criminals unchecked by any effective policing."
James Mitchell – The Star, Read full review »
"Jassy Mackenzie’s debut novel, Random Violence, presents a series of calculated crimes inspired by good ol’ greed and a liberal dash of psychosis... The book is your typical fast-paced cops and robbers crime novel with a variety of interesting twists, but it has a sexy, take-no-nonsense female sleuth at the helm of the story to spice it up,"
Carly Ritz – The Times, Read full review »
In Mariana Malan's review in the Afrikaans newspaper, Die Burger, she explains that Random Violence gives readers a fascinating look at the shady side of Johannesburg, and that the book grips from the very first chapter, where the description of the hijacking will leave readers in a nervous sweat.
Mariana Malan – Die Burger, Read full review »
The plot has more than its fair share of nice twists, and Mackenzie does a superb job of making the reader care for her gutsy lead while offering a glimpse at life in South Africa after apartheid. Readers will wish Jade a long fictional career. (Apr.)
Publisher's Weekly Read full review »
Click here to read J. Sydney Jones' interview with Jassy on his Scene of the Crime website.
Click here to read Gillian Anstey's article on Jassy which appeared in the Sunday Times.
Click here to read Mike Nicol's interview with Jassy Mackenzie on Crime Beat's blog on the Book SA website.
Click here to read Robert Gregory Browne's interview with Jassy Mackenzie on the International Thriller Writers' website.
Click here to read about the Umuzi New Writer's Showcase book launch at the Park Hyatt, Johannesburg.