- File Size: 210 KB
- Print Length: 39 pages
- Publisher: Three Elephants (June 16, 2011)
- Publication Date: June 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0056HQSW6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,805 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Straight to the point!.... which is a murder mystery. That’s the way I like my murder mysteries! That is how this book is!
This locked room mystery happens in a 5 star hotel in Singapore. Inspector Zhang is likable. He is practically shaking with excitement (and I’m shaking along with him) when he finds out that he is facing a real life locked room mystery. He has been waiting all his career life for this. But “….. In Singapore we are lucky if have one murder a year.”
He is very keen on reading old fashion mysteries and very excited to have an opportunity to apply all his accumulated knowledge to this murder case.
The whole book is a lot of fun and very funny. One of many funny things is when inspector Zhang is giving seven explanations that lead to a locked room murder. One of them is an ice made of ice.
The manager explains how that can’t happen. The inspector sighed “Madam, I am not suggesting for one moment that Mr. Wilkinson was killed by a weapon made from ice.”
The manager is quite upset about that. “Well you are the one who keeps mentioning it,” said the manager, flashing him a withering look.
At this point I laugh out loud.
The inspector keeps bringing up different scenarios how the murder can happen. He keeps quoting from the work of John Dickson Carr and keeps getting real life logical arguments from his sergeant and the manager and the hotel staff.
His sergeant keeps telling him to call the station but he wants to use “ze little grey cells” to solve this locked room mystery himself without the help of scientific work.
Everything in this short book is hilarious! I wish it was longer.
At the end of this book, there is a teaser from another book: Bangkok Bob and the Missing Mormon by the same author. I like the whole 3 chapters and want to read the whole book.
The opening of this book is when Bangkok Bob is in a traffic jam because a hi-so (high society) woman stops her Mercedes to buy some mangoes. He owns an antique shop. A Mormon couple from the US are waiting for him with their problem. Their angelic virgin son is missing. They need Bob’s help.
Leather knows a lot of Thai ways that I’m quite sure the writer must have very intimate experience with Thailand.
It’s another good, well written book to read!
~Inspector Zhang seemed to lead a pretty average life…all he wanted was one exciting case to solve.
~Definitely a short story, not enough time for us to really get to know Zhang…however I don’t think this distracted from the story in this case. It was a quick tidy plot. A good story to read while the coffee is brewing.
This is a very interesting closed door murder mystery. The author gives due respect to Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot at various instances. Inspector Zhang lives in Singapore where murder is very rare. And he had spent his life waiting for that perfect locked room murder mystery to pop up. When such a mystery finally pops up, he refuses to use any scientific help to try and solve his much awaited mystery.
The reader will enjoy Zhang using classic mysteries to solve this mystery almost as much as the mystery itself. A lot of fun and a great free download find.