The Singapore School of Villainy (2020)

The Singapore School of Villainy Shamini Flint Jonathan Keeble The Singapore School of Villainy Inspector Singh is home and how he wishes he wasn t His wife nags him at breakfast and his superiors are whiling away their time by giving him his usual you re a disgrace to the force lecture Fortunat
  • Title: The Singapore School of Villainy
  • Author: Shamini Flint Jonathan Keeble
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The Singapore School of Villainy Shamini Flint Jonathan Keeble Inspector Singh is home and how he wishes he wasn t His wife nags him at breakfast and his superiors are whiling away their time by giving him his usual you re a disgrace to the force lecture Fortunately for Singh, there is no rest for the wicked when he is called out to the murder of a senior partner at an international law firm, clubbed to death at his desk UnfortInspector Singh is home and how he wishes he wasn t His wife nags him at breakfast and his superiors are whiling away their time by giving him his usual you re a disgrace to the force lecture Fortunately for Singh, there is no rest for the wicked when he is called out to the murder of a senior partner at an international law firm, clubbed to death at his desk Unfortunately for Singh, there is no shortage of suspects from the victim s fellow partners to his wife and ex wife or motives, as many of the lawyers have secrets they would kill to protect And very soon Singh finds himself heading up an investigation that rips apart the fabric of Singapore society and exposes the rotten core beneath Perhaps coming home wasn t such a good idea, after all
The Singapore School of Villainy Shamini Flint Jonathan Keeble

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  1. Carol.

    The head of a prestigious law firm is discovered by his partners when they arrive for a mysterious, late night meeting The building is locked with key card entry, so it seems likely that the killer is one of the people called to the meeting But perhaps it could have been his new wife, a former maid in need of money So begins The Singapore School of Villainy, with a classic murder scenario with a limited pool of suspects Instead of the nebulous trouble in Bali in the former novel, this allows Fli [...]

  2. Lemar

    This is an international mystery with a likable detective set in a crossroads of cultures, Singapore Ms Flint is often funny and her characters pulse with life as an intriguing, gritty plot unfolds.

  3. K Yuan

    I picked this book up thinking, Hey, it s a murder mystery in SINGAPORE and you really don t get that round here , and I have absolutely no idea why i continued reading it.Shamini Flint writes with this consistent and excruciating habit of explaining things that has a already been mentioned, and she wants you to recall it again when they are facts that one clearly has the brain capacity to withhold and b not as much bearing on plot or character or anything that s properly relevant The explanatio [...]

  4. Michelle

    In some detective novels the location is as important as the plot, and you gain insights into the local traditions and politics The Ladies No 1 Detective Agency, The Feng Shui Detective and the Dr Siri novels feature crimes that aren t too gruesome or graphic, and have quirky characters in unusual settings Botswana, Singapore and Laos, respectively The Reebus novels, set in Edinburgh, are serious, but very character driven The Inspector Singh novels sit somewhere in between.In this one, a murde [...]

  5. Mikhail

    I think this is the best one yet The previous two mysteries were solid, but this one is just spot on.

  6. Moushine Zahr

    This is the first novel I ve read from author Shamini Flint and first novel in which the story is set in Singapour, which I ve been to a decade ago This novel is well written, the story is well told and the characters are well developed I liked several things about this novel the fact that this crime novel involves the study of human relationships instead of following scientific evidences til catching the criminal It is a change from the crime TV series the leading character, inspector Singh, is [...]

  7. Lizzie Hayes

    Inspector Singh Investigates The Singapore School of Villainy by Shamini FlintPublished by Piatkus ISBN 978 0 7499 2977 0Mark Thompson, senior partner in Hutchinson and Rice is found dead at his desk one evening, after he had called all the partners together for an emergency meeting To obtain entry to the offices a key card is necessary which puts all the partners firmly in the square, and squashes the partners view that someone off the street must have gained entry and done the deed Assigned to [...]

  8. Faye

    Been collecting the books in this series because crime fiction In Asia Written by a woman But this particular installment is a disappointment The narration is repetitive long winding, w the characters words actions being regularly explained or psychoanalyzed, for one The representation of women is so clich d among the women characters, there s the lawyer who sleeps her way to the top the Inspector s overbearing, clannish, close minded housewife the victim s scorned, Botoxed ex wife the victim s [...]

  9. Sally906

    This is the third Inspector Singh investigation, and second that I have read The senior partner of an International law firm has been murdered battered to death at his desk on the upper floor of an office block that is only accessible by someone with a swipe card Inspector Singh has been put on to the high profile case and there are no shortages of suspects all of the murder victim s fellow partners along with his ex wife and new trophy wife all have a reason to kill him There are lies and secr [...]

  10. Enzo

    Inspector Singh is embroiled in a much tougher case This one starts with a murder and so many possible murderers But as Singh moves the investigation he keeps discovering and possible culprits Can he solve it Mark Thompson a senior partner at a Singapore law firm is found dead Singapore a haven to Expats and business runs to its top murder Inspector, Singh He gets then he bargained for A large group of assistants but an even bigger group of suspects It seems everyone at the law firm might hav [...]

  11. Wendy

    Inspector Singh is an unconventional investigator who solves murder cases His superiors do not like his methods, dress, attitude and weight But, he has a high solve rate, so they put up with him I read this mystery to complete an UN Challenge I learned a lot about Singapore It is a fascinating country Singapore has some strict social conventions, like their lawsThe mystery is also great, almost Agatha Christie like with the multiple suspects and their individual quirks As I progress through thes [...]

