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Summary

Inspector de Silva's back with a new case to solve when the arrival in the hill town of Nuala of the heir to an English earldom leads to a mysterious death. Throw in a mega-rich Romanian count, his glamorous countess and an enigmatic British army officer and the scene is set for another colourful and entertaining mystery.

©2016 Harriet Steel (P)2018 Tantor

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Nuala Series - an excellent discovery

I am so pleased to have discovered this series. The characters are warm and likeable and the descriptions of Nuala bring the place and the period vividly to life. The stories are well written and I enjoyed the audible narration.
There is an elegiac quality about the end of empire feel - endings and new beginnings. Inspector De Silva seems to combine these things and I enjoy his and Jane's company.
I thoroughly recommend the series.

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Charming

Soft , gentle, full of old fashioned kindness and respect. Easy listening. All is said.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 17-12-18

Good Mystery

I like the characters in this book. The story progresses at a good clip. Both the author and the narrator have done an excellent job. The side stories involving the Sargent are cute. The dialogue is humorous. A very enjoyable listen.

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  • Catherine
  • 07-06-21

Delightful Mystery in Ceylon

This second novel starring Inspector Da Silva and his wife Jane is better than the first - more character development, more action, and more happiness. Love the details surrounding teatime, local cuisine, gardens, the customs and habits of this period in British Ceylon. Beautifully narrated too!

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  • Katharine
  • 03-06-21

Great listen

I enjoyed this so much more than the first novel in the series. The story moves along at a sprightly pace and the characters feel more rounded. I especially enjoyed the twist at the end and felt it added a great deal of substance to the overall experience.

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  • Gail N.
  • 28-01-21

Short, simple and entertaining

If you simply want a distraction from a busy life, a light listen told in a marvelous voice, with interesting characters and side stories, not to mention a happy domestic setting, you could not go wrong here. Nothing too gruesome either.

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  • Sallyellen M. Hurst
  • 30-07-20

Thoroughly enjoyable

Absolutely delightful mystery very much akin to an Agatha Christie novel which includes wonderful scenic descriptions that are far better than many overly violent and vulgar stories set in current times.