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.
This report prepared by Linda Sourpuss