Dying to Live
A Detective Kubu MysteryBook - 2017
When the body of a Bushman with puzzling physiology is stolen from the morgue, pathologist Ian MacGregor calls in Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu to investigate this strange case that has been taken to a whole new level.
Michael Stanley's Dying to Live is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing Detective Kubu, set against the richly beautiful backdrop of Botswana.
"A fantastic read. Brilliant!" -Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Way Home
A Bushman is discovered dead near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Africa. Although the man looks old enough to have died of natural causes, the police suspect foul play, and the body is sent to Gaborone for an autopsy. Pathologist Ian MacGregor confirms the cause of death as a broken neck, but is greatly puzzled by the man’s physiology. Although he’s obviously very old, his internal organs look remarkably young. He calls in Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu. When the Bushman’s corpse is stolen from the morgue, suddenly the case takes on a new dimension.
When an autopsy of a body found near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve shows that the apparently-old victim had youthful organs, and the body subsequently disappears, David "Kubu" Bengu's investigation crosses the paths of poachers, witch doctors, and gangs.