Deadly harvest in michael stanley’s beloved Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and a mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons. When young girls start to go missing, a new detective on the Botswana police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, Samantha, is the reason.
She and detective david “kubu” bengu race to stop a serial killer, all as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands. Weaving together a thrilling mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa, Deadly Harvest is filled with elements suspense and plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very end.
Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery Detective Kubu Series Book 3
. But when a second bizarre murder, and then a third, seem to point also to the nomadic tribe, the intrepid Kubu must journey into the depths of the Kalahari to uncover the truth. What he discovers there will test all his powers of detection. Three bushmen surround the doomed man, but are they his killers or there to help? Detective David “Kubu” Bengu is on the case, an investigation that his old school friend Khumanego claims is motivated by racist antagonism on the part of the local police.
In the southern kalahari area of botswana—an arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wealth, and ancient gods—a fractious ranger named Monzo is found dying from a severe head wound in a dry ravine. And his ability to remain alive.
A Death in the Family: A Detective Kubu Mystery
Are chinese mine-owners involved? and what role does the us embassy have to play?Set amidst the dark beauty of modern Botswana, corruption, A Death in the Family is a thrilling insight into a world of riots, and greed, as a complex series of murders presents the opera-loving detective with his most challenging case yet.
When grief-stricken kubu defies orders and sets out on the killers' trail, startling and chilling links emerge, spanning the globe and setting a sequence of shocking events in motion. Will kubu catch the killers in time? There's no easy way to say this, Kubu. Your father's dead. I'm afraid he's been murdered.
Faced with the violent death of his own father, the smartest detective in the Botswana police, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, is baffled. Who would kill such a frail old man? Kubu's frustration grows as his boss, Director Mabaku, bans him from being involved in the investigation. The picture becomes even murkier with the apparent suicide of a government official.
Detective Kubu Investigates
The books have been shortlisted for a variety of awards, and DEATH OF THE MANTIS won the BARRY AWARD for best paperback original in 2012. A large man with big appetites - his nickname Kubu means hippo in the Setswana language. He is happily married and lives in the capital, Gaborone. Twenty-first century Botswana is a country with real issues and real murders.
Is it the result of witchcraft, or could there be another cause? A policeman is shot dead at close range in his own home. Their novels - all featuring detective kubu - are a carrion death, death of the mantis, the second death of goodluck tinubu A DEADY TRADE in the UK, and DEADLY HARVEST. A man is stabbed outside a bar.
Kubu" bengu is a detective in the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department. Is it just a jealous fight or is there something much more sinister behind it? A man suffers a gruesome death in a country town. And if you haven't met Kubu yet, then a treat is in store for you. Michael stanley is the pen name of two South Africans - Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip - who write fiction together.
In this collection of stories - one never previously published - Kubu investigates three mysterious deaths. Is it the colleagues of a man he killed who was resisting arrest? And what of his wife's alibi?In the last story of the collection, The Haunting, a very unusual detective in South Africa solves a strange disappearance and fraud in a most unconventional way.
Finally, author michael stanley interviews Detective Kubu himself in Gaborone until Kubu amusingly turns the tables!This entertaining collection of Kubu's shorter adventures is not to be missed by his many fans.
A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu Detective Kubu Series Book 1
The murder wasn't perfect after all. Enter detective david "kubu" bengu of the botswana criminal investigation Department, and most persistent, an investigator whose personality and physique match his moniker, the Setswana word for hippopotamus—which is a seemingly docile beast, but one of the deadliest, on the continent.
Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, Kubu uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country—cold-bloodedly efficient and frighteningly influential enemies who can make anyone who gets in their way disappear. Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion.
. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour—no body, no case. But kalahari game rangers stumble on the human corpse mid-meal.
The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu: A Detective Kubu Mystery Detective Kubu Series Book 2
Grade A. Entertainment weekly the second book in the inspector kubu series—penned by a pair of Crime Writers’ Association Award-winning South African authors writing under the name Michael Stanley—The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu treats readers to a gripping and atmospheric story of money, murder, and hidden motives at a remote bush camp in northern Botswana.
Set in a country immortalized by alexander mccall smith in his the #1 ladies’ detective Agency novels, The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu again features an unforgettable lead character the New York Times Book Review calls, “Hugely appealing—big and solid and smart enough to grasp all angles of a mystery.
”. The african Columbo…. Like the first book to feature Kubu, this is a smart, A Carrion Death, satisfyingly complex mystery.
Dying to Live: A Detective Kubu Mystery
He calls in assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu. Michael stanley's dying to live is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing Detective Kubu, set against the richly beautiful backdrop of Botswana. A fantastic read. Brilliant!" -louise penny, new york times bestselling author of The Long Way HomeA Bushman is discovered dead near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Africa.
