Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

A Detective Kubu Mystery

Set amidst the dark beauty of modern Botswana, Africa, Michael Stanley’s Detective Kubu Mystery series features the humble and intrepid police investigator taking on criminal and corruption cases.

“A fascinating crime series. Detective David ‘Kubu’ Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling…Compelling and deceptively written, it’s the perfect summer read.” —New York Journal of Books (on A Death in the Family)

Books in this Series

Dying to Live
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Dying to Live

A Detective Kubu Mystery (Volume 6)
Michael Stanley
St. Martin's Press

Michael Stanley's Dying to Live is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing Detective Kubu, set against the richly beautiful backdrop of Botswana.

"A fantastic...

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A Death in the Family
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A Death in the Family

A Detective Kubu Mystery (Volume 5)
Michael Stanley
St. Martin's Press

"There's no easy way to say this, Kubu. Your father's dead. I'm afraid he's been murdered."

Faced with the violent death of his own father, Assistant Superintendent David 'Kubu' Bengu,...

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About the author

Michael Stanley

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.

Michael Stanley is the author of the Detective Kubu Mystery series, including A Death in the Family and Dying to Live.

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