Richard Kunzmann's Blog – May 2009 Archive (2)

Review: A Deadly Trade, Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley A week ago I reviewed A Carrion Death, written by Michael Stanley (the pen name of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip). Not only was it a strong first attempt at a crime novel set in an exotic setting, it was also a sheer act of determination and personal marketing that eventually saw the book break through to the LA Times bestseller.

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Added by Richard Kunzmann on May 14, 2009 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Review: A Carrion Death, Michael Stanley

Alexander McCall-Smith’s No. 1 Detective Agency introduced us to a delightfully fresh setting for crime stories, namely Botswana. His well-known work, featuring the much-loved Mma Ramotswe is a rollicking string of morality tales imbued with good humour and an African charm uniquely its own. But his stories can be seen as deflecting from the true nature of crime, hankering instead after an Africa that’s more nostalgia than reality.

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Added by Richard Kunzmann on May 6, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

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