Monday, September 05, 2011

The Mystery Bookshelf: The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly, a Joe Sandilands Mystery

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new crime novel we recently received from the publisher.

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The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly
A Joe Sandilands Mystery (1st in series)
Soho Crime (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: September 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-61695-002-6

The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly

About The Last Kashmiri Rose (from the publisher): 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.

This is a reissue of this first book in the series, originally published in hardcover in 2001 (UK: Constable) and 2002 (US: Carroll & Graf).

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About Barbara Cleverly: Born in the north of England and a graduate of Durham University, this former teacher now lives in Cambridge. Her Joe Sandilands series, set against the background of the Indian Empire, was inspired by the contents of a battered old tin trunk that she found in her attic.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books Crime novels by Barbara Cleverly reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: Folly du Jour (2008) and Strange Images of Death (2010).

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