Michael Stanley is the collective pseudonym of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. They write crime fiction novels, including the Detective Kubu series, under this pen name. Michael and Stanley have been on several adventures together, such as tracking lions, fighting bush fires, surviving a charging elephant, and losing their navigation maps while flying over the Kalahari. Michael lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, while Stanley splits his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Michael Stanley debuted as a novelist in 2008 with the novel A Carrion Death. Below is a list of Michael Stanley’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Detective Kubu Books

A Carrion Death(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Deadly Trade aka The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of the Mantis(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Harvest(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death in the Family(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying to Live(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Detective Kubu Collections

Detective Kubu Investigates(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dead of Night(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sunshine Noir(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: The anthology Sunshine Noir was edited with Annamaria Alfieri.

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Michael Stanley Synopsis: Dead of Night is a standalone novel by Michael Stanley. Journalist Crys Nguyen puts her life on the line while chasing down a story – while also trying to find her missing friend’s whereabouts – in Africa, where he disappeared a month earlier while researching the illegal rhino horn trade.

Sunshine Noir is an anthology edited by Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley. In these stories, seventeen writers from across the world write about the seedy underbelly of sunny places. Stories are set in the Dominican Republic, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, chic Mykonos, Seville at midnight, and on the morning beachfront of Ghana where a man has revenge on his mind. Follow an NGO worker kidnapped in Yemen, an engineer repairing a dam in turmoil-torn Ethiopia, a foolish young Englishman hitchhiking across the Sahara. Stories will also take you to historic Istanbul and Mombasa, and you can learn the secrets of family conflicts in Singapore, in Puerto Rico, in New Orleans.

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