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The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley

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Cover art: The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu - 2nd in the Detective Kubu Mystery series
Author: Michael Stanley
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-125249-5 (Hardcover)
Release Date: June 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Mystery
Year/Setting: Present, Africa
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate/Extreme
Michael Stanley's Website: www.detectivekubu.com


Hi All,

Police Detective David Bengu, an overweight gourmet nicknamed Kubu, which means hippopotamus in the Setswana language, investigates the murders of two guests at the Jackalberry Bush Camp in Africa.  One victim was a black South African tourist and the other, identified by fingerprints, was Goodluck Tinubu.  Supposedly, Tinubu was killed 29 years previously in the Rhodesian Civil War.  Another camp guest, who has disappeared, becomes the prime suspect.  The suspect has vanished with the police believing that he is involved with the drug trade although the camp manager says he took him to the airport.  Detective Bengu feels that Goodluck is the key to solving the murders.

With the local police not willing to provide assistance, Kubu relies on his own instincts to track down those responsible.  Kubu must work fast to solve an impossible case before any more of the Camp guests meet their demise and so, he sets a clever trap to find out the truth.

I didn't really think that I would enjoy this book but, I was wrong!!!  It's different than any that I have read in the past but, was really interesting.  This team of authors seem to love the South African country.  As they stroll through the countryside with Kubu, making inquiries we get a chance to have a look at this country.  This book is a winner about an African nation and its people.  And, Detective Kubu is very charming.  This is a great book for armchair travelers such as myself who like to read about other cultures and really enjoy a good mystery story.

Talk to you soon,
Mary

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