  12. Mary

    Inspector Singh of the Singapore police department is called out to the murder of a senior partner at an international law firm, clubbed to death at his desk Unfortunately for Singh, there is no shortage of suspects from the victim s fellow partners to his wife and ex wife or motives, as many of the lawyers have secrets they would kill to protect.I enjoyed this book Inspector Singh was a fun character lots of idiosyncracies and quirks Singapore was an interesting setting since I don t know too m [...]

  13. Rhonda

    I am probably not a truly objective reviewer I really wanted to like these books, and I do I used to live in Singapore and travelled throughout Southeast Asia I miss it terribly and these books do a wonderful job of conjuring a sense of place for my favorite part of the world When she speaks of a part of Singapore or Bali or Kuala Lumpur, I can picture it in my mind and walk the streets with Inspector Singh It s hard, thus, to know the line between Shamini Flint s writing and my own imagination [...]

  14. Gary Van Cott

    A bit slow getting going This is the third I have read in the series and the author seems to have developed to the habit of having something befall the likeable characters in the story I was somewhat annoyed that the Filipina former maid and current wife of the victim was the only character that spoke in dialect It is my experience that most Filipinas, even those with limited education, speak better English than this character does especially after long contact with native speakers.

  15. Tequila

    Some amusing lines from this Shamini Flint mystery He had obviously been brushing up on his investigative techniques, in all likelihood by re reading his Agatha Christie collection and Sergeant Chung looked crestfallen Perhaps, thought Singh, he should have let the young fool break a leg trying to smash his way through the heavy door As always an entertaining read couldn t put it down

  16. Janet

    These books continue to be a surprising hit for me My only complaint is that they re hard to find Thank goodness for long distance borrowing agreements between libraries

  17. Victoria Law

    I liked this much better than the first in the series here, I got a sense of Singapore throughout the book.

  18. Alan Mills

    the senior partner in an international law firm located in Singapore is found beaten to death at his desk Access to the elevators requires a key card, and only the firm partners have such cards They are thus the obvious closed set of suspects from the beginning The victim has a new greedy wife, and an ex wife, both in the picture and possible suspects people the firm would desperately like to be guilty A political hot potato, as the murder of a wealthy ex pat makes Singapore look bad to other in [...]

  19. Tina

    Read ahead of the author event I m doing for work tonbay.qld sub It says on the cover that It s impossible not to warm to the portly, sweating, dishevelled, wheezing Inspector Singh a quote from The Guardian I m going to have to say that I managed the impossible I didn t really like him I found him annoying and obnoxious for most of the book Okay, toward the end I found I didn t mind him so much, but for the majority of it he just wasn t my cup of tea.I liked the Singapore setting I love visitin [...]

  20. Lynn

    Inspector Singh is at home in Singapore in the third entry in this series Partners at a law firm are called to an urgent Friday night meeting by one of the senior partners When the first two partners arrive at the office they discover there was no need to rush when they find Mark Thompson murdered in his office.There s suspects aplenty with an ex wife, a new trophy wife, and misbehaving lawyers in the picture Inspector Singh carries on the investigation with his customary casualness infuriating [...]

  21. Rosemary

    Inspector Singh is overweight, intuitive, confident, and the most successful solver of crimes murders on the police force in Singapore While this not the first of the series, it is a good place to begin The murder of a the senior partner in a large and highly successful law firm launches an investigation in which each partner is a suspect, because each has a terrible secret to protect Not only that, but there is a trophy wife who is a money grabbing witch, and an ex wife who is the jilted and an [...]

  22. Sarah Rayner

    This is the third book from the inspector Singh series in this one he is back in his own country investigating the murder of a solicitor It kept me guessing right to the end Another really good mystery with lots of twists along the way Good job I ve got number four ready to start in a few weeks

  23. Sheena Toyat

    The context plot were somewhat plausible, and Inspector Singh is a likeable protagonist Having said that, story is tedious, cultural references belaboured, and ending left me feeling very cheated misled Would not recommend to either locals or foreigners.Will not keep this book in my collection.

  24. Roshni

    A likeable and unique main character though the author overdoes the fat description a bit who navigates the complex government intrigue and lawyer speak to find the culprit

  25. Chris

    I really wanted to like this book I have enjoyed the previous two installments I felt that the characters were all only half way fleshed out I have liked that in the previous books she uses the local and culture to really give the books an exotic feel and to teach about the culture, but I was dispirited in this one as Singapore didn t really stand out Most of the characters are only half way fleshed out and stereotypes There are some bright spots There is a sympathetic sub plot about homosexual [...]

  26. Jules Jones

    Inspector Singh is back, but for a change his superiors aren t intent in temporarily ridding themselves of him by lending him to a neighbouring country s police force This time the high profile murder is a lot closer to home, in the Singapore offices of an international law firm The overweight, chain smoking policeman in white trainers may be a disgrace to the force, but he s also very good at his job Who better to lead the investigation into the brutal murder of the law firm s senior partner re [...]

  27. Karen

    For those reading the Inspector Singh Investigates series in order, THE SINGAPORE SCHOOL OF VILLAINY is the third book Given these are a series, is it necessary to read them in order Whilst there s always something gained when reading books in the order that the author wrote them, this is a case where I m not sure you need to be too obsessive about it Of course, from the start you ll get to know the good Inspector a little , but to be honest, there s not a lot of expansion of character going on [...]

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