Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) – February 25, 2008 - an excerpt
A Carrion Death. Stanley, Michael (Author), Apr 2008. 480 p. Harper, hardcover, $23.95. (9780061252402).


“This impressive debut from Stanley, the South African writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip, introduces overweight assistant superintendent David Bengu… The intricate plotting, a grisly sense of realism and numerous topical motifs (the plight of the Kalahari Bushmen, diamond smuggling, poaching, the homogenization of African culture, etc.) make this a compulsively readable novel. Despite a shared setting with Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, this fast-paced forensic thriller will resonate more with fans of Patricia Cornwell's
-- Kay Scarpetta.”

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