In Quest for Justice, Grumpy Sikh Detective Stops for Nothing Except Curry, Cigarettes, Beer, Sometimes Nap
In each of the six cheerful cozies in the Inspector Singh Investigates series, Inspector Singh of the Singapore police travels to a different location in South East Asia to investigate a murder. Inspector Singh lives for catching murderers. Neither his wife nor his bosses in the police department understand (or respect) his passion for putting killers away.
After all, they think, murder is messy and the rich and righteous are rarely victims. Singh, something of a mess himself, marches on, undeterred. So far he has visited Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, China and India.
A funny cozy with a charming, if cranky, detective and cultural insight
I look forward to each new book in this series because I so enjoy spending time with the charming and cranky Inspector Singh. I enjoy learning about each new country with Singh; the process is enlightening and amusing. Singh is one of those loveable characters who is blessed with the ability to laugh at himself and at the absurdities life regularly throws in his path.
Start with A Curious Indian Cadaver (#5) or A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree (#4) or A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul (#2)
Below, the Inspector Singh mystery novels in chronological order:
(2008, Inspector Singh Investigates Mystery Books #1)
When divorce leads to murder...(Set in Malaysia) Terrorism and murder in Bali, Indonesia, Asia's vacation capital Nasty doings at a Singaporean law firm Murder and mayhem at the International Crimes Tribunal in Cambodia
(2012, Inspector Singh Investigates Mystery Books #5)
A family trip to Mumbai, India leads to murder
(2013, Inspector Singh Investigates Mystery Books #6)
Real estate and murder in Beijing, China's last hutong