The Last Kashmiri Rose
In a land of saffron sunsets and blazing summer heat, an Englishwoman has been found dead, her wrists slit, her body floating in a bathtub of blood and water. But is it suicide or murder? The case falls to Scotland Yard inspector Joe Sandilands, who survived the horror of the Western Front and... show more
In a land of saffron sunsets and blazing summer heat, an Englishwoman has been found dead, her wrists slit, her body floating in a bathtub of blood and water. But is it suicide or murder? The case falls to Scotland Yard inspector Joe Sandilands, who survived the horror of the Western Front and has endured six sultry months in English-ruled Calcutta. Sandilands is ordered to investigate, and soon discovers that there have been other mysterious deaths, hearkening sinister ties to the present case.Now, as the sovereignty of Britain is in decline and an insurgent India is on the rise, Sandilands must navigate the treacherous corridors of political decorum to bring a cunning killer to justice…knowing the next victim is already marked to die.
Publish date: August 26th 2003
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Joe Sandilands (#1)
This was a diverting mystery, but it doesn't make me want to read more of this series or the author. I did like the (to me) exotic time and place, that of the last years of the British Raj in 1922 in the Bengal region, and for better or worse I don't know enough to know if it's accurate, but it make...
This is an interesting historical mystery with an unusual setting and a likeable protagonist. The thing keeping it from four stars was that some of it seems a little overwritten. There are sentences I had to read twice in order to get their meaning. This is the author's first book so that may cer...
I'm on the fence with this book. I like the characters. I thought Joe is a character with depth and room to grow. I just loved Nancy, the Collector's wife. She reminded me of the very courageous, driven women that served in WW1 I've read about. The military life I liked even if I suspect it's not qu...