A Death in the Family, Paperback / softback Book

A Death in the Family Paperback / softback

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'There's no easy way to say this, Kubu. Your father's dead. I'm afraid he's been murdered.' Faced with the violent death of his own father, even Assistant Superintendent David `Kubu' Bengu, Botswana CID's keenest mind, is baffled.

Who would kill such a frail old man? The picture becomes even murkier with the apparent suicide of a government official.

Are Chinese mine-owners involved? And what role does the US Embassy have to play? When grief-stricken Kubu defies orders and sets out on the killers' trail, startling and chilling links emerge, spanning the globe and setting a sequence of shocking events in motion.

Will Kubu catch the killers in time ... and find justice for his father? `This fifth mystery featuring Detective Kubu is another fast moving procedural notable for its warm characterizations and vivid sense of place.

A natural for fans of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' Booklist `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...' New York Journal of Books `Richly atmospheric ... a gritty depiction of corruption and deception' Publishers Weekly `A wonderful, original voice - McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly' Peter James

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9781910633229

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