Ragtime in Simla / Barbara Cleverly.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      1st Carroll & Graf ed.
    • Notes:
      "The second novel featuring Joe Sandilands set in 1920s India"--Jkt.
    • ISBN:
      0786712465 (hardcover)
      9780786712465 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2004299177
    • Accession Number:
      ocm53033500
      53033500
    • Accession Number:
      fay.266746
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLEVERLY, B. Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. [s. l.]: Carroll & Graf, 2003. ISBN 0786712465. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746. Acesso em: 16 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cleverly B. Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. Carroll & Graf; 2003. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746. Accessed July 16, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Cleverly B. Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. Carroll & Graf; 2003. Accessed July 16, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746
    • APA:
      Cleverly, B. (2003). Ragtime in Simla (1st Carroll & Graf ed.). Carroll & Graf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cleverly, Barbara. 2003. Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. Carroll & Graf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746.
    • Harvard:
      Cleverly, B. (2003) Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. Carroll & Graf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746 (Accessed: 16 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cleverly, B 2003, Ragtime in Simla, 1st Carroll & Graf ed., Carroll & Graf, viewed 16 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cleverly, Barbara. Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed., Carroll & Graf, 2003. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cleverly, Barbara. Ragtime in Simla. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. Carroll & Graf, 2003. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cleverly B. Ragtime in Simla [Internet]. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. Carroll & Graf; 2003 [cited 2020 Jul 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.266746

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2003 September #1

Scotland Yard Commander Joseph Sandilands, a World War I hero, has accepted an invitation to spend his vacation at the guesthouse of the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal in Simla, the summer capital of the British Raj. A noted Russian opera singer who will be performing there shares a ride with him from the train station in the governor's car. As they climb the steep mountain road, a sniper kills the singer and Sandilands' vacation turns into an investigation. Working with the police, he discovers that there was an identical shooting a year earlier that remains unsolved. As he learns more about Simla, a transplanted slice of England in the Himalayan hills, he finds a web of blackmail, vice, and other nasty secrets behind the proper British facade. Ms. Cleverly (The Last Kashmiri Rose [BKL Ag 02]) deftly transports readers to an exotic locale filled with intrigue, suspense, and characters skilled in the art of deception. This is perfect armchair travel for historical mystery fans. ((Reviewed September 1, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 2003 October #1

On detachment to the Bengal police, London detective Joseph Sandilands witnesses the murder of a Russian opera singer while en route to Simla, the "summer capital" of early post-World War I India. Oddly enough, a similar murder occurred in the same location a year earlier and evidence points to the same perpetrator. The first victim, a missing British soldier who had just reached India to claim his share of an important company, was brother to one Alice Conyers, current majority owner and apparent lightning rod for bad luck. Cleverly's great plot, exotic Indian surrounds, and historical ambiance-as well as very sympathetic protagonist-recommends her latest to most collections. [Cleverly's first Joe Sandilands mystery, The Last Kashmiri Rose, won the Crime Writer Association's Debut Dagger Award.-Ed.] Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

PW Review 2003 August #1

Fully developed characters and a convincing portrayal of time and place lift Cleverly's second historical (after 2002's The Last Kashmiri Rose) featuring Commander Joe Sandilands, a Scotland Yard detective stationed in post-WWI India. Sandilands has a personal stake in catching a cunning murderer, as the victim was struck down just inches away from him as they paused to admire the view from a spot known as Devil's Elbow in Simla, the summer capital of the Raj. Despite his fleeting acquaintance with the murdered man, a noted Russian singer, the sleuth feels compelled to put all his energies into avenging him, a challenge that's compounded when he learns of a nearly identical killing at the same spot a year earlier. The circumstances of that crime lead him to a young, attractive British expat, who's managed to successfully run a major trading house despite numerous personal tragedies. Working with the local superintendent, Sandilands maneuvers through the interlocking threads of Simla's colonial power base, which include a well-protected brothel, a spiritualist and Indian nationalists. The murderer's identity comes as a nice and logical surprise. While the ending suggests that Sandilands may next apply his considerable gifts outside India, the author's talent seems capable of transcending any shift in scene. (Oct. 8) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.