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Facets of Death


Michael Stanley


When a Botswana mine is robbed of 100,000 carats of diamonds and the thieves are murdered execution-style, Botswana’s Detective Kubu’s first case becomes a terrifying international investigation … The stunning, chilling PREQUEL to the award-winning Detective Kubu series.

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

‘My favourite writing duo since Ellery Queen’ Ragnar Jonasson

‘A thrilling and intriguing ride-along with Botswana’s Number 1 good-guy detective' Tony Park

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Detective Kubu’s first case may also be his last…

Recruited straight from university to Botswana’s CID, David ‘Kubu’ Bengu has raised his colleagues’ suspicions with his meteoric rise within the department, and he has a lot to prove…

When the richest diamond mine in the world is robbed of 100,000 carats worth of gems, and then the thieves are killed, execution-style, Kubu leaps at the chance to prove himself. But where are the diamonds? And what role does a witch doctor and his son play?

Does this young detective have the skill – and integrity – to engineer an international trap? Or could it cost him everything, including his life…?

A riveting, chilling prequel to the award-winning Detective Kubu series, Facets of Death introduces the beloved Kubu and his richly described native Botswana, in a dark, sophisticated thriller that will leave you breathless.

 

Michael Stanley is the writing name of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Both natives of Africa, we have traveled regularly together to Botswana and Zimbabwe over the past twenty years to experience the country with its wide diversity and interesting peoples. Our books reflect the authentic Africa of the 21st century: not merely the politically unstable, desperately poor Africa of the nightly news, but also the emotional conflicts of people with one foot in traditional culture and the other in Western-instigated globalism. The new Africa is not a safari jungle, but a collection of diverse groups and nations struggling to find their way in a rapidly changing context.

Category:  Fiction
ISBN:  9781913193638
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
On sale:  June 2021
List price:  R230 
Format:  Paperback
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