Death Of The Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery Paperback
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|Publisher||HarperCollins Publishers Inc|
|Book Description||The best book yet in one of the best series going: a serious novel with a mystery at its core that takes us places we've never been., --Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong , , Mystery readers who have not yet made the acquaintance of larger than life African investigator Detective David "Kubu" Bengu are doing themselves a great disservice. Death of the Mantis is the third Kubu novel from author Michael Stanley--following the critically acclaimed A Carrion Death and The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu--and it plunges the robust manhunter into the chaotic center of a murder case involving nomadic Bushmen that is stoking the fires of prejudice and tribal hatred. Set in Botswana--the fascinating equatorial country also explored by Alexander McCall Smith in his #1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels--Death of the Mantis is a book alive with the sights and sounds of an exotic and breathtaking land. The exploits of Stanley's singularly captivating policeman protagonist will delight you and keep you guessing.|
|Editorial Review||Impossible to put down, this immensely readable third entry. . . delivers the goods. 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)|
|Number of Pages||430|