Books written or edited by Joanne Hichens

DIE LAUGHING

DIE LAUGHING

R200.00
In this anthology, of wit, satire and humour, writers have poked a little fun at our crazy country, at our politics, our idiosyncrasies, our down-right ridiculous habits. A number of stories look on the lighter, brighter side of life, and, of course, dark humour is included too, irony and tragi-comedy — all with a strong sense of the South African setting. More info →
STAINED

STAINED

RRP: R 135
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Genres: Drama, Fiction
In a poor district on the outskirts of Cape Town, Grace lives with her adoptive mother. Of mixed race, Grace dreams about what her birth mother is like and is plagued by a deep sense of not belonging. Rebelling against her adoptive mother's smothering influence, Grace turns to close friend Shardonnay and her sister, Crystal. More info →
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Divine Justice

Divine Justice

RRP: R 155
A scorching summer in Cape Town. As fires blaze across the mountain, an evangelist delivers an ominous prophecy, right-wing thugs plot murder and mayhem... and gorgeous Rae Valentine has eyes only for her man, Mullet Mendes. But Rae can’t outrun the storm of righteous fury that’s taking over the city, and when the heavens open (in more ways than she can imagine) her life takes an unexpected turn... More info →
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Bad Company

Bad Company

This is a collection of crime-thriller stories 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 Johannesburg to the alleyways of Keyelitsha, from the boardroom to the bedroom, Bad Company will entertain you, and keep you enthralled, till you turn out the light! More info →
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OUT to SCORE / Cape Greed

OUT to SCORE / Cape Greed

Out to Score is an action-packed crime thriller set in Cape Town against the backdrop of the abalone wars along the Cape coast. It is a story of two private investigators from a two-bit agency involved in seemingly different cases. Mullet is hired by the wife of a financial consultant who is allegedly soliciting rent boys... More info →
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The Bed Book of Short Stories

The Bed Book of Short Stories

RRP: R 162
Genres: Fiction, Short story
The bed, dressed in hand sewn quilt or threadbare blanket, may in and of itself be memorable, but it is what happens in the bed - the sex and lovemaking, the dreams, the reading, the nightmares, the rest, giving birth and dying - which give 'bed' special meaning... More info →
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Bloody Satisfied

Bloody Satisfied

RRP: R 170
Eclectic, entertaining, gripping South African short story-telling at its best. Edited by Joanne Hichens More info →
Incredible journey

Incredible journey

R150
Incredible Journey is the third of the annual Short.sharp.stories anthology. Following the crime-thrillers of Bloody Satisfied (2013) and erotic tales of Adults Only (2014), the focus in 2015 is on a journey, be it political, personal or emotional. More info →
ADULTS ONLY – Short-Story Anthology

ADULTS ONLY – Short-Story Anthology

R190
Adults Only, a collection of stories of love, lust, sex and sensuality. Within these pages lies a wonderful range of modern sex writing: stories that are raw, dangerous and powerful More info →
Sweet Paradise

Sweet Paradise

When Rae Valentine loses boyfriend, book deal, colleague and job within the space of 24 hours, she jumps at the idea of a distracting and personally demanding challenge sure to increase her income overnight. She's the most compassionate, but also the most gullible PI in the business. In her attempt to locate a missing teenager Rae falls foul of a psychological cesspit of obsession, addiction, misogyny and love-gone-bad. On the wrong side of the gate of Paradise Place Clinic, no-one is who they appear to be and everyone has their secrets... More info →