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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Stanley Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Detective Kubu Series Release Date:
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Normally a peaceful wilderness retreat, the Jackalberry bush camp has suddenly become a ghastly crime scene—and the details are still emerging when Detective David “Kubu” Bengu is assigned to the case. Zimbabwean teacher Goodluck Tinubu and another tourist have been found bludgeoned to death, while another guest at the camp—rumored to be a dissident wanted in Zimbabwe—has disappeared without a trace.

With the local police unable—or unwilling—to provide much assistance, Detective Kubu relies on his own instincts to track down those responsible for the crimes. But a startling piece of forensic evidence from Goodluck Tinubu’s murder adds a complicated twist to the investigation, and Kubu must work fast to solve a seemingly impossible riddle before any more Jackalberry guests meet their death. Suspecting that everyone at the camp has something to hide, the wily detective from Gaborone sets a clever trap to find the truth.

The memorable Kubu of A Carrion Death returns in this gripping story of murder, greed, and hidden motives. Set in northern Botswana, amid lush vegetation and teeming wildlife, The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu captures the intense loyalties and struggles taking place at the country’s borders—and the shattered dreams of those living just outside this modern democracy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A smart, satisfyingly complex mystery.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A brilliant sequel…Each character is memorable and adds depth to this tense and involving police procedural…[readers] will respond to the complex plots and palpable sense of place.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The author has created an excellent new venue for those who love to read about other cultures while enjoying a good mystery. Highly recommended.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Together, Stanley and Prebble weave the threads of history, politics, culture, and murder into a tale that will intrigue fans of the Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency and those who enjoy mysteries with exotic settings.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 2/11/2014

    " I've now read all three of the Detective Kubu books, and they are pretty much of a piece: if you like one, you'll like them all; if not, not. The characters are vivid and real, the murders usually fairly horrific, and the mysteries extremely complicated. The writing is very meat-and-potatoes, without much style calling attention to itself. For me, the real interest is the setting, a Botswana that seems like the older, more jaded sister of the one represented in the Mma Ramotswe books. The lore, from how to survive in the Kalahari, to how to talk your way past a hostile Zimbabwe checkpoint, is fascinating and seems absolutely authentic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoy any books about Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Douglas Cook | 2/10/2014

    " First sentence - "The farewells had been said many years ago, so Goodluck hugged his old comrade and left without a word." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Connie | 2/9/2014

    " I love detective Kubu. He's a cross between Hercule Poirot and Columbo. A very good political mystery/police procedural. Starting the third in the series today. It's from the library so I plan to read it on my trip to my reunion. "

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