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.