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Becke Davis

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Michael Stanley, the Kubu books
« on: November 23, 2020, 04:29:56 pm »
I'm halfway through reading my second Kubu book by Michael Stanley (
A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. It's not the second book in the series, just the second I've read. (I read FACETS OF DEATH first.) I have at least one more in my to-be-read pile, maybe two.

From the website: http://michaelstanleybooks.com/

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip.

Both are retired professors who have worked in academia and business. Sears is a mathematician, specializing in geological remote sensing. Trollip is an educational psychologist, specializing in the application of computers to teaching and learning, and a pilot. They were both born in South Africa.

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Re: Michael Stanley, the Kubu books
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 03:40:44 am »
I read and reviewed the most recent book published, which is a prequel to the series. It goes back to the first day Kubu was on the job. I really quite enjoyed that book.

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Re: Michael Stanley, the Kubu books
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 01:59:46 am »
I read and reviewed the most recent book published, which is a prequel to the series. It goes back to the first day Kubu was on the job. I really quite enjoyed that book.

I have book 1, A CARRION DEATH, which I haven't read yet. I think I have DEADLY HARVEST but I don't have DYING TO LIVE. There are also two books of Kubu short stories but they are only available for digital devices, which I don't have.

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Re: Michael Stanley, the Kubu books
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 03:46:24 am »
I really enjoyed the prequel that I read. I hope that someday I'll be able to pick up more in the series.

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Re: Michael Stanley, the Kubu books
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 03:08:39 am »
I really enjoyed the prequel that I read. I hope that someday I'll be able to pick up more in the series.

Would you post a link to your review of the prequel? Thanks!

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Re: Michael Stanley, the Kubu books
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 08:03:29 am »
Sure - Here's the link to the review.

Well, duh. I didn't realize FACETS OF DEATH was the prequel. That was the first Kubu book I read - and I think I got it at your recommendation. I've been reading them out of order so I didn't realize that one was the prequel you were referring to.

One thing I liked about A DEATH IN THE FAMILY (maybe the others have this feature, too) is the pronunciation guide at the front of the book and the glossary at the back. I always find it easier to read a book if I have some idea how the names are pronounced.

Thanks for sharing your review!
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