The Last Kashmiri Rose

The Last Kashmiri Rose

Book - 2011
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In Panikhat, 50 miles from Calcutta, the wives of officers in the Bengal Greys, a smart cavalry regiment, have been dying violently, one a year and each in March. The only link between them is the bunch of small red roses that mysteriously appears on the women's graves on the anniversary of their deaths. Detective and World War I hero Joe Sandilands is asked discreetly to investigate. It becomes clear to him that the deaths are indeed connected and that the series has not yet run its course. If he has it right there will be one more recipient of the Kashmiri Roses.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, Soho Crime, 2011, c2002
ISBN: 9780786710591
0786710594
9781616950026
1616950021
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 23 cm
Call Number: CLEVERLY, B

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maipenrai
Oct 21, 2016

BOOK ONE IN THE Joe Sandilands SERIES.

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Eosos
Jun 05, 2014

In 1920’s India a forward looking Scotland Yard detective is drawn into a mystery involving the suspicious death of a Bengal Grey’s wife. The more he discovers, with the help of the Collector’s wife Nancy, about the past 12 years in Panikhat the more foul play is discovered.

I really enjoyed the story. The time period, the setting and all the characters were impeccable. The detective Joe Sandilands is smart, thoughtful and mostly quick witted. He handles the detecting well, jumping from clue to clue in a shrewd and ordered fashion. The supporting cast was interesting and fit into the story well, I especially liked the character of Naurung Singh, the Indian havildar assigned as interpreter, guide and assistant. The love interest was sufficiently sweet, without playing too large a role in the tale and the narrative didn’t get bogged down in to many details and asides. This was an enjoyable read that kept me up ‘til 2am to find out what happened.

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alex59
Mar 20, 2014

Greatly enjoyed this book. Accurately recreates the era and the setting, liked the characters especially the protagonist, held my interest right till the end. Will look for more in the series.

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hgeng63 Jun 14, 2014

Sexual Content: Beware the gratuitous sex!

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