Bicycle cop Ellie once again gets to put her detecting skills to the test when Eduardo, a gardener she had only just met, is fatally injured. He allegedly fell down a flight of stairs when trying to steal the cello of Xu, an international musician, but Ellie is sure he is too nice a guy to be involved in something criminal. She starts to poke around but has to be careful not to get in the way of the lead detective who she has feelings for.
Genre: Detective Mystery
Ellie Rush knows that her family and friends think that being a bicycle cop is a bit of a joke but she’s determined to make a difference in between policing port-a-potties and citing truants. She gets rather a nasty shock when the first dead body she stumbles upon turns out to be that of a girl she knew. Ellie gets caught up in the investigation at the behest of her aunt, a high ranked LAPD officer.
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This novel hits quite close to home as it was only in 2002 and again in 2005 when Bali was bombed. Shamini Flint definitely doesn’t shy away from unpleasant and what some would consider taboo topics. The fat man is back and this time he is hunting an opportunistic murderer. A bomb is detonated in Bali and when police recover the bodies, they discover one of the skull fragments has a bullet hole in it. I really enjoyed the character of Inspector Singh – he’s fat, sweaty, smokes like a chimney and has a habit of ticking off people in authority. […]
A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder features an unlikely hero, Inspector Singh. He has been seconded from Singapore to Malaysia to help solve the murder of Alan Lee, the ex-husband of famous Singaporean model, Chelsea Liew. Alan was shot at point blank range and Chelsea has the best motive as he was trying to take her children away from her. Although Singh thinks she is innocent, he blocked by the Malaysian police who are equally convinced of her guilt.