Dying to Live: A Detective Kubu Mystery

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When a bushman named Heiseb from the Kalahari Desert in Botswana is found dead, pathologist Ian MacGregor is surprised to discover the elderly man had the organs of a much younger person. Before he can find out more, the body is stolen from the morgue. When a well-known witch doctor disappears, it falls to Detective Kubu and his colleagues to find out if there is a connection between the two and why the bushman was killed in the first place. Perhaps he knew the secret to longevity or maybe his body parts were wanted by the witch doctor. American anthropologist Christopher Collins was certainly interested in the oral history of the bushman. Unfortunately, he’s unable to help Kubu with his investigation because he has also disappeared.

As if this complicated case wasn’t enough for Kubu, his adopted daughter, Nono, is sick. Trying to divide his time between his family and his work is taking a toll on his relationship with his wife, Joy. But he is determined to do the best he can with the case and for his family.

Dying to Live is my first Detective Kubu mystery. I loved the characters, the compelling story, and the chance to lose myself in the landscape and cultures of Botswana. I’m so thrilled to find a new African detective series that offers original and complex stories. I can’t wait to read more.

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Author Michael Stanley
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Minotaur Books
Publish Date 2017-Oct-24
ISBN 9781250070906
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Issue February 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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