Pathologist ian macgregor confirms the cause of death as a broken neck, but is greatly puzzled by the man’s physiology. Although he’s obviously very old, his internal organs look remarkably young. When the bushman’s corpse is stolen from the morgue, suddenly the case takes on a new dimension. Although the man looks old enough to have died of natural causes, the police suspect foul play, and the body is sent to Gaborone for an autopsy.
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women A Lynley Novel
This veritable all-star team delivers tales of dark deeds that will keep you reading long into the night. Included are these works:"a jury of her peers" by susan glaspellthe summer of people" by shirley jackson"the Irony of Hate" by Ruth Rendell"Country Lovers" by Nadine Gordimer"Wild Mustard" by Marcia Muller"Murder-Two" by Joyce Carol OatesA Moment on the Edge is a rare treat not only for fans of crime fiction but also for anyone who appreciates a skillfully written, deftly told story.
. New york times bestselling author Elizabeth George serves up a century's worth of superb crime fiction penned by women.
The Obituary Jefferson Morgan Mysteries Book 2
In this sequel to his dynamic first novel, THE DEADLINE, bestselling author Franscell takes readers on another wild ride with protagonist Jefferson Morgan. A great job with a fresh, original idea. And they might not survive the fall. The grisly discovery plunges him and jefferson morgan — the editor of the weekly Winchester Bullet — into a shadowy and deadly world of satellite-savvy highway pirates, rural meth labs, computer hackers and old-fashioned corruption.
His skills as one of the country’s top narrative non-fiction writers and journalists makes his fiction realistic and edgy, while his flair for suspense and drama keeps us turning the pages, then wanting more when finished. Steve jackson, nytimes bestselling author of monstER and NO STONE UNTURNED. The obituary weaves elements of the best forensics writers at work today, as well as the best detective writers — a great mix.
Michael palmer, always something new around every corner, nytimes bestselling author“Ron Franscell takes us on a journey like a leaf in a stream — flowing from scene to scene, picking up speed as it heads to its inevitable conclusion. Ron franscell’s the obituary is gorgeously written, complex and satisfying— a damn near perfect mystery.
John lescroart, wyoming, nytimes bestselling authorwhen a world-renowned forensic anthropologist journeys to Winchester, to examine the long-dead remains of a woman who claimed to be Etta Place — the Old West’s most mysterious and legendary female outlaw — he’s not expecting to find a man’s headless corpse in her crypt.
The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe The Pot Thief Mysteries Book 7
But hubie has more on his mind than just outwitting the army’s most sophisticated security measures. When an old associate claims to have a buyer interested in spending big money on a Tompiro pot, Hubie resolves to finally find a way into the heavily guarded military installation. The bureau of land management calls him a criminal, but Hubie knows that the real injustice would be to leave the legacies of prehistoric craftspeople buried in the dirt.
He’s in love with a beautiful woman who has a few secrets of her own—and his best friend, Susannah, may have just unearthed a lost Georgia O’Keeffe painting. In all his travels across the state, there is one place that Hubie hasn’t been able to access: Trinity Site at the White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
Deep within the range are ruins once occupied by the Tompiro people, whose distinctive pottery is incredibly rare and valuable. This southwest-set tale about a hunt for a precious relic offers a “nice mix of comedy and mystery” from an award-winning author Booklist. A dealer in traditional Native American pottery, Hubie Schuze scours New Mexico in search of ancient treasures.
The pot thief who studied georgia o’keeffe is the 7th book in the Pot Thief Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. It’s a lot for a mild-mannered pot thief to handle, and when his associate is murdered and Tompiro pots start replicating like Russian nesting dolls, Hubie suddenly realizes he’s caught up in the most complex and dangerous mystery he’s ever faced.
The Juan Doe Murders: A Smokey Brandon Thriller
These victims aren’t invisible to her. She won’t stop until she finds the killer, even if it means confronting her darkest demons and sacrificing herself to them. Moody, rich, impressive…the most distinctive new crime professional since Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta. Washington Post. But it hasn’t dimmed her compassion or dedication.
Until forensics specialist Samantha “Smokey” Brandon sees the gruesome pattern. A swift descent into sunburned decadence. Booklistsmokey is an ex-cop and former Las Vegas stripper, a childless widow who has seen a lot of death in her job. Tough, hip, visceral and lusty. Kirkus reviewssomeone is killing illegal, Hispanic immigrants and leaving their bodies strewn like trash across Orange County, the playground of Southern California’s rich and privileged.
But the murders go largely unnoticed, “juan Doe” victims as invisible in death as they were in their hidden lives, the anonymous, toiling in low-wage jobs serving the wealthy….