The Last Kashmiri Rose Book Summary and Study Guide

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Scotland Yard Inspector Joe Sandilands has spent six months in 1922 India, lecturing on the newest methods of policing. On the verge of returning to England he is ordered to investigate the ostensible suicide of a young British Army wife, found floating in her bath with both wrists slit. With the help (and romantic involvement) of the Collector's wife, he finds that four other "memsahibs" have died violently in the month of March, going back 12 years. His search for the killer of these women and attempt to prevent the next death takes him on a journey through the heart of the British Raj, as seen by both British and Indian citizens. Well plotted and drenched in Indian atmosphere this is an entertaining first entry in a series.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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