Blood Spoor in the Dark by Paul Zunckel

Come face to face with The Secret Sect that has emerged from the dark past and now walks the night.

Blood spoor in the dark

Modern Africa… ancient beliefs. With fear, comes power. Travel deep into the Congo Basin with Piet van Zyl, safari hunter, and Veronica Strydom, African culture expert, as they are drawn deeper into the web of superstitions and fear. 

Come face to face with The Secret Sect that has emerged from the dark past and now walks the night. Experience the superstitions, rituals, and witchcraft of the killers known as The Leopard Men, as history repeats itself in an orgy of ritual murders and blood lust.

Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

Language: English


Word Count: 44,300

Sales info:

Book 2 in The Blood Trilogy, similarly to Book 1, enjoys its greatest sales on Kobo and Apple iBooks, followed by library sales through OverDrive worldwide, in both ebook and paperback, paperbacks sold through Amazon Wholesale.

Sample text:

The Night is dark. There is no moon in the sky as the night creatures move about the jungle of the Congo Basin. Another creature moves among them.

The edge of the jungle opens onto a small clearing. A foot path leads towards the hut, the flicker of a candle in the window casts a shadow.

The visitor watches and waits. He is patient as is the way of his kind. The door to the hut opens and a woman emerges. She moves up along the path directly towards the watcher, unaware of being observed.

With a shriek of an attacking leopard, the watcher rises from the darkness and launches itself at her. The woman screams in terror but help will not come. Her family are huddled together, safe in the hut. None will venture out for fear of what is hidden by the darkness.


Day reveals the scene of her death. The ground and bushes around her body are covered in her blood. Her badly mutilated corpse and the spoor around her pay testimony to her killer. The leopard has once again claimed a victim.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Liezl Dreyer
Author review:
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