Review: A Calamitous Chinese Killing by Shamini Flint

InspectorSinghNicholas Gordon reviews A Calamitous Chinese Killing by Shamini Flint in the ARB

A Calamitous Chinese Killing, the latest entry in Shamini Flint’s Inspector Singh Investigates series, is a light yet engrossing read that sends the titular character into a conspiracy of murder, wrongful arrest, property seizure and corruption. The series, now six books long, stars a portly Indian detective based in Singapore, who travels across Southeast Asia solving murders, while generally causing headaches for his superiors. Past entries have taken Inspector Singh to Malaysia, Bali, Cambodia and India; this most recent chapter takes him to a very different society: rapidly modernizing China.

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