Today, I’m reviewing ‘Trouble in Nuala’ by Harriet Steele
Blurb (from Amazon):
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 in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters.
Did I like it?
Hell yeah. I’d say very laid back. Very nice and most of all nicely described surrounding/scenery. A bit of food, a bit of plants Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in the 1930. An underlying critique of imagined western superiority. Interesting characters. A cosy mystery,
What I didn’t like
If anything then it would be. The inspector is ‘new’ on his post. But it ‘feels’ like he’s there for a ‘long’ while. There’s nothing really about he being the new one. I felt he’s too close to his subordinates for being the new one. It’s just something very minor. No real importance, it just felt a bit wrong to me.
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely. It was just a ‘fun’ read. 17.5 out of 20 points on my scale. Looking forward reading the other books of the series