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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Inspector Singh Investigates " A Most Particular Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint

Inspector Singh is with the Singapore Police Force. Kinda black sheep if the force coz he doesn't do thing according to the rules. He was sent to Malaysia to "help" out with a murder case. If he managed to solve the murder then "hooray!" but if he failed, the Singaporean Police Force will have a reason to force him into an early retirement.

The case? Involve the murder of a Timber Tycoon, Alan Lee. The main suspect is his ex-wife, Chelsea Liew, a Singaporean who used to be a famous model until she married Alan Lee. She stopped working after she married him. They have 3 kids. And there are rumours that Alan beats her up and that Alan had numerous affairs during their marriage

Finally she can't take it anymore and filed for divorce. They were fighting for custody of the kids. Looks like Chelsea have public sympathy. That is until Alan suddenly announced that he had converted to Muslim and declared all his kids to be Muslim.

Chelsea was outraged for this nasty trick of his. And had out of anger threaten to kill him.

Soon, he was found dead with a gun shot wound. Chelsea was arrested. This is where inspector Singh comes in. In normal case, this would not have involve Singaporean police. But this case had turned into media circus especially with the conversion to Muslim and all that.

There are several unexpected turns of events.

I love this book. Shamini seems to managed to touch a few controversial issue. Like what happen if conversion to Muslim is fake, what happen to the death body of the so call convert, the "harta pusaka", wife beating, environmental issue and a few others.

The only thing I don't like is the misplaced usage of the word "lah" in this book. She doesn't seems to get the hang of how the word "lah" is supposed to be use. For example page 122 "Don't go to airport, lah!" spoken by Mrs Wong to warn Rupert. The "lah" seems to have diminish the urgency.

Overall, I give it 4 stars out of 5. Am looking forward to her next book "Inspector Singh Investigates : A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul".


  1. saw this at Borders the other day .. didn't get it ..hehe

    Wish I had more access to BookXcess uhuhuhu...

  2. Hidayah

    Ya lor BX have spoilt us for normal priced book. Even now if other book store giving 20% or 30% discount, I also dont feel like buying unless it's a book i really really wanted

  3. wah wanna pinjam! :P i really must buck up with my reading, still got so many of your books borrowed haven't started yet. *shy*

  4. I don't want to read, just want to know the ending of the book. Tell me! LOL!

  5. Eh, now baru I noticed your new blog :)

  6. Chloeruoyi one for book reviews :p

  7. Aik,,mama meow blog!

    Oppps, I thought Inspector Kucsingh! ha ha ha!

  8. Pete

    Hahaha Inspector Kucing..tangkap kucing enough lo


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