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Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu: 1 Paperback – Illustrated, 31 March 2009

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  • Paperback : 467 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0061252417
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0061252419
  • Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.08 x 20.32 cm
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial; Illustrated edition (31 March 2009)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 64 ratings

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"[An] impressive debut. . . . The intricate plotting, a grisly sense of realism and numerous topical motifs . . . make this a compulsively readable novel. . . . This fast-paced forensic thriller will resonate . . . with fans of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"More smart than bloody. . . . A marvelous debut."--Boston Globe

"A first novel saturated with local color. . . . Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty."--New York Times Book Review

"Delightful. . . . Plot twists are fair and well-paced, the Botswana setting has room to breathe and take shape as its own entity, and Stanley's writing style is equal parts sprightly and grave."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

About the Author

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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