Ragtime in Simla

Ragtime in Simla

eBook - 2003
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Simla 1922. While the rest of India bakes in the hot season, up in the pine-scented coolness of the Himalayan hills the English have recreated a vision of home. Here are half-timbered houses, amateur theatricals, gymkhanas and a glittering vice-regal court for the socialites. The summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the jazz age. It is toward this country that detective Joe Sandilands is heading as the guest of the governor of Bengal. But when Joe's travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side on the road to Simla, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation. As Joe begins to unravel the mystery which has its roots in the aftermath of the First World War, he discovers that behind the sparkling facade of Simla lies a trail of murder, vice and blackmail.
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2003
ISBN: 9781472110893
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 06, 2014

Another good mystery solved by Joe Sandilands. This time he is invited to Simla, the summer capital of India, to spend some of his vacation but before he can even get to the city a murder is committed. As Sandilands investigates the murder of a Russian opera singer he finds the mystery goes back to the unfortunate crash of a train 7 years previously.
This was a great sequel and I'll be sure to read the rest of the series.

Feb 13, 2010

Love the series. Great detail and description of India in the 1920s. Always an exciting plot with lots of twists and turns.

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