Thursday 8 December 2022

A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley BLOG TOUR @detectivekubu @OrendaBooks #ADeadlyCovenant #Giveaway #Prize #Win


When a human skeleton is discovered at the site of a controversial new dam in remote northern Botswana, rookie Detective Kubu is drawn into a terrifying local feud, and discovers a deadly covenant that could change everything…

While building a pipeline near the Okavango Delta, a contractor unearths the remains of a long-dead Bushman. Rookie Detective David ‘Kubu’ Bengu of Botswana CID and Scottish pathologist, Ian MacGregor, are sent to investigate, and MacGregor discovers eight more skeletons.

Shortly after the gruesome discoveries, the elder of a nearby village is murdered in his home. The local police are convinced it was a robbery, but Kubu isn’t so sure … and neither is the strange woman who claims that an angry river spirit caused the elder’s death.

As accusations of corruption are levelled and international outrage builds over the massacre of the Bushman families, Kubu and his colleagues uncover a deadly covenant, and begin to fear that their own lives may be in mortal danger…

A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley was published by Orenda Books digitally on 8 October 2022, the paperback is released on 8 December.

I really enjoy this series, but sadly, due to the postal disruptions, I was unable to get this one read before my date on this Blog Tour. I intend to catch up and read it over Christmas

However, I'm delighted to have one print copy to giveaway as part of the Blog Tour. Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget in the blog post. UK entries only please.


One copy of A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley

‘A wonderful, original voice – McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly’ 
Peter James

‘Stanley gets everything – the dialogue, the terrain descriptions, the plot beats – right … and with a complex and endearing protagonist’ 
Publishers Weekly STARRED review

‘A real page turner, perfect for those who like their mysteries complex, and want something a little different’ 
Strand Magazine

Michael Stanley is the writing team of South African authors Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. 

On a flying trip to Botswana, they watched a pack of hyenas hunt, kill and devour a wildebeest, eating both flesh and bones. 
That gave them the premise for their first mystery, A Carrion Death, which introduced Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu of the Botswana CID. 
It was a finalist for five awards, including the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. 
The third in the series, Death of the Mantis, won the Barry Award for Best Paperback Original mystery and was a finalist for an Edgar award. 
Deadly Harvest was a finalist for an International Thriller Writers’ award. 
A Death in the Family and Dying to Live are the latest in the Detective Kubu series, published by Orenda Books. 
A prequel to the Detective Kubu series, Facets of Death, was published in 2021 and A Deadly Covenant follows Kubu’s second case.

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