"The African Columbo. . . . Like the first book to feature Kubu, A Carrion Death, this is a smart, satisfyingly complex mystery. [Grade] A." -- Entertainment Weekly
The second book in the Detective Kubu series--penned by a pair of Crime Writers' Association Award-winning South African authors writing under the name Michael Stanley--The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu treats readers to a gripping and atmospheric story of money, murder, and hidden motives at a remote bush camp in northern Botswana.
Goodluck Tinubu, an ex-Zimbabwean who has taught in Botswana for many years, is viciously murdered in his tent at the Jackalberry bush camp on an isolated peninsula in northern Botswana. Peter Sithole, allegedly a tourist from South Africa and another camp guest, is bludgeoned to death a few hours later. Detective David Kubu is sent from Botswana's capital to assist the local Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in solving the crime, and sets a clever trap to identify the real criminals. Set in a country immortalized by Alexander McCall Smith in his The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu again features an unforgettable lead character the New York Times Book Review calls, "Hugely appealing--big and solid and smart enough to grasp all angles of [a] mystery."