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Barbara Cleverly ô 3 downloadI found this a bit of a slogthe plot was drowned out by the research sort of
lost its compassshe has written better Another really nice mystery with tribal honour andits moral compassshe has written better Another really nice mystery with tribal honour and killings playing a big better Another really nice mystery with tribal honour and ritual killings playing a big in the storyI m enjoying this series I like the detailed setting the historical elements and the well drawn characters And Joe Sandilands is a very interesting protagonist which adds to my enjoyment Ms Cleverly has a way of transporting me back to the days and eras that Joe Sandilands treads through I would like to know how everyone is in a ear or two What will become of Lily I can see her taking over daddy s businessesWill James and Betty return to Scotland after the baby is born What of Sir George Will Grace continue offering aid or will she begin to long for home Another mystery in the British Raj this time in India s Northwest A murder in a British fort on the frontier of a local Pathan leader adds interesting history to a drawing room mystery only played out with tribal leaders revenge and a sparse peace I am enjoying the series along with the history involved I m continuing to enjoy this set of historical mysteries set in the 1920s in British India In this case a ยอดบุรุษพลิกคดี เล่ม 1 young American heiress is interested in seeing the real India not just going to balls and on hunts that are British than anything else So she wheedles her way into a party departing for a remote fort near the frontier with Afghanistan where Joe Sandilands just happens to also be visiting an old friend Much to his chagrin he s put in charge of her safetyBut it turns out she s not really the one in danger AND she s a bit than just a flighty rich girl She s a crack shot uite athletic and very intelligent Joe knows he ll have his hands full but finds himself also uite impressed with her insights when a senior member of a group of visiting Afghans is found dead the next morningAs usual for this series the first chapter relates an event fromears before it does play into the ultimate solution so a reader is wise to pay attention and keep it in mind Barbara Cleverly s Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands s third outing takes him to beyond Peshawar to a fort called Gor near the Khyber Pass It is 1922 and the garrison at Gor Khatri commanded by Sandilands s old friend James Lindsay finds itself having to play host to a number of important guests a high ranking bur. In the northwest frontier 1910 the screams of a wounded British officer abandoned at the bottom of a dark ravine are heard by a oung Scottish subaltern Ignoring the command to retreat to base the Highlander sets out alone with dagger in hand to rescue his fellow officer from the Pathan tribesman who is slowly torturing him to death But the bloody outcome of. Eaucrat in favour of pulling back from the North West Frontier and letting the fierce tribes of that region alone a senior Airforce officer eually hell bent on using air power to push further west senior Airforce officer eually hell bent on using air power to push further west ambitious and powerful businessman Then there are rather unusual visitors James s pregnant wife Betty Lily Coblenz the headstrong daughter Of An American Tycoon Who an American tycoon who be humoured because of his hold on weaponry and politics Lily Coblenz in India to get a taste of the exotic has found even Simla too boring and wants to see some adventure near the Khyber And finally Dr Grace Holbrook who has worked so many ears in the area that she is respected and trusted by all the tribes around So much so that the Amir has appointed her his personal physician and has sent an escort to fetch her from Gor KhatriBut when the leader of the Afghan escort troop is found dead poisoned on the stairs at Gor Khatri Joe Sandilands till then given the ignominious task
of keeping an eye on Lily swings into actionUnfortunately the actionkeeping an eye on Lily swings into actionUnfortunately the action really not Joe centric after all There s plenty of adventure many exotic locales not to mention eually exotic locals much horsemanship and tribesmen sneaking along through the ravines but comparatively little in the way of detective work What is there of sleuthing too is diluted a bit because a good bit of it is done not by Joe Sandilands but by Lily CoblenzI didn t much care for the first two Sandilands mysteries because they were so riddled with errors about India Both however did have a very solid mystery and the route to the denouement was intriguing The Damascened Blade sadly falls relatively flat when it comes to the untangling of the puzzle The mystery the death of the handsome With Baited Breath (Warhammer 40,000) young Zeman Khan is intriguing but it swiftly becomes a mere factor in politics of different types and at different levels and Cleverly returns to it only briefly near the end It s almost as if Sandilands Co forgot that their adventure still had a mystery at the heart of itTrue there are or seem to be since I m not well versed with Afghanistan fewer errors here than in the earlier books but still it s not one I m going to be re reading in a hurryPS Harem or haram does not mean sacred uite the opposite Forbidden is a rather apt meaning and that is the reason why it s used to refer to a man s women his wives daughters aunts cousins whatever they are fo. This rescue attempt is not what anybody could have predicted Over a dozenears later the backwash of this tragedy threatens to engulf Joe Sandilands On a welcome break from his policing duties Joe is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border However the fra. ,
Rbidden to a strange man Ms Cleverly please note The time is 1910 the place is India s North Western Frontier although strictly speaking under 21st century geography we d now call that the Pakistan Afghanistan border It s a wild and isolated place peopled by dangerous tribesmen who have traditions of honour that tribesmen who have traditions of honour that alien to western minds
a small group of military men from the Highlanders are attacked by Pathan tribesmen the order is given to out to leave the dead and bring out the wounded And if the wounded can t be rescued then don t leave them to the assault of their merciless attackers One man falls into a ravine and is left behind A oung soldier disobeys the order to retreat and heads back to help his comrade who is being tortured He kills the man s torturers and then does what he knows he must He puts the man out of his agony with a bullet to the head And thenwell then ou can sit back for another 280 pages of Barbara Cleverly s book The Damasc I m going to be honest this one was a rough one to get through I don t know what it was about this one as compared to the other ones but it just wasn t as enticing and I found myself having to reread whole paragraphs because I would get lost partway through In all honesty I think this one is a 25 star book but out of my love for The Palace Tiger I ve rated it a bit higher I m really hoping the rest of the series improves THE DAMASCENED BLADE EXBarbara Cleverly 3rdWhen a small group of military men from the Highlanders are attacked by Pathan tribesmen the order is given to
in series UK releaseOn a break from his policing duties Joe Sandilands is visiting his old armyseries UK releaseOn a break from his policing duties Joe Sandilands is visiting his old army James Lindsay commander of the British army s front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border An uneasy peace is in operation but into this situation is injected an ill assorted group of visitors to the fort Although it helps to have read the first two books in the series to understand Joe the other characters are interesting and well developed She conveys a very tangible sense of place and there are twists and turns that keep The Alcohol Experiment you going to the very end Set against a backdrop of English occupied India in 1892 this is an excellent mystery and one certain to be on my 2004 Top Ten list The Damascened Blade by Barbara Cleverly is the 3rd book of the Joe Sandilands mystery series set in 1922 Peshawar District North West Frontier Province of India Joe Sandilands former military officer is a Scotland Yard detective He Gile peace is soon broken resulting in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages and Joe and his companion are given seven days in which to identify arrest and execute the killer before the frontier erupts into war The deadly edge of the final days of the Raj sets the backdrop for this third engrossing novel in the popular Joe Sandilands series.