Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT #Ceylon #HistFic #Mystery Offstage in Nuala by @Harrietsteel1

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Today’s team review is from Liz, she blogs here

#RBRT Review Team

Liz has been reading Offstage in Nuala by Harriet Steel


In this third instalment of The Inspector de Silva Mysteries, we return to the island of Ceylon in the 1930s.

My Review

In this book the murder scene is the sumptuous Gaiety Theatre, where an Asian tour by a talented group of actors, commences with a production of Hamlet.  The whole cast is suspect since no-one else was seen to enter the theatre during rehearsal time and it is soon evident to Inspector de Silva that there are many secrets to uncover.  But he is also frustrated by the actions of his superior, Assistant Government Agent, Archie Clutterbuck, who keeps him away from the victim’s wife, Kathleen Darnforth, and from young Emerald Watson, who may have been Mr Darnforth’s mistress.

Shanti de Silva leaves no stone unturned as he…

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