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Trouble in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Our detective, Inspector Shanti de Silva, married in his forties to the also-40-something English governess Jane, introduces us to his Sinhalese culture in Ceylon as he craves his spicy dahl lunches while suffering through quivering pork jellies served by local matron Florence Clutterbuck, just exactly the type of lady you expect. Even in the first chapter I was delighted to settle down with all the touches of British culture in an exotic locale.
Every bit of character and plot development is just what we would expect - murder discreetly off the page, sympathetic but flawed suspects, and a thoroughly nasty perpetrator - and that’s what we want with a cozy. Well done!
No apologies are necessary here - this is legitimate literature and I am grateful for it.
When a Lawyer calls upon the Inspector and reports that a worker has gone missing from one of the plantations after receiving an horrendous beating from the plantation owner, with the only trace of him being a blood soaked shirt, the Inspector has to investigate it. What begins as a missing person case soon turns into a suspicious death of a very wealthy man. Inspector Shanti de Silva has to use all his skills from his days when he worked in the busy town of Colombo if he is going to solve this murder mystery.
This is such a wonderful cosy murder mystery that made me smile such a lot. Times were changing and the British had introduced new alien foods that he didn't really care for. A car, that could reach a speed of 50 mph, not that he would ever push it to that and a wife that would regularly ring her husband to ask about his case.
Just loved Harriet Steel's writing that created wonderful imagery to go along with this, the first story in the Inspector Shanti de Silva series. I very much like Jane whom I feel will be he husband's sounding block for many more future cases.
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by Harriet Steel (Goodreads Author)
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