This is a collection you’ll want to take to bed with you – for suspense, intrigue, mystery and thrills you can’t beat Bad Company.

From the bustling streets of Joburg to the alleyways of Khayelitsha, from the boardroom to the bedroom, Bad Company will entertain you and keep you enthralled till you turn out the light.

Not only is this collection a feast for lovers of thriller fiction, but it’s a perfect introduction to South African thriller writing for the uninitiated. From the intensity and force of Richard Kunzmann’s ‘If Nothing Else’ to the subtle mind games of Andrew Brown’s ‘Occam’s Razor’, there is variety to cater for all tastes. 

With stories by South Africa’s renowned writers Deon Meyer and Margie Orford, as well as newer voices, and a first-ever English thriller story by bestselling Zulu crime thriller writer Meshack Masondo, a great read is guaranteed.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan South Africa


“This superb anthology is a must have for those with a taste for the macabre.”
– Muziwethu Zwane, Citi Press

“This original, entertaining and, at times, deeply disturbing collection of stories is firm proof that South Africa is home to some of the most talented crime and thriller writers working today. Bad Company is classic popular fiction for the 21st century, written from the heart, with zeal, invention and an unblinking eye for honesty that defies all geographical boundaries.”
– David Hewson, bestselling author of the Nic Costa series

“A highly entertaining collection of short stories.”
Reading Room, O Magazine

“The stories captivate, shock, tease and please.”
– Karen Rutter, Cape Times

“A brisk, vicarious thrill of violence.”
– Michiel Heyns, Sunday Independent

“Bad Company bied goeie geselskap, maak lus vir nog.”
– Mariana Malan, Die Burger