Dark Clouds Over Nuala

Dark Clouds Over Nuala Set in Ceylon in the s this second book in the Inspector de Silva Mysteries offers another colourful relaxing read as the arrival in the hill town of Nuala of the heir to an English earldom sign

  • Title: Dark Clouds Over Nuala
  • Author: Harriet Steel
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  • Page: 418
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set in Ceylon in the 1930s, this second book in the Inspector de Silva Mysteries offers another colourful, relaxing read as the arrival in the hill town of Nuala of the heir to an English earldom signals trouble for the hapless Inspector de Silva and a new mystery to solve Throw in a mega rich Romanian count, his glamorous countess and an enigmatic British army officSet in Ceylon in the 1930s, this second book in the Inspector de Silva Mysteries offers another colourful, relaxing read as the arrival in the hill town of Nuala of the heir to an English earldom signals trouble for the hapless Inspector de Silva and a new mystery to solve Throw in a mega rich Romanian count, his glamorous countess and an enigmatic British army officer and the scene is set for an entertaining mystery Praise for Trouble in Nuala The Inspector de Silva Mysteries 1 This is an unexpected treasure Set in 1930s Ceylon It is an interesting look at colonialism from the colonial side I was engaged from the first page and kept in thrall until the end Inspector DeSilva and Jane are well drawn characters and I plan on following them through further adventures The sweltering heat and dazzling light of Ceylon in the 1930s pour out from the pages of Trouble in Nuala Shanti de Silva, Nuala s police inspector, navigates the complexities of colonial society under British Imperial rule even as he unpicks the threads of a classic murder mystery First class entertainment, with a memorable mix of characters A captivating, relaxed read which was thoroughly enjoyable to the last page, set in a charming era, with an endearing lead character and in an interesting location Clever plotting, sharply defined characters and luscious description make this a hugely enjoyable read I look forward to volume 2.

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  • Harriet Steel

    Harriet Steel wrote four historical novels before turning to crime with the Inspector de Silva mysteries, inspired by time spent in Sri Lanka the former Ceylon Her work has also appeared in national newspapers and magazines She s married with two daughters and lives in Surrey When she s not writing, she likes reading, long walks and visiting art galleries and museums.Facebook Harriet Steel AuthorBlog harrietsteel

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  • This book was a enjoyable respite for me, something akin to walking into the peace of a botanical garden. A murder mystery, really?! Yesd to another book I am reading that is so outrageously hilarious and vulgar that I had to break from it. Too much is too much.Welcome to Nuala where visitors are not always who they seem to be. Inspector de Silva again benefits from his British wife's input, but that doesn't keep him from putting himself in great danger as he struggles to find the truth about a [...]


  • 4.5*Inspector Shanti de Silva and his English wife, Jane, were attending Nuala’s very fashionable horse racing event, the Empire Cup, along with the assistant government agent, Archie Clutterbuck and his wife, Florence. William and Lady Caroline Petrie, were also in attendance with visiting family. The Wynne-Talbots, Ralph and Helen, were on their way from Australia, via Ceylon, to England to visit Ralph’s grandfather. Ralph is in line for the title of the 14th Earl of Axford and as his gran [...]


  • It was a pleasure to return to mid-1930s colonial Ceylon and reconnect with the courteous Inspector Shanti de Silva and his amenable English wife, Jane. A painstaking detective, De Silva manages to balance polite acquiescence to his pompous superior, government agent, Archie Clutterbuck, with a determined pursuit of justice.We join society in Nuala at an exciting time, when a young couple from Australia are visiting Lady Caroline Petrie en route to claiming an inheritance. Ralph Wynne Talbot is [...]


  • Returning to 1930 Ceylon in the company of Inspector Shanti de Silva and his delightful wife, Jane, is rather like becoming reacquainted with old friends, in whose convivial company you enjoy a pleasant afternoon in a delightful setting.It also sees a welcome return of all the lovely characters we met in the first book and it's a real pleasure to see how they are all progressing, especially, Constable Nadar as he struggles with the pitfalls of new parenthood, and Sergeant Prasanna's rather dange [...]


  • Three Point Five Stars.Dark Clouds over Nuala is book #2 of The Inspector De Silva Mysteries. Set in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1930s at the time of British Colonial Rule, this book combines, contrasts and conflicts with traditional culture.Inspector Shanti de Silva enjoys a quiet life in Nuala; his English wife, Morris car and garden are his delights. He works with Sergeant Prasanna and Constable Nadar, whilst reporting directly to British Assistant Government Agent Archie Clutterbuck.Clutte [...]


  • Oh my! I liked Harriet Steele's second Nuala book even better than the first, which was pretty darn good itself. In this one, we have English titled society with a mystery involving them with something that happened in Australia! The first chapter is a puzzle of identity--who are these men? But as all is slowly revealed to Inspector de Silva, this turns into a gripping story triggered by an "accident" at World's End, a precipice along a scenic route in Sri Lanka. The local color and detail of th [...]


  • Got this book as part of giveaway. Didn't know what to expect but enjoyed the book. Set in Ceylon during the times of the British Empire it tells of a detective who has moved to Nuala from the capital Colombo. The author sets the scene really well and captures the essence of the era very well. This is the 2nd novel in the series and you do not need to have read the first in order to enjoy the book. I will certainly be following up with the 1st novel.


  • Like "Trouble in Nuala" this sequel has a great sense of place. I enjoy the loving relationship Inpector de Silva has with his wife Jane and the simple and peaceful life they have in their beautiful and idyllic home in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1930'sd I have to add how much I love that cover!


  • I was introduced to this author through TripFiction. This is the second book of her Inspector de Silva Mysteries series. This book continues to be an entertaining, cozy mystery set in 1930s Ceylon with humor sprinkled throughout and a scintillating cast of characters. Loved it.



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