Ragtime in Simla (Joe Sandilands Murder Mysteries)

Ragtime in Simla (Joe Sandilands Murder Mysteries)

Barbara Cleverly

Simla 1922. whereas the remainder of India bakes within the scorching season, up within the pine-scented coolness of the Himalayan hills the English have recreated a imaginative and prescient of domestic. listed below are half-timbered homes, beginner theatricals, gymkhanas and a glittering vice-regal court docket for the socialites. The summer time capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the strength of the jazz age. it really is towards this kingdom that detective Joe Sandilands is heading because the visitor of the governor of Bengal. but if Joe's vacationing better half, a Russian opera singer, is shot lifeless at his facet at the street to Simla, he reveals himself plunged right into a homicide research. As Joe starts off to resolve the secret which has its roots within the aftermath of the 1st global battle, he discovers that at the back of the glowing facade of Simla lies a path of homicide, vice and blackmail.

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