The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu

A Detective Kubu Mystery

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Aiding local police in a double-homicide investigation involving the brutal killings of two foreign guests at a Botswana bush camp, detective David "Kubu" Bengu learns that a dissident wanted by the Zimbabwean government was involved and that one of the victims allegedly died decades earlier.

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Two vicious murders, only hours apart

Normally a peaceful wilderness retreat, the Jackalberry bush camp has suddenly become a ghastly crime scene—and the details are still emerging when Detective David "Kubu" Bengu is assigned to the case. Zimbabwean teacher Goodluck Tinubu and another tourist have been found bludgeoned to death, while another guest at the camp—rumored to be a dissident wanted in Zimbabwe—has disappeared without a trace.

With the local police unable—or unwilling—to provide much assistance, Detective Kubu relies on his own instincts to track down those responsible for the crimes. But a startling piece of forensic evidence from Goodluck Tinubu's murder adds a complicated twist to the investigation, and Kubu must work fast to solve a seemingly impossible riddle before any more Jackalberry guests meet their death. Suspecting that everyone at the camp has something to hide, the wily detective from Gaborone sets a clever trap to find the truth.

The memorable Kubu of A Carrion Death returns in this gripping story of murder, greed, and hidden motives. Set in northern Botswana, amid lush vegetation and teeming wildlife, The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu captures the intense loyalties and struggles taking place at the country's borders—and the shattered dreams of those living just outside this modern democracy.



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Aiding local police in a double-homicide investigation involving the brutal killings of two foreign guests at a Botswana bush camp, detective David "Kubu" Bengu learns that a dissident wanted by the Zimbabwean government was involved and that one of the victims allegedly died decades earlier. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061252495
0061252492
Branch Call Number: Mystery Sta
Characteristics: x, 468 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 2nd death of Goodluck Tinubu

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Oct 24, 2016

SECOND BOOK IN THE DETECTIVE KUBU SERIES

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Jan 10, 2012

This is book #2 in a mystery series featuring Assistant Superintendent David (Kubu) Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department; this book’s better than was the first one in the series and has a suitably complex plot; like the first book, this book is imbued with local atmosphere that adds to the reader’s enjoyment and is not a superfluous addition that just gets in the way as is so often the case; this is the US edition and actually I read the UK edition (renamed “A Deadly Trade” to give away less of the plot); the UK edition is not so heavily Americanized as this US edition is likely to be; if I had to wade through all those irrelevant Americanisms I would probably give the book a much lower rating; I would read the next one in the series but I again would try to read the UK edition.

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