Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates 1)

by Shamini Flint | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780749929756 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Flutterbies9 of Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on 5/10/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Flutterbies9 from Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Monday, May 10, 2010
Cover.

"Inspector Singh is in a bad mood. He's been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Chelsea Liew - the famous Singaporean model - is on death row for the murder of her ex-husband. She swears she didn't do it, he thinks she didn't do it, but no matter how hard he tries to get to the bottom of things, he still arrives back wehere he started - that Chelsea's husband was shot at point blank range and that Chelsea had the best motive to pull the trigger: he was taking her kids away from her.
Now Inspector Singh must pull out all the stops to crack a crime that could potentially free a beautiful and innocent woman and reuntie a mother with her children. There's just one problem - the Malaysian police refuse to play ball .......".

My DH picked this up in the telephone box library at Westbury as he thought it sounded interesting.


Journal Entry 2 by Flutterbies9 from Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Monday, May 10, 2010
Another new author for me and the first in the Inspector Singh series of books.

This is a wonderfully gentle mystery reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith's Ladies Detective Agency series. Again, we have an unlikely 'detective' and a slow, gently unfolding story line. However, Inspector Singh is out of his comfort zone in another city and is much more up to date with the world than Mme. Ramotswe. There is not enough descriptive passages to gain much impression of Kuala Lumpur itself in this book and the story line jumps countries, again with not enough description, for my understanding of the 'local' situations. This does not take away from the story line though as that basically centres on family matters and relationships within a complex and fueding family ~ mainly husband / wife; brother / brother; father / son; mother / siblings. These are well described and form the real backbone of the story.

The answers to the murder are played out skillfully with some very twisted (and somewhat unbelievable in cases) red herrings along the way and the conclusion to the lives of the main characters are rather generous.

All in all, a delighful read which was very enjoyable though not demanding. I shall look out for the two following books in the Inspector Singh series (second in Bali and third in Singapore).

Journal Entry 3 by Flutterbies9 at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Hope you enjoy this new (to us) author as much as we did.

Journal Entry 4 by Flutterbies9 at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Hope you enjoy this new (to us) author as much as we did.

Journal Entry 5 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 06, 2010
An intriguing balancing act is carried out here, as though there are more than a few tragedies and some unresolved and rather hefty issues of corruption and religious affiliation tucked between the pages of this crime thriller, it still manages to be reasonably light and have a number of upbeat notes at its finish. An endearing new Inspector is brought to my attention and though there were so many characters both on the list of potential murderers, family members and investigatory forces that I felt I didn’t quite get to know Inspector Singh as well as I would have liked this feels like a very promising start. I’ll happily look out for the following books in this series.

Many thanks Flutterbies9 for sending me this, apologies for forgetting to make a journal entry on it in May during my preparatory organising scramble in the lead up to my BIG holiday in June. As discussed with you, I have picked out a destination for this….

Journal Entry 6 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
More thoughs on this as I have been describing it to friends. Fascinating, darker than I expected or ought that be more tragic than I anticipated. Though in fact what could I have rightly expected as this introduced right from the beginning some troubling ethical issues. Inspector Singh seemed an altogether traditional investigator burdened with enough of a selection of human frailties to make him interesting, he is a bit stubborn, is conflicted by meddlesome curiosity, has a punishing interest in the truth, and a caring sense of decency. I enjoyed this unorthodox police procedural, though I felt a bit wiped out by the finish because of the afore-mentioned tragedies and also by some of the corrupt business and policing methods in use. However there were some notions of hopeful outcomes for some the protagonists. So guess I am still interested in looking out the following in the series.

Where to next? Mmmm, I have a couple of chums who may love this, I asked but so far no hands went up requesting it so I’ll take it travelling!

Journal Entry 7 by rainbow3 at Belmont Cinema Cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (8/17/2010 UTC) at Belmont Cinema Cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom

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My plan is to take this to the Aberdeen BookCrossers Meeting on Thursday 19 August, if not picked up there I may leave it on the OBCZ bookshelves.

Journal Entry 8 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Sunday, August 29, 2010
I have just returned from Scotland. Thank you a lot for the warm welcome at the Aberdeen Meet-Up last week. It was really nice meeting you all!

I am looking forward to reading this book.

Journal Entry 9 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Monday, September 27, 2010

This book entertained me during a 4 hours trip in a crowded train today.

Interesting twist, but the story seemed a bit "constructed", I didn't really warm to any of the protagonists. The book will travel to the German UnConvention in October.

Journal Entry 10 by wingolagoriewing at ruhrCrossing2010 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Journal Entry 11 by d-vineland at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Oh, another one from olagorie, carried from Frankfurt via Essen to Mainz. Interesting cover. And I don't know much about Malaysia, so I am looking forward to reading this book.

Probably one topic to much in this book. Or two?? And the author is a lawyer, which explains the art of writing and the fact that I also couldn't relate to the acting persons. But a nice insight into the countries, if a small one.

Journal Entry 12 by d-vineland at Meetup Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Friday, March 11, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (3/12/2011 UTC) at Meetup Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

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Jemand hat den Bauchumfang der Figur auf dem Titel zugeklebt.

Journal Entry 13 by wingny-nolwing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Sunday, March 13, 2011
Catched the Book at the meetup-brunch in the Cafe Heller Oberursel. - When I think about it, this could have been my first Asian crime story. The different culture and religion combined with many special characters, first of all Inspector Singh, made a really good reading. I failed to leave the S-Bahn at the right station in the morning while reading...

Journal Entry 14 by wingny-nolwing at Bücherbaum im Clara-Zetkin-Park in Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Monday, May 30, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (5/30/2011 UTC) at Bücherbaum im Clara-Zetkin-Park in Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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1st station of my little BC-tourist-releas-journey around the New Lake District and Leipzig. And I was curious about the Book Tree in the Clara-Zetkin-Park.

1. Station meiner Mini-BC-Tourist-Release-Tour durchs Neuseenland und Leipzig. Und ich war neugierig auf den Bücherbaum im Clara-Zetkin-Park.

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Hope you found it. Enjoy your reading. A journal entry would be nice und please release the book again after reading.

Viel Spass beim Lesen. Über eine Journaleintrag würde ich mich freuen. Bitte das Buch nach dem Lesen wieder freilassen.

Journal Entry 15 by maiblume at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Klemmte am Bücherbaum im Clara-Park und ist weit gereist, wie ich jetzt sehe... Tolle Sache, der Bücherbaum, nicht wahr?

Journal Entry 16 by maiblume at Bücherbaum im Clara-Zetkin-Park in Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Angefangen, aber leider keine Zeit gehabt zum zu Ende lesen...

Journal Entry 17 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Gahanna, Ohio USA on Monday, May 08, 2017
This book keeps you involved (hoping, fearing, guessing) all the way to the end.

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