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The Death of the Mantis

(2011)
(The third book in the Detective Kubu series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
Barry Awards Best Paperback original
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.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"The best book yet in one of the best series going." - Timothy Hallinan


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Used availability for Michael Stanley's The Death of the Mantis

Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of the Mantis (Detective Kubu 3)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 0-7553-8116-5 / 978-0-7553-8116-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 0-06-200037-3 / 978-0-06-200037-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of the Mantis (Detective Kubu 3)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
ISBN: 0-7553-8115-7 / 978-0-7553-8115-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death of the Mantis (Detective Kubu 3)
Author(s): Michael Stanley
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK