A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the second instalment of Inspector Singh, our overweight, turbaned inspector has been sent to Bali to assist with the investigation of the Bali bombing, despite the fact that he has no experience or expertise in bombings or forensics or even anything remotely connected to terrorism. Then amidst the rubble and the mess of bodies, the skull of one Richard Crouch is found, with an undeniable, unexplainable bullet hole.
Saddled with Bronwyn Taylor, an Australian policewoman similarly excluded from the main bombing investigation, Inspector Singh launches into a full investigation which takes him from dysfunctional, dissolute expatriates to devout Muslims with the assistance of overly friendly Balinese.
I read the first book, A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, quite long ago, and whilst I did enjoy it, I remembered having some reservations about it. I took a little while to get into this book as well, maybe because I was jumping into it fresh from a totally different genre and style of writing. However, as the story progressed and things got even more convoluted, I was totally drawn into the book. I struggled between having things that I needed to do and wanting to know how the story ended.
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