Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Last Kashmiri Rose: Murder and Mystery in the Final Days of the Raj by Barbara Cleverly (Joe Sandilands)

Two things make this particular series particularly enjoyable: 

First, Joe Sandilands, though graced with a dry wit and healthy dose of cynicism, is for the most part a congenial, social and friendly protagonist. A nice twist if you read a lot of series like I do in which the main characters are generally deliciously dark, brooding and haunted. 

Secondly, the lush setting of the British Raj--and the rumblings of its downfall, make a nice combination of classic Victorian mystery meets exotic locale. A well-researched, well-written series that I lPublish Postook forward to continuing.

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