Book Review – Killing Kebble

Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (Revised Edition) by Mandy Wiener (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781770102453

Mandy Wiener’s gripping non-fiction crime story delves into the underworld where political influences and shady relationships are considered normal. The events told in the book are far removed from the average person’s perception of life. It almost reads like fiction, but with the chilling reminder that it is reality.

Written with journalistic flair, the author managed to catch my attention from the start. This paperback edition includes additional up to date developments from the previous publication and also an author interview which I found to be an interesting addition.

The story can be summarised from the introductory pages of the book: “Killing Kebble is not the story of one murder. It’s a gritty fast-paced chronicle of how one death blew the lid off Johannesburg’s underworld.” It is an excellent read that is interesting and disturbing at the same time.

Michele van Eck