Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver by Shamini Flint

"You saw her that afternoon - the day she disappeared - you picked her up in the car."
The Dilated irises would have been evidences enough that there were secrets here. "Well?"


~~~Page 243

Title: Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver
Author: Shamini Flint
ISBN: 9780749953423
Publisher: Piatkus/2012
Pages: 320

Inspector Singh is in the Singapore Police force, and a good murder cop. He is on a sick leave and is tired of being at home all day long. But Superintendent Chen does not want him back any time sooner! When Mrs. Singh suggests they go to Mumbai, to attend a family wedding, he unwillingly agrees. He is not very keen to meet her side of family but anything is better than sheer boredom!

When they reach Mumbai, and go to the Mrs Singh's cousin's place, there is some sort of ceremony going on. The bride Ashu,  cannot go out of her home until the day of her wedding. And then Ashu disappears. Her brother Tanveer identifies her body, which has been burnt beyond recognition. The police and family assume, she committed suicide. But her grandfather, Tara Singh, wants Inspector Singh to investigate. He is not convinced that she killed herself. When the Inspector goes about his work, he finds that a strong girl like Ashu can never take that drastic stuff. It is more like a murder. But who killed her? Singh gets to know that she had been in love with Sameer, a Muslim boy. 

Tanveer, due to strong sense of family honour? Or her fiance, Kirpal, who must have found out about Sameer? Is it a honour killing? Who is telling the truth and who is hiding it? Then Tara Singh gets killed....

The dishevelled Inspector is such a lovable character. One just can't stop liking him. His thoughts about India are hilarious. Other characters are complex, the culture is complex, the mystery is good. I being an Indian, could relate to most of it. The flow is good....I am going to check out more of the series, Inspector Singh Investigates.....

17 comments:

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I think I'd like this book too. The exotic setting and unusual characters both must make for a good book.
Mine today is from The Lie.

Vivienne said...

One of my reviewers read this for me the other week. She really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like an entertaining series.

Kari Po-Ku ▲ said...

Sounds really interesting. Great teaser! :D

My TT

Cathy De Los Santos said...

did they do it? Here's my Teaser

fredamans said...

Sounds guilty to me... bet it's a great read.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds intriguing.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday_12.html

Mardel said...

Hmmmmm...I don't usually read mysteries, but you make this one sound very interesting. I might enjoy this one - thanks for sharing this. :)

V (BookBorne) said...

Sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing!

Maryellen said...

Very cool, love the setting :)

I posted my first TT on my blog:
http://maryellenbrady.com/2012/06/11/teaser-tuesday-earth-by-shauna-granger/

Hope you will have time to visit.

Yvonne said...

What a great teaser!

Melanie said...

Great teaser! Sounds like an intriguing book!

Becky said...

Oooh intriguing. Great teaser. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nise' said...

Sounds like a good series.

Melissa @ Frugal Creativity said...

Sounds like a captivating plot! Thanks for sharing your review. I'm stopping by from Cym's party. :)

Harvee Lau said...

Hope I can get this over here. Would love to read this mystery novel!

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds good, i love the sound of the inspector. I am glad you shared this, since the cover would not have lured me in!