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Trouble in Nuala

Inspector de Silva Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife, Jane, to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala, he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve.  

Set on the exotic island of Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka) in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and absorbing mystery spiced with humor and a colorful cast of characters.

©2016 Harriet Steel (P)2018 Tantor

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old school charm.

loved it . different from other 2 , but great charm easy listening. the characters came to life.

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  • anne
  • Andalusia, Spain
  • 18-11-18

Very enjoyable!

A lovely gentle thriller with shades of Ms Christy.
It brought lovely memories of Ceylon and my time there. I loved the narrators portrayal of late Raj types, their customs and accents. Whodunnit was not much of a mystery, but it didn’t need to be. I’m a new convert to Leslie Wolfe’s work and look forward to more books.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 14-11-18

Hope it will be a series

Great story. Great characters and an excellent narration. The main character is always getting English idioms wrong. Very Cute! He was standing by his rifles. And his wife says guns dear you stand by your guns.

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  • Jan
  • 11-08-19

Terrific narrator!

Ceylon, 1930s, law-enforcement, lawyers *****

1930s Ceylon, the police, the overbearing British, and murder. It's not hard to figure out who will be the victim, but the who and how are posers til the end of the book! An excellent listen on its own merit, but listening to Matthew Lloyd Davies is a real treat.