|Plot Summary of The Last Kashmiri Rose|
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 synopsis report prepared by Linda Sourpuss
|Chapter Analysis of The Last Kashmiri Rose|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
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
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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