Dying To Live

Description
When the body of a Bushman is discovered near the Central Kalahari
Game Reserve, the death is written off as an accide
nt. But all is not as it
seems. An autopsy reveals that, although he’s clearly very old, his
internal organs are puzzlingly young. What’s more, an old bullet is
lodged in one of his muscles ... but where is the entry wound?
When the body is stolen from the
morgue and a local witch doctor is
reported missing, Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu gets involved. But did the
witch doctor take the body to use as part of a ritual? Or was it the
American anthropologist who’d befriended the old Bushman?
As Kubu and his brilliant
young colleague, Detective Samantha Khama,
follow the twisting trail through a confusion of rhino
-
horn smugglers,
foreign gangsters and drugs manufacturers, the wider and more
dangerous the case seems to grow.
A fresh, new slice of ‘Sunshine Noir’,
Dying
to Live
is a classic tale of
greed, corruption and ruthless thuggery, set in one of the world’s most
beautiful landscapes, and featuring one of crime fiction’s most
endearing and humane heroes
Marketing Information

Books 4, 5 and 6 in the Detective

Kubu series published by Orenda

Books, with new branding


Published simultaneously around the world (including

USA/SA/CAN for the first time)


Authors appearing at

CrimeFest

(and more to follow)

with a

week

-

long tour in May and July



A wonderful, original v

oice


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 Sigurð

ardóttir •

‘Detective David

“Kubu” 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

Endorsements


A wonderful, original v

oice


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 Sigurð

ardóttir •

‘Detective David

“Kubu” 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

Author Biography

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip.
Both were born in South Africa and have worked in academia and
business. Stanley was an educational psychologist, specialising in the
application of co
mputers to teaching and learning, and is a pilot.
Michael specialises in image processing and remote sensing, and
teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. The series has been
critically acclaimed, and their third book,
Death of the Mantis
, won the
B
arry Award and was a finalist for an Edgar award.
Deadly Harvest
was
a finalist for an International Thriller

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 2017
  • English
  • 9781910633762
  • United Kingdom
  • Pages: 320
  • Orenda Books
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Published
  • Original Language Title: English
  • Copyright Year: 2017
  • Series: Detective Kubu
  • Series Part: 6