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 third book in the series–Death of the Mantis–was shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony awards and won the Barry award for best paperback original mystery of 2011. The next book, Deadly Harvest, was shortlisted for an ITW Thriller award in 2014. The latest book in the series is A Death in the Family. Michael has lived in South Africa, Kenya, Australia and the US. He lectures in applied mathematics and computing, and now lives in Johannesburg. Find out more at www.detectivekubu.com and www.facebook.com/MichaelStanleyBooks

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