A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul (Inspector Singh Investigates #2)
Welcome to Bali, where violence, intrigue, and infidelity are all part of a day’s work for Inspector Singh.
Inspector Singh, everyone’s favorite portly and wheezing homicide detective, is still recovering from his last case when terrorists set off a bomb on the neighboring island of Bali. With Singapore’s anti-terrorist team busy defending the home front, Inspector
Inspector Singh has been assigned to Bali to help with security and anti-terrorist measures after a bomb had been set off in the tourist part of the island. Singh feels he has little to offer; his expertise is solving murders. When a body with a bullet hole, killing him before the explosion, is found in the wreckage, Singh is there to find the answers with the help of a Aussie cop assigned to work with him.
The opening—seeing things from the perspective of...more
In A BALI CONSPIRACY MOST FOUL, her second in a series featuring irascible and portly Sikh detective Inspector Singh, Flint sets a murder mystery in the debris and aftermath of the horrific real-life ‘Bali bombings’ that devastated the tourist Mecca several years ago.
The back cover blurb states: "Inspector Singh is back, but this time on secondment to Bali. A bomb has exploded and Singh has been sent to help with anti-terrorism efforts. But there’s a slight problem: he know s...more
When I read the first book (A MOST PECULIAR MALAYSIAN MURDER) I did comment "This b...more
As much as I wanted to understand the motive behind the bombing, I couldn't comprehe...more
Anybody who has every traveled to Bali would have been heartbroken hearing the news of the ter...more
“He knew his instructions by heart – he was to wait for one of them to ring him and then take his foot off the brakes. That had been drummed into him over and over again. They were concerned he might jump the gun. But Jimi understood. He was to wait and do what he was told. He had spent his whole short lifetime doing just that – waiting and doing what he was old….His phone rang. He didn’t pick it up. Jimi took his foot off the brake and held the steering wheel firmly, his hands at the ten o’cloc...more
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, swea...more
Inspector Singh's superiors in Singapore still don't want him around, so when a bomb explodes in Bali, they send him to help with the anti-terrorism efforts. The problem is, he's tops in solving murders. Send him on a terrorist hunt, and the man doesn't have a clue. So when a body is discovered in the wreckage that has a bullet hole in its skull, Singh finally feels as though he can do something worthwhile. Now... if he could just get rid of the Australian fe...more
I used to avoid the crime/mystery shelves at the library. You could find me in fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy, magazines etc but not the crime/mystery sections. Not until recently.
Perhaps I was unsure of where to begin, which series were good, which writers actually wrote well instead of just churning out book after book in factory-style mass production.
So I’ve been playing catch up.
Partly because of the very many series that have come from count...more
Also: let's back off on the descriptions of the characters. 92 re-statings of Julian looking like a BBC actor, and Greg the tawn...more
The Singh character is not teriibly interesting but a few of the supporting characters are decent. Bali is supposed to be a beautiful i...more
Inspector Singh has to distinguish between terrorism and murder and weave his way through an increasingly confusing set of clues.
I have read the 1st book "Inspector Singh Investigates : A Most Particular Malaysian Murder" and found it absolutely wonderful. A friend who read the same book commented that it was bias. But for me, that's the good thing of fiction. You are allowed to be bias.
I find that this story very fast paced and exciting. Shamini must have travelled widely around Bali as she know the little quirks...more
There are real life parallels: life in the wake of a devastating terror attack, mass murder of innocents,...more
Ms. Flint pays a lot of attention to detail...which slowed the pace down for me and got a bit repetitive in places. However, the overall story kept me reading & turning pages. And the end did leave me feeling an emotional punch...so at least some of the details did help build the world and...more
It wasn't a boring book and the story idea was pretty good. However, I was confused with so many suspects and other supporting characters. There were just too many of them and there were less character building for some of them. Other than that, I couldn't help but feeling a bit insulted after reading this book. The stereotyping and generalization were unbearable. I don't think I'm goi...more
Well plotted, good characters, well written and a very interesting setti...more
I enjoyed the view of the Singaporian Sikh Singh as he and his Australian partner, navigate Bali and the interaction of the different cultures. It also describes how easy terrorism is perpetuated.