It is my pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for the latest Detective Kubu novel, Dying to Live by Michael Stanley. I’m embarrassed to say this is the first Kubu novel I have read but I am now determined to get onto fixing that and will be tackling some of the prior books really soon. A massive thanks to Anne Cater and Karen Sullivan for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour. Without further ado, here’s what it’s all about.
The Official Book Blurb
When the body of a Bushman is discovered near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the death is written off as an accident. But all is not as it seems. An autopsy reveals that, although he’s clearly very old, his internal organs are puzzlingly young. What’s more, an old bullet is lodged in one of his muscles … but where is the entry wound? When the body is stolen from the morgue and a local witch doctor is reported missing, Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu gets involved. But did the witch doctor take the body to use as part of a ritual? Or was it the American anthropologist who’d befriended the old Bushman?
As Kubu and his brilliant young colleague, Detective Samantha Khama, follow the twisting trail through a confusion of rhino-horn smugglers, foreign gangsters and drugs manufacturers, the wider and more dangerous the case seems to grow. A fresh, new slice of ‘Sunshine Noir’, Dying to Live is a classic tale of greed, corruption and ruthless thuggery, set in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and featuring one of crime fiction’s most endearing and humane heroes.