Lauren Beukes is a South African author. Aside from being a novelist, she is also a screenwriter, television writer, comic book writer and journalist. She has received the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg prize, the August Derleth Prize, the Strand Critics Choice Award and the RT Thriller of the Year. Lauren lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her daughter.

Lauren Beukes made her debut as a published author in 2005 with the non-fiction book Maverick. She debuted as a novelist in 2008 with the novel Moxyland. Below is a list of Lauren Beukes’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Moxyland(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoo City(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shining Girls(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Monsters(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Motherland(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Slipping(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Maverick(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Lauren Beukes Synopses: Zoo City is a standalone novel by Lauren Beukes. Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty online 419 scam habit – and a talent for finding lost things. But when her latest client, a little old lady, turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite type of job: missing persons.

The Shining Girls is a standalone title by Lauren Beukes. Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of these shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to make a move. He’s the ultimate hunter, vanishing without a trace into another time after each murder – until one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on an impossible truth…

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