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May 2009 Debut of the Month.
The beginning of a nice, ‘cosy’ crime series which will be set all over Asia and features Inspector Singh, a maverick who won’t retire,who is an effective officer with no time for paperwork/bureaucracy and has a weakness for a pretty face. We learn little about him in book one but no doubt more will be revealed as the series continues. It’s a light, easy read, great fun with the exotic backgrounds adding spice to a good crime yarn. The next book is set in Bali, the third in Singapore.
Inspector Singh is in a bad mood. He’s been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Chelsea Liew - the famous Singaporean model - is on death row for the murder of her ex-husband. She swears she didn’t do it, he thinks she didn’t do it, but no matter how hard he tries to get to the bottom of things, he still arrives back at the same place - that Chelsea’s husband was shot at point blank range, and that Chelsea had the best motivation to pull the trigger: he was taking her kids away from her.
Now Inspector Singh must pull out all the stops to crack a crime that could potentially free a beautiful and innocent woman and reunite a mother with her children. There’s just one problem - the Malaysian police refuse to play ball…
Closing date: 30/11/2020
‘A taut and clever mystery, full of drama and suspense’ Dreda Say-Mitchell
Publication date: 23/04/2009
Publisher: Piatkus Books
|Publication date:||23rd April 2009|
|Genres:||Book Club Recommendations, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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.More About Shamini Flint