Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul
Tubby, turbaned, and temperamental, Inspector Singh is a constant thorn in the side of his superiors on the Singapore police department, so they are thrilled to ship him off to Bali when terrorists set off a bomb in Indonesia. Seconded to a Pan-Asian Investigative Task Force, Inspector Singh finds himself somewhat out of his depth: he knows nothing about terrorists or bombs. He does, however, know lots about murders, and fortunately, one turns up. Unfortunately, the Task Force has saddled him with a partner—a very peppy, very Australian, very irritating partner—and he cannot seem to ditch her. Singh’s frustration, however, is the reader’s delight, as the truly giggle-worthy relationship between the two balances the complex, often dark storyline. Second in the Shamini Flint series of Inspector Singh mysteries, set in various Asian countries and featuring a Sikh detective.
"Perfectly paced and plotted, this is a highly enjoyable mystery...Flint not only creates fascinating, unforgettable characters; she also brings to life the unique island setting and lifestyle of Bali"—Booklist
Who's likely to like this: Fans of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and of Colin Cotterill's "Siri Paiboun" series
2012 • Fiction/Mystery • 256 pages • ISBN: 9781937384357