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Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley is the pen name of the writing team Stanley Trollip (pictured) and Michael Sears. Their award-winning mysteries, featuring Detective Kubu, are set in Botswana. Death of the Mantis was an Edgar finalist and Deadly Harvest was an International Thriller Writers award finalist. The eighth Detective Kubu mystery, A Deadly Covenant, will be released in late 2022. A stand-alone thriller, Shoot the Bastards, was published by Poisoned Pen Press. They’ve written many short stories and have edited an anthology of short stories set in hot places called Sunshine Noir.

Recent & Notable Works

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A Deadly Covenant (forthcoming from White Sun Books and Orenda Books, 2022)

Shoot the Bastards (Poisoned Pen Press and Sourcebooks, 2019)

Dead of Night (Orenda Books, 2018)

A Deadly Trade (Headline, 2009)

Detective Kubu Series

Facets of Death, #7 (Sourcebooks and Orenda Books, 2020)

Dying to Live, #6 (St. Martin’s Press and Orenda Books, 2017)

A Death in the Family, #5 (St. Martin’s and Orenda Books, 2015)

Deadly Harvest, #4 (HarperCollins and Orenda Books, 2013)

Death of the Mantis, #3 (HarperCollins and Headline, 2011)

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu, #2 (HarperCollins, 2009)

A Carrion Death, #1 (HarperCollins, 2008)

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