"Detective David 'Kubu' Bengu is a wonderful creation, complex and beguiling. The exotic smells and sounds of Botswana fill the pages as well as the changes and struggles of a country brimming with modern technology yet fiercely clinging to old traditions. Compelling and deceptively written, it's the perfect summer read." -- New York Journal of Books
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 girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. Though muti is a term for traditional African medicine derived from plants and sometimes animals, there is recent evidence that suggests human parts are being incorporated into potions to conjure up a more potent formula. She and Detective David "Kubu" Bengu race to stop a serial killer, while the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.
Weaving together a thrilling mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa, Deadly Harvest is filled with elements suspense and plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very end.
- ISBN-13: 9780062221520
- ISBN-10: 0062221523
- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
- Publish Date: April 2013
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
- Page Count: 496