Saturday 14 December 2019

Hist Fic Saturday ~ Rough Time in Nuala by Harriet Steel

On Hist Fic Saturday

Let's go back to....1930s Ceylon

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October 2019

My thanks to the author for my copy of this book

Inspector de Silva’s peaceful evening is disrupted when he is called up to the Royal Nuala Golf Club where a wealthy member has been found brutally murdered.

Is this a bungled robbery, a private feud, or does the killer have another motive that will cause them to strike again?

With the help of his resourceful wife, Jane, and a new and unexpected ally, de Silva must navigate his way into the heart of the privileged British establishment to find the answer, and there’s no time to lose.

Rough Time in Nuala is another colourful and exciting mystery in this series set in the exotic location of 1930s Ceylon.

What did I think about it..

When Inspector Shanti de Silva is called upon to investigate a vicious murder which has taken place at the Royal Nuala Golf Club it opens up, once again, a complex case, the type of which this intrepid Inspector excels at investigating. There are many false clues and numerous twists and turns but, as always, the inspector leaves no stone unturned in his quest to get to the bottom of this heinous crime.

It's such a treat to return to Nuala and meet again with Shanti, and his delightful wife, Jane and I thoroughly enjoy the descriptions of their life together in Nuala which this author does so well. She really brings time and place alive in the imagination, and just as much as I enjoy trying to work out the pieces of the investigative puzzle, so I also find much delight in reading of Shanti's life in his well tended bungalow, his beautiful gardens and his delight in the well made, and delicious curries, which his cook serves at dinner time.

Rough Time in Nuala is now the seventh book in this series and the characters who make this such an enjoyable experience are now as familiar as old friends. There is no doubt that this author has found her niche in creating the 1930s world of Inspector de Silva. This cosy crime series has the capacity to run for as long as there are stories to tell and I am sure that, thanks to this talented author's imagination, we can look forward to many more Inspector de Silva murder mysteries.   

You can find out more about Harriet Steel on her blog

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