Michael Stanley

AustCrime - May / June Wrap Up

Right, so in April I was thinking back to 2006 and the commencement of AustCrime and then May I forgot to do a wrap up completely.

It's been busy in these parts. Unbelievably busy. So May / June together.

May

Every month this year is starting out with a revisit to the Discworld, so The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett it was.

From there, started off in Scandinavia with The Devil's Sanctuary, Marie Hermanson which started off with a bang and fizzled to a bit of a disappointment.

DEADLY HARVEST - Michael Stanley

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Book Title: 
Deadly Harvest
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Author's Home Country: 
South Africa
ISBN: 
9780062221520
Series: 
Kubu Bengu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Botswana
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Deadly Harvest, Michael Stanley

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An outing with Kubu is always a much anticipated event, and the addition of new detective Samantha Khama is really interesting.

From the Blurb:

Girls are disappearing in Botswana. The rumor is they're being harvested for muti, a witch doctor's potion traditionally derived from plants and animals--and which, some believe, can be made more potent by adding human remains. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu joins the investigation with the police force's newest detective--and only woman--Samantha Khama, for whom the case is personal.

DEATH OF THE MANTIS - Michael Stanley

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Book Title: 
Death of the Mantis
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
South Africa
ISBN: 
9780755381159
Series: 
Kubu Bengu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Botswana
Publisher: 
Headline
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - Death of the Mantis, Michael Stanley

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From the Blurb:

When a Kalahari ranger is found dead in a dry ravine, his corpse surrounded by three Bushmen, the local police arrest the nomads.  Botswana's Detective 'Kubu' Bengu investigates the case and is reunited with his old school friend Khumanego, a Bushman and advocate for his people.  Khumanego claims the nomads are innocent and the arrests motivated by racist antagonism.  The Bushmen are released but, soon after, another man is murdered in similar circumstances.  Are the Bushmen to blame, or is it a copycat murder?

DEATH OF THE MANTIS - released in Australia in September / October

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Author Name: 
Michael Stanley
Book Title: 
Death of the Mantis
Dates: 
Thu, 09/01/2011 (All day) to Mon, 10/31/2011 (All day)

Fans of Detective David "Kubu" Bengu need wait no longer!  DEATH OF THE MANTIS is due out in Australia now.  YES!

A DEADLY TRADE - Michael Stanley

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Book Title: 
A Deadly Trade
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
South Africa
USA
ISBN: 
9780755344086
Series: 
Kubu Bengu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Botswana
Publisher: 
Headline
Year of Publication: 
2009

A Chat with Michael Stanley (aka Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip)

Any thoughts of a formal interview with Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip (aka Michael Stanley) rapidly disappeared when we were lucky enough to meet up with the collaborating South African duo on their flying promotional trip to Melbourne in mid May.  For a start it simply wasn't necessary, and for a second, these are two crime writers who can really tell a story - on the page, and in person.  Mind you, one can't help but imagine that a lot of social settings with these two head off in slightly unexpected (and delightful) directions.  Who else could manage to turn a birdwatching tour of Bo

A CARRION DEATH - Michael Stanley

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Carrion Death
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
South Africa
USA
ISBN: 
9780755344055
Series: 
Kubu Bengu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Botswana
Publisher: 
Headline
Year of Publication: 
2008