Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Sep 6, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages
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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.

  

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Review: Death of the Mantis (Detective Kubu #3)

User Review  - Dana Stabenow - Goodreads

Read this book just for the scene, Botswana and the Kalahari Desert, and nothing else, and you'll be happy. Read full review

Review: Death of the Mantis (Detective Kubu #3)

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Read this book just for the scene, Botswana and the Kalahari Desert, and nothing else, and you'll be happy. Read full review

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Michael Stanley is the writing team of 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 also born in Johannesburg and has been on the faculty of the universities of Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and at Capella University. He divides his time between Knysna, South Africa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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