A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
(Detective Kubu)

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Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour—no body, no case.

But Kalahari game rangers stumble on the human corpse mid-meal. The murder wasn't perfect after all. Enter Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department, an investigator whose personality and physique match his moniker, the Setswana word for hippopotamus—which is a seemingly docile beast, but one of the deadliest, and most persistent, on the continent.

Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, Kubu uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country—cold-bloodedly efficient and frighteningly influential enemies who can make anyone who gets in their way disappear.


About Michael Stanley

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Stanley Trollip was born in Johannesburg, where he was schooled from childhood to his university degree in Statistics. Since 1976, he has founded and operated a data processing school, worked in consulting, and held various professorships at the Universities of Illinois and Minnesota. He is a full-time writer, and divides his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota.Michael Sears was born in Johannesburg, and grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, Kenya. His family emigrated to Australia during apartheid, but he returned to Africa in 1972 and taught at the University in Johannesburg. Until 2007, he worked at Anglo American, a major international mining house associated with the diamond giant De Beers. Sears lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 512 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Angus and Kubu were not just.

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As more murders start to occur, Detective Kabu realizes he is involved in a very dangerous situation.

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