Deadly Harvest (Detective Kubu Series #4)

Deadly Harvest (Detective Kubu Series #4)

by Michael Stanley

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Deadly Harvest in Michael Stanley’s beloved Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and a mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons.

When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. She and Detective David “Kubu” Bengu race to stop a serial killer, all as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.

Weaving together a thrilling mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa, Deadly Harvest is filled with elements suspense and plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062221537
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Detective Kubu Series , #4
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 580,065
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Trollip was also born in Johannesburg and has been on the faculty of the universities of Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and at Capella University. He divides his time between Knysna, South Africa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Deadly Harvest 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
In this, the fourth Detective Kubu mystery, a new character, detective Samantha Khama, joins the Botswana CID, the only female on the police force. And immediately shakes things up, insisting on an investigation into the disappearance of young girls. After initial misgivings, Kubu takes her under his wing, and together they uncover what appears to be the harvesting of human parts for muti, a witch doctor’s potion customarily made with plants and herbs and possibly animal parts, which is supposed to enhance a person’s power or luck. The plot follows one murder after another beginning with that of a leading opposition politician, followed by that of two young girls. Obviously a serial killer is at large, and Kubu and Samantha have their work cut out for them. This is a grisly story, rich in detail. Written by a team of two that is quite knowledgeable of southern Africa, they have created a memorable cast of characters, and it remains to be seen how they will develop this latest, terrific, addition to the Kubu series. Recommended.
PaulAllard More than 1 year ago
Detective novel set in Botswana about witch doctor practices The fourth in the series, this detective story takes place in Botswana with Detective Kubu at the centre of the story. The plot involves several murders and some corruption in high places regarding witch doctor practices. The characters are well-defined and the plot builds up from the beginning as young girls go missing. Politics enters into the plot as parties vie for power. Kubu's family life plays an important part as well which makes a refreshing change. Enjoyable and engaging – I preferred this to the next in the series. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants an entertaining police procedural novel. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Michael Stanley/Kubu series set in Botswana is one of my favorite mystery series. The mystery moves at a good pace, with occasional interludes, in which one views Inspector Kubu's home life and his family's relationship with his aging but more traditional parents. Each of the mysteries has a theme connected with life in Botswana. In this case, the concern is over how a small subset of witch doctor's will use body parts taken from a human being in order to work their magic. Coincidently, from other sources, I had just been reading about how albinos live in fear of being prized and used in Tanzania. (This does come up in the mystery.) Interesting book that also serves as a learning experience.
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