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.
They have been on a number of flying safaris to Botswana and Zimbabwe, where it was always exciting to buzz a dirt airstrip to shoo the elephants off. They have had many adventures on these trips including tracking lions at night, fighting bush fires on the Savuti plains in northern Botswana, being charged by an elephant, and having their plane’s door pop open over the Kalahari, scattering navigation maps over the desert. These trips have fed their love both for the bush, and for Botswana.
It was on one of these trips that the idea surfaced for a novel set in Botswana with their now famous Detective Kubu. And on October 27th their fifth novel, A DEATH IN THE FAMILY will be released. Here's the first line:
'There's no easy way to say this, Kubu. Your father's dead. I'm afraid he's been murdered.'.
WIth an opening like that, it only makes sense to have them both guest on Second Sunday Crime. This is a special edition of the show. Please tune in and get to know two very talented and wryly humorous authors who are making the continent of Africa a less mysterious place for all of us.
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