FACETS OF DEATH | Michael Stanley
04.29.2021 | Orenda Books
Rating: 4/5 stars
David “Kubu” Bengu has skipped over the usual path of detective and instead has been recruited straight from university, which leaves his new colleagues suspicious about his abilities. Kubu has a lot to prove and when the richest diamond mine in the world is robbed of 100,000 carats worth of gems, he’s eager to assist on the case. Things progress quickly as the thieves are killed execution style. Despite the rising body count, the diamonds are still nowhere to be found. Danger is knocking at Kubu’s door as he gets closer to the mastermind behind the heist.
The Detective Kubu series is well established and I was thrilled when I learned that FACETS OF DEATH was a prequel focused on Kubu’s career kicking off. This book is the perfect way to try out the series and take a literary trip to Botswana!
Michael Stanley is the writing duo of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Not for one second did I feel like FACETS OF DEATH came from two voices. Sears and Trollip have clearly honed their abilities to write in sync and together have created a fabulous main character with Detective Kubu. From the very start I knew I would love Kubu. He seems so absolutely genuine and just a downright good person who wants to do what’s right. I love his out-of-the-box thinking style when it comes to solving cases! Kubu is a character any reader can easily fall in step with and want to see succeed.
If you’re looking for a unique premise in a detective fiction novel, FACETS OF DEATH has you covered. How fun does a diamond heist sound? Michael Stanley succeeds in putting a movie quality storyline onto paper that simply begs to be binge read.
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