Irna's Books

View the lastest published books below or click on each book to view more details.

Kwaaiwater

PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 2023 | PUBLISHER: HUMAN & ROUSSEAU

Warrant Officer Storm van der Merwe is back at the job, even if she's still mourning her father's death two years ago. Hermanus is hosting a book festival, and it's Storm's rather dull responsibility to ensure that Covid protocols are adhered to.But then the village's star writer, Isa du Bois, doesn't pitch for her event. And a few hours later, her body is discovered in the Mossel River close to Kwaaiwater.

One Fine Day

PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 2021 | PUBLISHER: PENGUIN

When Louw Roodt vanishes after a work function, Kristien Liebenberg’s worst fear comes true: her partner isn’t coming home. Has Louw been in an accident? Is she having an affair? Has she been hijacked, assaulted, or worse, left for dead in the bushes and sand dunes of the Cape Flats? Or has it got something to do with their argument that morning?

Blood Stone

PUBLISHED: MARCH 2020 | PUBLISHER: PENGUIN

All hell breaks loose when Detective Storm van der Merwe’s mom is pushed under a train at Paddington Station. Storm has to rush to London, even though she’s in the middle of a murder investigation: leading South African fashion designer Beebee Bukelwa Babu was found dead in a luxury Hermanus hotel.

Death Cup

PUBLISHED: MARCH 2018 | PUBLISHER: PENGUIN

When a notorious food blogger drops dead in a fancy Hermanus restaurant right in front of Detective Storm van der Merwe, Storm finds herself at the centre of a rotten mess: the blogger’s killer meal was laced with death cups, a mushroom more poisonous than even her most toxic restaurant review.

Dead In The Water

PUBLISHED: JULY 2016 | PUBLISHER: PENGUIN

Detective Storm van der Merwe is walking her dog on the beach when she makes a gruesome discovery: the body of a young journalist – missing a limb.

About Irna

Irna van Zyl is an award-winning journalist, magazine editor and media entrepreneur who now writes full time.

Irna made her writing debut in 1995 with a collection of short stories. She lives in Hermanus.

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