Ragtime in Simla
By (author) Barbara Cleverly
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Ragtime in Simla by Barbara Cleverly
Book DescriptionSimla 1922. While the rest of India bakes in the hot season, up in the pine-scented coolness of the Himalayan hills the English have recreated a vision of home. Here are half-timbered houses, amateur theatricals, gymkhanas and a glittering vice-regal court for the socialites. The summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the jazz age. It is toward this country that detective Joe Sandilands is heading as the guest of the governor of Bengal. But when Joe's travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side on the road to Simla, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation. As Joe begins to unravel the mystery which has its roots in the aftermath of the First World War, he discovers that behind the sparkling facade of Simla lies a trail of murder, vice and blackmail. "From the Paperback edition."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385339728
Paperback / softback
(208mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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On a welcome break from his policing duties, Joe Sandilands is visiting his old army friend, James Lindsay, commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. An uneasy peace is in operation, but into this situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors to the fort.
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Author Biography - Barbara Cleverly
Barbara Cleverly is the author of nine novels of historical suspense, including The Damascened Blade, winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, The Last Kashmiri Rose, Ragtime in Simla, The Palace Tiger, The Bee s Kiss, Tug of War, "An Old Magic "and The Tomb of Zeus. She lives in Cambridge, England where she is now at work on the newest Joe Scandilands novel, "Folly du Jour.""
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