Award: Awesome Indies: APPROVED
Author: Harriet Steel
Series: The Inspector de Silva Mysteries
Publisher: Stane Street Press
In the opening book of this series set in the 1930s among the rolling green hills of colonial Ceylon, Inspector Shanti de Silva is not finding life in his new post in the sleepy town of Nuala as restful as he had hoped. An arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances conspire to present him with a puzzle that he will need all his experience to solve and prove his worth to his new boss. If you love traditional-style mysteries, spiced with colourful characters and a dash of humour, don’t miss The Inspector de Silva Mysteries.