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Excellent Cleverly Sandilands Period Piece
on April 26, 2012
As Britain drifts toward a general strike in 1926, Commander Joe Sandilands, home from a long stint in India, is back at Scotland Yard and assigned to handle the death of a dame of the British Empire. At first, it looks like robbery, but events soon make it seem something else. Sandilands and associates find, as they plow into their investigation, that somebody on high does not want them to succeed and, in fact, wants them off the case. Author Cleverly is unsurpassed in painting a picture of the early part of the last century, whether it be in India, Paris or London -- settings of her five books. Not only has she done impeccable research, but she knows how to weave it all together into a formidable police procedural. In Joe Sandilands, Cleverly has given us an unforgettable, irrestible character. In "The Bee's Kiss" she has given us a superlative mystery that will please her fans.