Hour of Darkness

Readers familiar with Michéle Rowe’s exhilarating plot twists and authentic South African characters will love her latest spine-chilling thriller. It’s Earth Hour. People...

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What Hidden Lies

Detective Persephone ‘Persy’ Jonas and gangster Sean Dollery grew up together in the coloured township of Ocean View, a ghetto on the Cape Town coast infamous for poaching, dog...

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Michéle Rowe

Michéle Rowe is a South African scriptwriter who works primarily as a head writer and story originator for television and film. She attended the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, and has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.

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Scriptwriting

All About Writing’s Q&A with Michele Rowe where she discusses how to get into the film and television industry.

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CWA 2011 Debut Dagger Award

Michéle Rowe won the Crime Writers’ Association’s 2011 Debut Dagger Award (the first South African to do so) for the best as-yet-unpublished crime manuscript, What Hidden Lies.

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Jennifer Crocker

Jennifer Crocker

Cape Times

Great plotting and insight into her characters make for a fast and furious read.  The only pity is that you will be heartbroken when you finish it.  More…

Marti Will

Marti Will

Netwerk24 / Vista

Hour of Darkness is a top-notch spine-chilling crime thriller bursting with suspense, conspiracy and skulduggery to the very last full stop on the very last page.  More…

Marti Will

Marti Will

Vista News

This book is brilliant. I am a Patricia Cornwell fan, but after this impressive South African read, I am converted. Michéle Rowe can stand up to the best crime writers in the world.  More…

Mervyn Sloman

Mervyn Sloman

The Book Lounge

It was a fantastic read, with a great plot, tremendous pace and stand-out characters. Percy Jonas is a wonderful creation. As soon as you put the book down, you want to pick up the next one and read more about this woman.  More…

Phillip Altbekker

Phillip Altbekker

Times Live

The latest writer to succeed in reflecting the specific problems besetting policing while also offering a compelling narrative is Michéle Rowe in What Hidden Lies.’  More…