A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul: Inspector Singh Investigates

Shamini Flint. Minotaur, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-312-59698-9
An unexpected murder victim turns up amid the carnage after a terrorist bombing at Bali's Sari Club in Flint's engaging second Inspector Singh mystery (after 2010's A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder). That Richard Crouch has been shot dead is clear, but it's not clear whether he was killed at the club itself. Nor is it clear why Crouch and his wife had been residing in Bali for six months or who his local friends were. As Inspector Singh and Bronwen Taylor of the Australian Federal Police investigate, the narrative weaves deftly in and out of the lives of Crouch's wife, their expat friends, and some Indonesians from the island of Sulawesi. Was Crouch killed because of sexual jealousy—or for his money? Why did his account show so much money flowing in and out? Singh and Taylor find some unexpected answers in a whodunit that describes Bali in loving detail. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/06/2011
Release date: 07/01/2011
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