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.
"These darker, grittier entries featuring the portly and perceptive
Detective Kubu blend intricate plotting and a compelling
"Believable and utterly menacing.... Tight plotting is seasoned with African culture."--Steve Steinbock, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Deadly Harvest is number four in this 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
"Grisly murders and heart-wrenching societal issues mark... fascinating police procedural [Deadly Harvest].... Sears and Trollip write so seamlessly.... An intricate crime puzzle."--St. Paul Pioneer Press
"One of the finest crime thrillers of 2013."--SHOTS Crime & Thriller Ezine
Newcomer Det. Samantha Khama helps Det. David "Kubu" Bengu when a serial killer targets girls in Botswana, possibly to use their bodies in a potion called muti. A father, devastated by loss, seeks revenge by murdering a politician in this complicated case, Kubu's fourth (after Death of the Mantis). (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.