Precious Ramotswe he is not

But it sounds rather like something I really want to read:

Two South-African born professors writing as Michael Stanley’s

DETECTIVE KUBU AND A CARRION DEATH, introducing an overweight opera

loving Botswana detective who unravels the mystery of a dead body found

in the bush, and in doing so, uncovers a chain of murders linked to the

most powerful people in the country, juxtaposing the “old” Africa of

superstition, traditional tribal culture, and colonialism, with the

“new” Africa of rationality, big business, and nationality, to Claire

Wachtel at Harper, in a good deal, for two books, by Marly Rusoff &

Associates (world English).

I guess the mean streets of Botswana really had to be plumbed for material…