Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul

by Shamini Flint | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0749929766 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingpippiswing of Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on 8/2/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingpippiswing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Inspector Singh, everyone's favorite portly and wheezing homicide detective, is still recovering from his last case when terrorists set off a bomb on the neighboring island of Bali. With Singapore's anti-terrorist team busy defending the home front, Inspector Singh's bosses ship him to Bali to assist with the investigation. Unfortunately, Inspector Singh has as much experience with terrorism as he does with proper diet and exercise – none.

When the police find a skull fragment of a man who was killed before the bomb went off, Inspector Singh is assigned to the case. With Bronwyn Taylor, a peppy and eternally optimistic Australian cop, at his side, Singh's investigation leads him to the wife of the murdered man, and her group of entitled, expatriate friends. The murder seems like an open-and-shut case – that is, until Bronwyn and Singh realize that this crowd is riddled with enough cheating and discontent to fill out a soap opera.

This simple murder is quickly becoming more complicated than Singh could have imagined. And how does it all tie into the act of terrorism that brought him to Bali in the first place? Set in an exotic locale and starring an unforgettable cast of characters, this second mystery featuring the utterly lovable Inspector Singh is exciting, funny, and suspenseful, with an ending that even the most seasoned detective couldn't predict.

Journal Entry 2 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/13/2017 UTC) at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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If it's on a wishlist, it needs to travel! The book's hitching a ride with a courier towards Annelis!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, August 28, 2017
Wow! Inspector Singh came for a visit. Thank you very much!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, March 04, 2018
Inspector Singh is not a totally pleasant man, but I like to read about his adventures. He is eating too much. I get hungry while reading. My daughter and son-in-law visited Bali a couple of years ago and I am still waiting to see a the film about their visit. This book was almost as good for me who don't plan to visit Indonesia. Maybe I should buy the next book in the series?

This is my book #34 in the Reduce Mount TBR 2018 -challence by Dove-i-libri.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnneliswing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/13/2018 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Toivelistakirja on luettu ja jatkaa matkaansa samoissa merkeissä.

Lukuiloa!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, March 30, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/30/2018 UTC) at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I'll take the book to the meet-up at Roasberg.

Happy reading!

Book #50 in the 2018 Keep Them Moving -challence by Booklady331

Journal Entry 7 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, March 30, 2018
I tried to check at the meet-up if I already had this familiar-looking book, but didn't find it then. Now that I am at home I am staring at two copies of the same book. Annelis had written Saarahoo on top of the book, I will try to pass it on to her.

Journal Entry 8 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, April 02, 2018
As I have two copies, I might as well finally read one. I should be doing bookkeeping, but...
A grim storyline, car bombs or cars merely driven into a crowd have become a dreaded thing in Europe, too. We were happy to find that a pedestrians' bridge was the closest to our hotel when in London Town last month, although we didn't think of terrorism otherwise. Well, perhaps when our bags were searched three times in three days when entering a theatre.
Inspector Singh had only ever dealt with murders where the murderer and the victim knew each other in some way, but this had more shock value as with a bombing in a public place people die randomly. I know the feeling, as a friend of mine died because she had bought a wrong house. The murderer had gone for a walk from Kellokoski mental institution and decided to return home to kill his mother. Unfortunately for my friend, she had bought the place from his mother three years previously and Mommie Dearest had failed to mention this to his son. With a son like that, I am not surprised. Who knows if he was the reason for selling in the first place. I have to say that I will probably never get over the fact that you can die just because you happened to be in a wrong place. At your own home. In the middle of a countryside, where the avarage age is 75+.
A client of ours lost her grandchild. She was shot randomly from a rooftop in Järvenpää. Because she didn't have to use a toilet and her friend did. They had been walking past a restaurant and her friend said she had to pee NOW, wait here. I know how that friend felt when she came back from the loo and found her friend dead. I know, because I borrowed my friend the money she needed to secure the loan to buy her small farm. I know it was not my fault she died, but if it wasn't for me, she would not have been there. Same thing with the girl in the toilet; had they walked on, her friend would be alive. Irrational, but that is how the mind works.

Journal Entry 9 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 08, 2018
Just came here to comment that one only has to use one's credit card at the ABC-petrol automat in Söderkulla to have withdrawals made in Indonesia. It happened to several people last month. Luckily the largest sum one can take out from a bank automat in Indonesia is 75€ and when it was done repeatedly the Finnish bank reacted. Didn't happen to me, but all the same I restricted the use of my credit card so that when I was in London it did not work... Luckily I am an old lady and always carry cash and the hotel was paid in advance.

Journal Entry 10 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 08, 2018
I didn't remember Inspector Singh being this grumpy and straight forward. A bit too many gory details for my taste.
Will take this to the upcoming meet-up next Sunday. Perhaps Saarahoo will show up.

Journal Entry 11 by wingkirjakkowing at Cafe Jugend in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/15/2018 UTC) at Cafe Jugend in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I've heard that Saarahoo sometimes shows up unannounced. If not, perhaps somebody else would like to read this.

Journal Entry 12 by toukokuu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 15, 2018
I took the book and keep it reserved for saarahoo. I might even read it myself. Bali sounds interesting.
Thank you for this book!

Journal Entry 13 by toukokuu at a meetup, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (8/14/2018 UTC) at a meetup, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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I had a chance to move the book forward so I did. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by saarahoo at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, August 16, 2018
Thank you for the wishlist book , toukokuu!

Journal Entry 15 by saarahoo at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This Singh book was a bit uncomfortable to read , not quite sure why. Perhaps because I find inspector Singh in many ways a light character, almost comical at times, and now we were dealing with a major terrorist attack, which did actually take place. Not saying that murder is exactly light hearted but perhaps terrorism is just a bit too grim a topic to make light reading.

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