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BOOK REVIEW: A CARRION DEATH
BY MICHAEL STANLEY

We hope you enjoy this book review by Nancy Eaton.

The opening paragraph of A Carrion Death will grab you by the hand and make you want to continue on with this very engrossing read.

The mangled body of a white man who has been devoured by a hyena is discovered. At first, it was believed that he was a tourist who just happened to get lost and this is what happened to him. However, evidence pointed to murder.

The case is assigned to Detective Kabu. The reader will find Detective Kabu to be an interesting and colorful character. He even loves to listen to opera.

As Detective Kabu starts to investigate, he soon comes across many links that suggest the people involved will do anything to someone who might get in their way. As more murders start to occur, Detective Kabu realizes he is involved in a very dangerous situation.

Is Detective Kabu successfully at solving this case?

Wow! What a debut book for these authors. You will feel yourself mesmerized by the writing team’s style. If you are wondering why I am saying team it is because Michael Stanley really consists of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip.

The authors do an excellent job of shedding light on the problems that existed in Botswana. Both authors are very familiar with Botswana and this experience shows in their writing.

A Carrion Death introduces the reader to Detective Kabu. The nickname “Kabu” is Setswana for hippopotamus. What does Detective Kabu have in common with a hippo? One might think a hippo would be easy to train but at the same time they can be very dangerous. You can see why Detective Kabu was given this nickname. Kabu is known for his honesty and that is important. At the same time, you do not want to get in his way when he is trying to solve a case! Be sure to add A Carrion Death to your reading list. I highly recommend it.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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