The new Stanley
Hastings mystery caper takes the ever-loquacious private detective on safari in
Zambia—what could possibly go wrong?
Stanley Hastings on safari? I don’t think so. Neither did
Stanley, until Alice’s small inheritance—coupled with scrimping on a few
luxuries like food and rent—allowed them to book a group trip to Zambia. Now
the New York PI is hiking with lions, canoeing with hippos, and having close
encounters with elephants and giraffes.
It’s a dangerous safari. The leader is a reckless, gung-ho great white hunter who delights in leaping from the jeep with a hearty, “Come
on, gang, let’s see where this lion is going!” And a series of bizarre
accidents quickly dwindles the group’s numbers. Why was the guide’s young
spotter foolish enough to walk under a sausage fruit tree just as one of the
huge fruits fell? And how did the leaves of a poisonous plant wind up in a
tourist’s salad? Are these really accidents?
A stabbing tips the scale. It’s murder, and the only
policeman in a hundred miles is a park ranger whose only murder case was that
of an ivory poacher shot dead in plain sight.
It’s up to Stanley to crack the case—if he can just avoid
being eaten by a lion. Download and start listening now!