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This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place. A natural for fans of the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." "Booklist"

A fascinating crime series. Detective David Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling Compelling and deceptively written, it's the perfect summer read. "New York Journal of Books"

Kubu's third recorded case is again alive with local color and detail and, refreshingly, offers his fullest mystery plot yet. "Kirkus Reviews"

Impossible to put down. Kubu's painstaking detecting skills make him a sort of Hercule Poirot of the desert. . . . This series can be recommended to a wide gamut of readers. "Library Journal (starred review)"

[Kubu is] the African Columbo.
"Entertainment Weekly"

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"

A serious novel with a mystery at its core. I loved this book.
"Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong"

A page-turner from start to finish. "Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of A Matter of Justice""

"The smartest detective in the whole of the Botswana police, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, is thrown headlong into a nightmare...is an angry Kubu as readable as a funny Kubu? Most definitely! If you love Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" books, are you going to like Michael Stanley's Detective Kubu? Chances are very good that you will." --Kitlling Books

"Kubu is an endearing character, even when he's angry, and you feel the people of Botswana are safe when this big man is on the job." --"Pioneer Press"

This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place. A natural for fans of the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." "Booklist"

A fascinating crime series. Detective David Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling Compelling and deceptively written, it's the perfect summer read. "New York Journal of Books"

Kubu's third recorded case is again alive with local color and detail and, refreshingly, offers his fullest mystery plot yet. "Kirkus Reviews"

Impossible to put down. Kubu's painstaking detecting skills make him a sort of Hercule Poirot of the desert. . . . This series can be recommended to a wide gamut of readers. "Library Journal (starred review)"

[Kubu is] the African Columbo. "Entertainment Weekly"

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"

A serious novel with a mystery at its core. I loved this book. "Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong"

A page-turner from start to finish. "Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of A Matter of Justice""

"If you are unfamiliar with this series, you can pick up and read A DEATH IN THE FAMILY without referencing the previous volumes. You will not be sorry. Stanley and Kubu deserve much more critical and commercial attention than they have been receiving; hopefully this latest installment will rectify that shortcoming." --bookreporter

"The smartest detective in the whole of the Botswana police, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, is thrown headlong into a nightmare...is an angry Kubu as readable as a funny Kubu? Most definitely! If you love Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" books, are you going to like Michael Stanley's Detective Kubu? Chances are very good that you will." --Kitlling Books

"Kubu is an endearing character, even when he's angry, and you feel the people of Botswana are safe when this big man is on the job." --"Pioneer Press"

This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place. A natural for fans of the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." "Booklist"

A fascinating crime series. Detective David Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling Compelling and deceptively written, it's the perfect summer read. "New York Journal of Books"

Kubu's third recorded case is again alive with local color and detail and, refreshingly, offers his fullest mystery plot yet. "Kirkus Reviews"

Impossible to put down. Kubu's painstaking detecting skills make him a sort of Hercule Poirot of the desert. . . . This series can be recommended to a wide gamut of readers. "Library Journal (starred review)"

[Kubu is] the African Columbo. "Entertainment Weekly"

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"

A serious novel with a mystery at its core. I loved this book. "Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong"

A page-turner from start to finish. "Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of A Matter of Justice""

"If you are unfamiliar with this series, you can pick up and read A DEATH IN THE FAMILY without referencing the previous volumes. You will not be sorry. Stanley and Kubu deserve much more critical and commercial attention than they have been receiving; hopefully this latest installment will rectify that shortcoming." --bookreporter

"The smartest detective in the whole of the Botswana police, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, is thrown headlong into a nightmare...is an angry Kubu as readable as a funny Kubu? Most definitely! If you love Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, are you going to like Michael Stanley's Detective Kubu? Chances are very good that you will." --Kitlling Books

"Kubu is an endearing character, even when he's angry, and you feel the people of Botswana are safe when this big man is on the job." --Pioneer Press

This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place. A natural for fans of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Booklist

