Detective Kubu (5 books)

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David Bengu is a large assistant police superintendent known as “Kubu” (hippopotamus), in Botswana.

 

A Carrion Death

Detective Kubu #1

by Michael Stanley

Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour—no body, no case.

But Kalahari game rangers stumble on the human corpse mid-meal. The murder wasn't perfect...


The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu

Detective Kubu #2

by Michael Stanley

“The African Columbo….Like the first book to feature Kubu, A Carrion Death, this is a smart, satisfyingly complex mystery. [Grade] A.”

Entertainment Weekly

 

The second book in the Inspector Kubu series—penned...


Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery

Detective Kubu #3

Barry Best Paperback Original 2012

by Michael Stanley

In the southern Kalahari area of Botswana—an arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wealth, and ancient gods—a fractious ranger named Monzo is found dying from a severe head wound in...


Deadly Harvest

Detective Kubu #4

by Michael Stanley

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...


A Death in the Family

Detective Kubu #5

by Michael Stanley

"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, the smartest detective...


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