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Shamini Flint - Author

About the Author

Shamini Flint lives in Singapore with her husband and two children. She began her career in law in Malaysia and also worked at an international law firm in Singapore. She travelled extensively around Asia for her work, before resigning to be a stay-at-home mum, writer, part-time lecturer and environmental activist.

Shamini also writes children's books with cultural and environmental themes including Jungle Blues and Turtle takes a Trip as well as the Sasha series of children's books.

Featured books by Shamini Flint

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. Inspector Singh is on a mission to China, against his better judgment. The son of a bigwig at the Singapore Embassy has been bludgeoned to death in a back alley in Beijing. The Chinese security insist that he was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but the young man's mother demands that Singapore's finest (in his own opinion) rides to the rescue. But solving a murder in a country that practices socialism 'with Chinese characteristics' is a dangerous business. And it soon becomes apparent that getting to the bottom of this calamitous killing will be his toughest case yet ...

Other books by Shamini Flint

Diary of a Rugby Champ

Diary of a Rugby Champ

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2018

Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about rugby.

Diary of a Track & Field Titan

Diary of a Track & Field Titan

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2018

Marcus Atkinson is a track and field titan (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his muscles. Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to...with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport. For ages 7 to 11

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Frightfully English Execution Number 7 in series

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Frightfully English Execution Number 7 in series

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Inspector Singh is irate. He's been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London: a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned. And as if that isn't bad enough, his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit previously unknown relatives. But it isn't long before the cold case that lands on Singh's ample lap turns into a hot potato and he has to outwit Scotland Yard, his wife and London's finest criminals to prevent more frightful executions from occurring on his watch - or indeed, from being added to their number.

Diary of a Basketball Hero

Diary of a Basketball Hero

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to ...with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Ten

Ten

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Ten-year-old Maya lives for soccer. But no one in her small seaside town in Malaysia shares her obsession: her brother prefers hockey, the girls at school think it's a boys' game, and her grandmother just wants her to be a 'good Indian girl', even though with pale skin and an English father she's already a disappointment. Maya has other problems too. Her parents are constantly arguing, the new girl at school is getting everyone in trouble, and, worst of all, Brazil has just lost the World Cup. But Maya is determined that none of this will stop her from becoming a professional soccer player - the only problem is she's never even kicked a ball...

Diary of a Golf Pro

Diary of a Golf Pro

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Diary of a Super Swimmer

Diary of a Super Swimmer

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Marcus Atkinson is a super swimmer (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his arms and legs. Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to...with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport. For ages 7 to 11

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. Inspector Singh is on a mission to China, against his better judgment. The son of a bigwig at the Singapore Embassy has been bludgeoned to death in a back alley in Beijing. The Chinese security insist that he was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but the young man's mother demands that Singapore's finest (in his own opinion) rides to the rescue. But solving a murder in a country that practices socialism 'with Chinese characteristics' is a dangerous business. And it soon becomes apparent that getting to the bottom of this calamitous killing will be his toughest case yet ...

Diary of a Taekwondo Master

Diary of a Taekwondo Master

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2013

Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about taekwondo.

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver Number 5 in series

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver Number 5 in series

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2012

Inspector Singh is sick of sick leave, so when Mrs Singh suggests they attend a family wedding in Mumbai, he grudgingly agrees - hoping that the spicy Indian curries will make up for extended exposure to his wife's relatives. Unfortunately, the beautiful bride-to-be disappears on the eve of her wedding - did she run away to avoid an arranged marriage, or is there something more sinister afoot? When a corpse is found, the fat inspector is soon dragged into a curious murder investigation with very firm instructions from Mrs Singh to exonerate her family. But as he uncovers layer upon layer of deceit, he knows it isn't going to be that easy...

Diary of a Soccer Star

Diary of a Soccer Star

Author: Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about soccer.'Shamini scores a goal with every page!' Timothy Richards, aged 9

Diary of a Cricket God

Diary of a Cricket God

Author: Shamini Flint, Sally Heinrich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about cricket.Praise for Diary of a Soccer Star:'Shamini scores a goal with every page!' Timothy Richards, aged 9

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree Number 4 in series

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree Number 4 in series

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Inspector Singh is in Cambodia - wishing he wasn't. He's been sent as an observer to the international war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, the latest effort by his superiors to ensure that he is anywhere except in Singapore. But for the first time the fat Sikh inspector is on the verge of losing his appetite when a key member of the tribunal is murdered in cold blood. The authorities are determined to write off the incident as a random act of violence, but Singh thinks otherwise. It isn't long before he finds himself caught up in one of the most terrible murder investigations he's witnessed - the roots of which lie in the dark depths of the Cambodian killing fields. . .

Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School Of Villainy Number 3 in series

Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School Of Villainy Number 3 in series

Author: Shamini Flint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Inspector Singh is home - and how he wishes he wasn't. His wife nags him at breakfast and his superiors are whiling away their time by giving him his usual 'you're a disgrace to the force' lecture. Fortunately for Singh, there is no rest for the wicked when he is called out to the murder of a senior partner at an international law firm, clubbed to death at his desk. Unfortunately for Singh, there is no shortage of suspects - from the victim's fellow partners to his wife and ex-wife - or motives, as many of the lawyers have secrets they would kill to protect. And very soon Singh finds himself heading up an investigation that rips apart the fabric of Singapore society and exposes the rotten core beneath. Perhaps coming home wasn't such a good idea, after all...?