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Detective Kubu Investigates

(2013)
(A book in the Detective Kubu series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The first collection of Michael Stanley short stories introducing Detective David “Kubu” Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department. A large man with big appetites—his nickname Kubu means hippo in the Setswana language—he’s happily married and lives in the capital, Gaborone. And he’s smart! Entertainment Weekly called him “The African Columbo,” and the New York Times said that “Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty.”
Twenty-first century Botswana is a country with real issues and real murders. In this collection of stories—one specially written for this collection—Kubu investigates three mysterious deaths. A man is stabbed outside a bar. 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. Is it the result of witchcraft, or could there be another cause? A policeman is shot dead at close range in his own home. 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. 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. Their novels featuring Detective Kubu are A CARRION DEATH, THE SECOND DEATH OF GOODLUCK TINUBU (A DEADY TRADE outside North America), DEATH OF THE MANTIS, DEADLY HARVEST, A DEATH IN THE FAMILY and DYING TO LIVE. The new Detective Kubu mystery, FACETS OF DEATH, is out in January 2020. There’s an excerpt from it at the end of the collection.
Several of 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 and was shortlisted for the EDGAR AWARD.

Genre: Mystery

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Title: Detective Kubu Investigates
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