A true-life murder mystery of two British airmen in Botswana–and the extraordinary trial that followed that changed the lives of an entire people.
This historic book by J. Laverick uncovers the true story of two RAF pupil pilots who were forced to land in the northern salt pans of British Protectorate of Bechuanaland only to disappear after leaving a note. The men were then found to have been murdered.
Jonathan Laverick (1975-) grew up in County Durham, completed his degree at Durham, and did his teacher training in Durham. When he became convinced that he was being followed by Durham Cathedral, he ran away to Botswana. This decision was influenced by a job advert that had elephants in it.
Forced into growing up, he became Botswana’s leading aviation artist (in a field of one) and during the research for one of his paintings he came across a story of witchcraft and murder that was too good not to tell. Hence his first ‘proper’ book, The Kalahari Killings, published in 2015.