Deadly Harvest (Detective Kubu) (Detective Kubu Mysteries) (Detective Kubu Mysteries (Paperback))

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The fourth mystery in the beloved and critically acclaimed Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and the mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons. A young girl goes missing after getting into a car with a mysterious man. Soon after, a second girl disappears, and her devastated father, Witness, sets out to seek revenge.

As the trail goes cold, Samantha - a new detective (and the only woman) with the Botswana police force - suspects the girl was killed for muti, the traditional African medicine usually derived from plants and sometimes animals. But recent evidence shows that human parts are being incorporated into certain potions to conjure a supposedly more potent formula.

Kubu and Samantha are thrust into a harrowing race to stop a serial killer or killers - and those who would pay for their special, lethal muti.

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Deadly Harvest The fourth mystery in the beloved and critically acclaimed Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and the mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons. A young girl goes missing after getting into a car with a mysterious man. Soon after, a second girl disappears, and her devastated father, Witness, sets out to seek revenge. Full description

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'At times this novel is frightening in terms of feeling lost in a dangerous and unforgiving region [filled with ritual and superstition] but balanced by a light sense of humour that keeps this tale from veering into dry melodrama. The sparse but comprehensive delineation of the vast array of characters is masterfully done, as is the authenticity of the backdrop, and its detail.... It is one of the finest crime thrillers of 2013' - Shots Magazine

'A fascinating read. Not only does it bring the problems and issues facing Southern Africa to the fore, but it very skilfully combines many different characters and sub-plots into a convincing whole... This is the best book in the series so far, and I can't wait for the next instalment.' -Eurocrime

Praise for the Series

'I was gripped and entranced from the first page. A wonderful, original voice McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly.' - Peter James

'Kubu is hugely appealing big and solid and smart enough to grasp all angles of this mystery... Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty.' - New York Times Book Review

'Rich with the atmosphere of modern Botswana, and peopled with interesting and well-drawn characters' - Booklist

'The intricate plotting, a grisly sense of realism and numerous topical motifs...make this a compulsively readable novel.' ---Publishers Weekley

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