Inspector Singh Investigates

Inspector Singh Investigates

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

Large Print - 2009
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Meet Inspector Singh: a fat, slightly bumbling, but truly lovable detective. He's been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped, and he's in a bad mood. A 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 she had the best motive: he was taking her kids away from her.
Publisher: London : Magna Large Print Books 2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780750531542
Branch Call Number: LPF FLI 2009 NVD
Characteristics: 366 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Most peculiar Malaysian murder

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hgeng63 May 08, 2014

Disappointing. Like a rude, crude Charles Finch.

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savtadina
Sep 04, 2012

I enjoy mysteries set in SE Asia such as Colin Cotterill's Dr. Siri's series set in Laos and Tarquin Hall's Vish Purim Mysteries so I had hoped that this book would be similar, but it was not. It dealt with rather disgusting (rich but unethical in business) characters and an almost buffoon-like inspector. The characters were poorly developed and the editing was sloppy. I skimmed the second half of the book in order to finish it. It had potential but it did not meet it.

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CB2295
Apr 24, 2012

I liked this book more than I expected; the storyline is suitably complex and overall thankfully the book contains about the right amount of local Malaysian atmosphere, even for a reader who’s been there, though at the beginning she’s a bit heavy handed on the atmospherics; like when she pedantically explains that an automated airport shuttle train doesn’t have a driver; I kept waiting for her to mention the super-tall Petronas Towers in her Kuala Lumpur descriptions (they don’t make their first appearance until page 56 but then they do appear several times after that); but, all in all, the book’s a rather good start for a series and I will look forward to reading the next ones, of which three additional books have been published by the end of 2011, each one set in a different SE Asian country.

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MDianeRogers
Jan 10, 2012

Another intriguing mystery from Shamini Flint. I do want to read them all now.

bookfanatic1979 Dec 06, 2011

A surprisingly excellent read. Those who like less violence with their mysteries will enjoy this series. Inspector Singh’s common-sense, calm demeanor put me in mind of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Alexander McCall-Smith’s Precious Ramotswe on more than one occasion.

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