A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley audiobook

A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu

By Michael Stanley
Read by Simon Prebble

Tantor Audio

The Detective Kubu Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200133246

  • ISBN: 9798200133239

  • ISBN: 9798200133253

Runtime: 14.33 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour—no body, no case. But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case. The detective's personality and physique match his moniker. The nickname "Kubu" is Setswana for "hippopotamus"—a seemingly docile creature, but one of the deadliest on the continent. Beneath Kubu's pleasant surface lies the same unwavering resolve that makes the hippopotamus so deceptively dangerous. Both will trample everything in their path to reach an objective. From the sun-baked riverbeds of the Kalahari to the highest offices of an international conglomerate, Kubu follows a blood-soaked trail in search of answers. Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, he uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country—influential enemies who will kill anyone in their way. A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, A Carrion Death is the first entry in an evocative new series cutting to the heart of today's Botswana—a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers. Those trying to expose the corrupt ringleaders will find themselves fighting for their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Prebble is outstanding; his accents are spot on. Library Journal Starred Audio Review
“A first novel saturated with local color…[Audiences] may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty.” New York Times Book Review
“More smart than bloody…A marvelous debut.” Boston Globe
“Intricate plotting, a grisly sense of realism, and numerous topical motifs…make this a compulsively readable novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Prebble is outstanding; his accents are spot on.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Stanley

Author Bio: Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Johannesburg natives Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Sears lives in Johannesburg and teaches part-time at the University of Witwatersrand. Trollip was on the faculty at the universities of Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and at Capella University. A full-time writer, he divides his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pair has had many adventures together, including tracking lions at night, fighting bush fires on the Savuti plains in northern Botswana, surviving a charging elephant, and losing their navigation maps while flying over the Kalahari.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 14.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English