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Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Paperback)
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In the southern Kalahari area of Botswanaan arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wealth, and ancient godsa 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.
About the Author
Michael Stanley is the writing team of Johannesburg natives Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Trollip was on the faculty at the universities of Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and at Capella University, and divides his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Praise for Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery…
“DEATH OF THE MANTIS is the best book I’ve read in a very long time. A fantastic read. Brilliant!”