Richard Kunzmann published his first police procedural in the UK at the tender age of 26, and Bloody Harvests was immediately short-listed for the Crime Writers Association’s lucrative J.C.W. Creasy Award for Best New Novel, in 2002. Publication of Bloody Harvests and his second thriller, Salamander Cotton, quickly followed in all English language territories.
The Washington Post has described his writing as ‘recalling "No Country for Old Men" and other Cormac McCarthy novels that focus a literary sensibility on bloodcurdling events’, while the Sunday Times hailed him as ‘an impressive new talent in the thriller genre’. The Cape Times says of his latest book, Dead-End Road, ‘It stands head and shoulders among the many crime novels we are confronted with’.
Richard’s police procedurals explore a contemporary South Africa and a society that is a wonderful collage of African and Western traditions fused into the everyday lived experiences of South Africans.
His fourth book, The Price of a Country, will be the first in a new series pf psychological thrillers, and is due for publication in February 2010.