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More Thrills from Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda: Sibanda and the Death’s Head Moth by CM Elliott

Sibanda and the Death’s Head MothMore murder mystery thrills from Jacana in Sibanda and the Death’s Head Moth by CM Elliott:

Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda is back! With his sharp instincts and relentless hunger for justice, he returns to the bush territory he became so familiar with in Sibanda and the Rainbird. In this second installment, he is once again accompanied by his trusty sidekicks, Sergeant Ncube and the infamous Miss Daisy.

In Sibanda and the Death’s Head Moth, Sibanda is short on clues, but, with his uncanny intuition, a fragment of material found in the brain of one victim, a puncture wound in the thigh of another and a diary full of coded names, he starts to build a case. Sibanda is still haunted by Berry, the unattainable love of his life. She is missing under mysterious circumstances. Ncube, on the other hand, is still haunted by myths, folklore, frightening figments and a stomach that requires constant attention.

Are the murders connected? Will Berry be found? Will Miss Daisy finally splutter and die?

CM Elliott’s writing style is as colourful and vibrant as ever, making this sequel both a charming and a gripping read.

Praise for Sibanda and the Rainbird

CM Elliott has created a lively cast of characters and an intricate, clever plot that is kicked off when a party of tourists on a game drive stumble across a kill with a difference: a human corpse being pecked about by vultures.” – Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness

“The murder mystery is well plotted, but it is the rich imagery and metaphor that make this first novel remarkable… Indefatigable, Sibanda straddles the divide, with perspiring Ncube stumbling in his wake. I sincerely hope we will meet them both again.” – Jenny de Klerk, Saturday Star

About the author

CM Elliott was born in England, immigrated to Australia and completed an Honours degree in French Studies at the University of Western Australia. She moved to Zimbabwe in 1977 and spent 25 years in an assortment of tents, tree-houses and bush dwellings, dodging charging elephants, rhino, buffalo and a rather angry spitting cobra, before moving to Bulawayo. CM Elliott took up writing seriously in 2010. She has won several literary competitions, most recently an Australian national short-story competition for “The Forbidden Room”. Her first full-length novel is Sibanda and the Rainbird, published in 2013 by Jacana Media.

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