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DEATH OF THE MANTIS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A dedicated Botswana detective finds himself in the middle of simmering tensions between police and nomadic Bushmen.A prologue set in the 1950s reveals a cave atop several desert hills as The Place, where one can meet "the spirits." In the present, rangers Ndoli and Vusi find their colleague Monzo dead in the desert at the bottom of a dry riverbed, a place well out of his bailiwick. The body is ... Read full review

Review: Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Joe Hartlaub

Opening Michael Stanley's new book is like opening a door and greeting a wonderful friend who visits you once a year or so. The friend in this case is Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu, a Botswana police detective, a man of massive size, appetite and personality. Kubu (the nickname means “hippopotamus” in the Setswana language) is one of those people possessed of a quiet but immense ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jaimie Hall - Goodreads

I think we found a signed copy of this book in MN when we traveled there for my husband's class reunion. It has sat in my to-read pile once my husband read it. I'm only sorry I didn't read sooner ... Read full review

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