stanley deadly harvest

Join Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip (who write together as “Michael Stanley”) on Wednesday, May 1 when they come to The Ivy to read from and sign their most recent Detective Kubu mystery, Deadly Harvest.

Set in Botswana, Deadly Harvest tracks a series of murders and a mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons.

When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force, suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. She and Detective David “Kubu” Bengu race to stop a serial killer, as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.

Weaving a thrilling mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa, Deadly Harvest is filled with plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very end.

About the Authors:

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Johannesburg natives Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Trollip was on the faculty at the universities of Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota, and at Capella University, and divides his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sujata Massey is an Edgar and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee and winner of the Agatha and the Macavity Award for her ten Rei Shimura mystery novels set in Japan. Born in England to an Indian father and a German mother, Sujata Massey grew up mostly in the United States and earned her BA from the Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program. She then worked as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun before marrying and moving to Japan. She now lives in Baltimore with her husband and children.

Join the authors of Deadly Harvest and Sujata Massey at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit The Ivy Bookshop website.