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"Kubu" Bengu is a detective in the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department. A large man with big appetites - his nickname Kubu means hippo in the Setswana language. He is happily married and lives in the capital, Gaborone.Twenty-first century Botswana is a country with real issues and real murders. In this collection of stories - one never previously published - Kubu in"Kubu" Bengu is a detective in the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department. A large man with big appetites - his nickname Kubu means hippo in the Setswana language. He is happily married and lives in the capital, Gaborone.Twenty-first century Botswana is a country with real issues and real murders. In this collection of stories - one never previously published - Kubu investigates three mysterious deaths. A man is stabbed outside a bar. Is it just a jealous fight or is there something much more sinister behind it? A man suffers a gruesome death in a country town. Is it the result of witchcraft, or could there be another cause? A policeman is shot dead at close range in his own home. Is it the colleagues of a man he killed who was resisting arrest? And what of his wife's alibi?In the last story of the collection, The Haunting, a very unusual detective in South Africa solves a strange disappearance and fraud in a most unconventional way.Finally, author Michael Stanley interviews Detective Kubu himself in Gaborone until Kubu amusingly turns the tables!This entertaining collection of Kubu's shorter adventures is not to be missed by his many fans. And if you haven't met Kubu yet, then a treat is in store for you.Michael Stanley is the pen name of two South Africans - Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip - who write fiction together. Their novels - all featuring Detective Kubu - are A CARRION DEATH, THE SECOND DEATH OF GOODLUCK TINUBU (A DEADY TRADE in the UK), DEATH OF THE MANTIS, and DEADLY HARVEST. The books have been shortlisted for a variety of awards, and DEATH OF THE MANTIS won the BARRY AWARD for best paperback original in 2012....

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ISBN : 17669343
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Number of Pages : 78 Pages
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detective kubu investigates Reviews

  • Connie Kent
    2018-10-18 01:41

    ConnieLove this author a d his manner of expressiveness !!!!! Very entertaining!!!! Will check out this author for more in future!!!!! Refreshing story line!!!!

  • Pamela Mclaren
    2018-09-30 06:42

    Short stories featuring Detective 'Kubo' Bengu of Botswana CID. The stories are light easy, very enjoyable reading — just what I needed at the moment. I liked these better than the McCall Smith stories and would indeed read the novels.

  • Beverly
    2018-10-23 07:47

    Just a quick read to complete a challenge to read a book set in Africa. The stories about Detective Kubu take place mostly in Botswana. This little volume consists of 4 short stories. I enjoyed each of the stories but my favorite was Neighbors. Just a little friendly disagreement about property lines, a dog and a goat...and how quickly a situation can deteriorate. I also really enjoyed the interview that Michael Stanley conducts with Detective Kubu, asking him, among other things, if he knows or has met Precious Ramotswe (of The Number One Ladies Detective Agency fame). He has not but I think it might be fun if the 2 of them worked together sometime!! A fun, delightful read.

  • Francine
    2018-09-23 03:58

    This is a short book of short stories, .99 cents on Kindle. I had read two Detective Kubu books already and enjoyed them. I missed the first book in the series and intend to read it. This one is a nice introduction to the characters if you want a fast read and then decide whether to read the longer books. I've enjoyed all of them, more so as the series progresses and Kubu's family life is highlighted more. The series has what I enjoy-fleshed out characters, a sense of the culture of the setting (Botswana), humor, foibles, and so far, somewhat predictable but not so much that I'm sure I've figured out the mystery.

  • Michael
    2018-10-04 08:54

    Four short stories of which three feature Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana CID. Michael Stanley also has lunch with David Bengu and reports on that interview. It is only available as an e-book and can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and Amazon for only $0.99. It is an inexpensive way to become familiar with David Bengu. There are four Detective Kubu novels available at this time. I have read "Deadly Harvest" which is the latest and my review can be found at Goodreads.

  • Paul
    2018-10-11 05:39

    Clearly designed as a sort of lagniappe for fans of Detective Kubu while awaiting the 4th book in the series later this spring. There is nothing essential or earth-shattering here, but it is nice to return to Kubu's world for the three stories on offer here, while the 4th included tale, The Haunting, is not a Kubu story but set in the same Botswana world.

  • C-shaw
    2018-09-26 09:40

    Short stories by two authors writing jointly as Michael Stanley. A delight! Can't wait to read a full novel by these guys. Detective Kubu is a male version of Mma Ramotswe; in fact, the authors mention her, very tongue in cheek.

  • Carolien
    2018-09-23 01:51

    A nice introduction to Inspector Kubu by means of a collection of short stories.

  • Blogbaas Van 'tVliegend Eiland
    2018-10-03 06:59

    8/10

  • Cynthia Pratt
    2018-10-19 04:52

    This is a couple short stories about Kubu. A great introduction to the series

  • Rick Davis
    2018-09-24 04:47

    Nice short stories introductions to Detective Kubu ....a really great character....very human

  • Sandy
    2018-09-28 01:53

    Quick read - four short stories - I enjoy the full length novels a lot more