Michael Sears

Michael Sears writes with Stanley Trollip under the name Michael Stanley. Their novels, featuring Detective Kubu, are set in Botswana, a fascinating country with magnificent conservation areas and varied peoples. The mysteries are set against current southern Africa issues such as the plight of the Bushman peoples of the Kalahari (DEATH OF THE MANTIS, shortlisted for Edgar and Anthony awards, won a Barry award in 2011), the pervasive power of witch doctors (DEADLY HARVEST, shortlisted for an ITW Thriller award in 2014), blood diamonds, the growing Chinese influence, and biopiracy. The latest book in the series is DYING TO LIVE. Michael has lived in Kenya, Australia and the US, and now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Find out more at www.detectivekubu.com, www.facebook.com/MichaelStanleyBooks and Twitter (@detectivekubu).

Africa Scene: Fred Strydom

Opening the Locked Door By Michael Sears Fred Strydom’s debut novel The Raft caused a big stir on the South African lite…

African Scene: Chanette Paul

A Character Both Strong and Vulnerable By Michael Sears Chanette Paul is one of South Africa’s most prolific Afrikaans a…

Africa Scene: Mike Nicol

Finding the Deep State By Michael Sears Deon Meyer has said of Mike Nicol that his style is “by far the best in South Af…

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