A fascinating crime series. Detective David Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling Compelling and deceptively written, it's the perfect summer read. New York Journal of Books

Kubu's third recorded case is again alive with local color and detail and, refreshingly, offers his fullest mystery plot yet. Kirkus Reviews

Impossible to put down. Kubu's painstaking detecting skills make him a sort of Hercule Poirot of the desert. . . . This series can be recommended to a wide gamut of readers. Library Journal (starred review)

[Kubu is] the African Columbo. Entertainment Weekly

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

A serious novel with a mystery at its core. I loved this book. Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong

A page-turner from start to finish. Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of A Matter of Justice

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"If you are unfamiliar with this series, you can pick up and read A DEATH IN THE FAMILY without referencing the previous volumes. You will not be sorry. Stanley and Kubu deserve much more critical and commercial attention than they have been receiving; hopefully this latest installment will rectify that shortcoming." --bookreporter

"The smartest detective in the whole of the Botswana police, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu, is thrown headlong into a nightmare...is an angry Kubu as readable as a funny Kubu? Most definitely! If you love Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, are you going to like Michael Stanley's Detective Kubu? Chances are very good that you will." --Kitlling Books

"Kubu is an endearing character, even when he's angry, and you feel the people of Botswana are safe when this big man is on the job." --Pioneer Press

"This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place. A natural for fans of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." --Booklist

"A fascinating crime series. Detective David 'Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling...Compelling and deceptively written, it's the perfect summer read." --New York Journal of Books

"Kubu's third recorded case is again alive with local color and detail and, refreshingly, offers his fullest mystery plot yet." --Kirkus Reviews

"Impossible to put down. Kubu's painstaking detecting skills make him a sort of Hercule Poirot of the desert. . . . This series can be recommended to a wide gamut of readers." --Library Journal (starred review)

"[Kubu is] the African Columbo." --Entertainment Weekly

"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

"A serious novel with a mystery at its core. I loved this book." --Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong

"A page-turner from start to finish." --Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of A Matter of Justice

Product Description

'There's no easy way to say this, Kubu. Your father's dead. I'm afraid he's been murdered.’

Faced with the violent death of his own father, even Assistant Superintendent David ‘Kubu’ Bengu, Botswana CID's keenest mind, is baffled. Who would kill such a frail old man? The picture becomes even murkier with the apparent suicide of a government official. Are Chinese mine-owners involved? And what role does the US Embassy have to play?
Set amidst the dark beauty of modern Botswana, A Death in the Family is a thrilling insight into a world of riots, corruption and greed, as a complex series of murders present the opera-loving, wine connoisseur detective with his most challenging case yet. When grief-stricken Kubu defies orders and sets out on the killers’ trail, startling and chilling links emerge, spanning the globe and setting a sequence of shocking events in motion. Will Kubu catch the killers in time … and find justice for his father?


‘This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place. A natural for fans of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency' Booklist

'Impossible to put down. Kubu’s painstaking detecting skills make him a sort of Hercule Poirot of the desert … This series can be recommended to a wide gamut of readers’ Library Journal

‘Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling. The exotic smells and sounds of Botswana fill the pages as well as the changes and struggles of a country brimming with modern technology yet fiercely clinging to old traditions. Compelling and deceptively written...’ New York Journal of Books

‘Richly atmospheric … a gritty depiction of corruption and deception’ Publishers Weekly

‘A wonderful, original voice – McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly’ Peter James

‘Under the African sun, Michael Stanley’s Detective Kubu investigates crimes as dark as the darkest of Nordic Noir. Call it Sunshine Noir, if you will – a must read’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

‘The perfect combination of “I don’t want it to end” and “I can’t put it down”. Great African crime fiction’ Deon Meyer

‘A sumptuous narrative filled with twists, turns and a rich tapestry of Botswana culture and landscape’ Segnalibro


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS; UK ed. edition (28 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y15PP1Y
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4.0 out of 5 stars One Man's Opintion: It gets better the longer you stay with the story.
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