Dying To Live

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466881569
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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 Home A Bushman is discovered dead near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Africa. 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. 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. He calls in Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu. When the Bushman’s corpse is stolen from the morgue, suddenly the case takes on a new dimension.

Deadly Harvest

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 1910633437
Size: 70.50 MB
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A young girl goes missing after getting into a car with a mysterious man. Soon after, a second girl disappears, and her devastated father, Witness, sets out to seek revenge. As the trail goes cold, Samantha Khama - new recruit to the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department - suspects the girl was killed for muti, the traditional African medicine usually derived from plants, sometimes animals, and, recently and most chillingly, human parts. When the investigation gets personal, Samantha enlists opera-loving wine connoisseur Assistant Superintendent David ‘Kubu’ Bengu to help her dig into the past. As they begin to discover a pattern to the disappearances, there is another victim, and Kubu and Samantha are thrust into a harrowing race to stop a serial killer who has only one thing in mind ...

Death Of The Mantis

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062000373
Size: 64.19 MB
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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. 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. 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 . . . and his ability to remain alive.

A Carrion Death

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755381424
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A stunning debut crime novel set against a backdrop of poachers, witch doctors, diamond smugglers and corruption...They find the first body near a waterhole considered magical by the local bush people. A string of clues suggests that the victim was murdered and his identity hidden. For Assistant Superintendent David Kubu Bengu, it's obvious from the start that sinister forces are at work. A convivial figure on the surface, Kubu is a clever and resourceful lawman, well-versed in Botswana's deadliest secrets. As he follows a blood-soaked trail he uncovers a chain of crimes linked to the most powerful figures in the country - influential enemies who will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in their way...

Dead Of Night

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 1912374269
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When freelance journalist, Crystal Nguyen, heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, while searching for her missing colleague. But within a week, she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder. And everyone is after a briefcase full of money that may hold the key to everything... Fleeing South Africa, she goes undercover in Vietnam, trying to discover the truth before she’s exposed by the local mafia. Discovering the plot behind the money is only half the battle. Now she must convince the South African authorities to take action before it’s too late. She has a shocking story to tell, if she survives long enough to tell it... Fast-paced, relevant and chilling, Dead of Night is a stunning new thriller that exposes one of the most vicious conflicts on the African continent... ‘My favourite writing duo since Ellery Queen’ Ragnar Jónasson ‘Compelling and deceptively written’ New York Journal of Books ‘As dark as the darkest of Nordic Noir’ Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ‘A wonderfuln original voice’ Peter James ‘Impossible to put down’ Library Journal br>The Michael Stanley duo write vividly and poetically’ Off-the-Shelf Books ’Packed with convincing characters and settings’ Mumbling about... ‘The perfect combination of “I don’t want it to end” and “I can’t put it down”. Great African crime fiction’ Deon Meyers ‘Another intriguing and involving slice of “Sunshine Noir” Claire Thinking ‘Filled with tension, twists and turns’ Harry’s Book Club ‘Gripping, mysterious and full of excellent characters’ Bibliophile Book Club ‘I was intrigued from the first page’ Jen Med’s Book Review

A Deadly Trade

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780755349005
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The second in the internationally acclaimed detective series by Michael Stanley: 'a wonderful original voice - McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly' Peter James

A Beautiful Place To Die

Author: Malla Nunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416586202
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Jacob's Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, 1952. An Afrikaner police officer is found dead. Detective Emmanuel Cooper, an Englishman, begins investigating the murder following a trail of clues that lead him to uncover as

Sunshine Noir

Author: Annamaria Alfieri
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997968903
Size: 75.93 MB
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Anthology of mystery and thriller short stories set in hot climates around the globe by acclaimed crime fiction authors.

A Death In The Family

Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466881550
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"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, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, the smartest detective in the Botswana police, 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. Are Chinese mine-owners involved? And what role does the US Embassy have to play? Set amidst the dark beauty of modern Botswana, A Death in the Family is a thrilling insight into a world of riots, corruption, 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?

The Golden Scales

Author: Parker Bilal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408824906
Size: 46.71 MB
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Former police inspector Makana, in exile from his native Sudan, lives on a rickety Nile houseboat in Cairo, scratching out a living as a private investigator. When he receives a call from the notorious and powerful Saad Hanafi, he is thrust into a dangerous and glittering world. Hanafi is the owner of a star-studded football team and their most valuable player has vanished. His disappearance threatens to bring down not only the businessman's private empire but also the entire country. Makana encounters Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter, as his search stirs up painful memories, leading him back into the sights of an old and dangerous enemy...