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Sibanda and the Black Sparrow Hawk

Sibanda and the Black Sparrow Hawk

‘Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will love Scotty Elliott’s Sibanda series Sunday Times (SA)

When a skinned body is discovered on the side of the railway line deep in the Matabele bush, Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda, along with his sidekicks, Sergeant Ncube and the troublesome Land Rover, Miss Daisy, is back on the trail of a murderer. As more girls go missing and more bones are discovered, Sibanda realises they are dealing with the signature of a vicious serial killer who chooses the train as his killing field.

Suspects abound, and the trio pursues the leads relentlessly, but the warped psychopath is elusive. Has Sibanda met his match? To complicate matters, his unrequited love interest, Berry Barton, is back on his radar, Gubu police station politics are as partisan as ever and Sgt Ncube, in an attempt to equal the brilliance of his boss, has discovered the wonders of the Oxford English Dictionary, to hilarious results.

With winter tightening its grip, and drought and hardship threatening the population, Sibanda uses a risky strategy to trap his nemesis. Can he pull it off?

Praise for C. M. Elliott:

‘Her plot keeps readers guessing right to the end, when the monster meets a truly satisfying fate . . . Elliott’s skill as a writer lies in her ability to create and flesh out characters that are so lifelike, they thrum in your head for days after finishing her books’ Business Live

‘Will have you hooked’ The Gremlin

‘C.M. Elliott has created a lively cast of characters and an intricate, clever plot’ Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness

‘A thrilling detective yarn and a finely-drawn picture of the counterpoint between the gentle music of the bush and the harsher notes of poachers’ deadly gunfire’ The Citizen
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 21st January 2021

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472130556

Reviews

Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will love Scotty Elliott's Sibanda series . . . They have the same dry humour and warmth as the No1 Ladies' Detective Agency stories, the same palpable affection for the people and the landscape, and detectives who solve crimes more by hunch and legwork than with forensics and technology
Sunday Times (SA)
Her plot keeps readers guessing right to the end, when the monster meets a truly satisfying fate . . . Elliott's skill as a writer lies in her ability to create and flesh out characters that are so lifelike, they thrum in your head for days after finishing her books
Business Live
C.M. Elliott has created a lively cast of characters and an intricate, clever plot
Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness
A thrilling detective yarn and a finely-drawn picture of the counterpoint between the gentle music of the bush and the harsher notes of poachers' deadly gunfire
The Citizen
Will have you hooked
The Gremlin