Rotten Peaches

Rotten Peaches

by Lisa de Nikolits
  • literary
  • mystery-crime
  • thriller
  • women-s

Rotten Peaches is a gripping epic filled with disturbing and unforgettable insights into the human condition.

Love, lust, race and greed. How far will you go? Two women. Two men. One happy ending. It takes place in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa. Nature or nurture. South Africa, racism and old prejudices — these are hardly old topics but what happens when biological half-siblings meet with insidious intentions? Can their moral corruption be blamed on genetics — were they born rotten to begin with? And what happens when they meet up with more of their ilk? What further havoc can be wreaked, with devastating familial consequences?


Lisa de Nikolits, author

Lisa de Nikolits is the award-winning author of eight novels: The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, The Witchdoctor’s Bones, Between The Cracks She Fell, The Nearly Girl, No Fury Like That, and Rotten Peaches. No Fury Like That will be published in Italian in 2019 by Edizione Le Assassine under the title Una furia dell’altro mondo. Her ninth novel, The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution, is also scheduled to be published in 2019 by Inanna Publications. Her short fiction and poetry have also been published in various anthologies and journals across the country. She is a member of the Mesdames of Mayhem, the Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and the International Thriller Writers. Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits came to Canada in 2000. She lives and writes in Toronto.


  • Welcome to the world of sales cons, messed-up self-help authors, hotel room hookups and murder most vile. "Rotten Peaches" delivers hilarious thrills and villainous chills right to its final twist. A wild, sexy romp of a book. - Carol Bruneau, author of A Bird on Every Tree Link to review
  • In "Rotten Peaches", two women grapple with Sisyphean circumstances, paralleled in the seeming inescapable strength of the demons they harbour. Lisa de Nikolits is a skilled craftswoman, gripping the reader from the first page, and suspends her there, brow furrowed, as each new disaster unfolds, highlighted always by our two heroes’ inability to turn away from the men they love and the dangerous plots they’ve been seduced into. With cons, political unrest, poison, sex, and murder plots, "Rotten Peaches" is an unflinchingly cinematic read. - Robin Richardson, author of Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis Link to review
  • A noir page-turner that digs into the darkest corners of the human heart, "Rotten Peaches" dissects the lives of Leone and Berenice, women who live continents apart but are linked by the attentions of a charismatic con man, JayRay. Lisa de Nikolits succeeds in creating a disturbing, mesmerizing tale in which the boundaries of good and evil, justice and punishment, are blurred by family secrets, racism, and sexual obsession. - Terri Favro, author of Once Upon a Time in West Toronto Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Inanna Publications



rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: Adult

number of pages: 320

publication date: 09/22/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book