Ragtime in Simla

Ragtime in Simla

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Simla 1922. The summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the jazz age.

Commander Joe Sandilands is looking forward to spending a month here in the cool of the Himalayan hills as the guest of Sir George Jardine, the Governor of Bengal. When Joe's travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side in the back of the Governor's car on the road up to Simla, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation.

Confronted by the mystery of an identical unsolved killing a year before, Joe realizes that Sir George's hospitality comes at a price. Behind the sparkling façade of social life in Simla he finds a trail of murder, vice and blackmail. Someone in this close-knit community has a secret and the nearer Joe comes to uncovering it, the nearer he comes to his own death.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2003, c2002.
ISBN: 9781472111555
Characteristics: 287 p. ;,22 cm.


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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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