A Frightfully English Execution

A Frightfully English Execution

Shamini Flint / Jan 18, 2021

A Frightfully English Execution Inspector Singh is irate He s been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London a job for paper pushers not real cops as far as he is concerned And as if that isn t bad enoug

  • Title: A Frightfully English Execution
  • Author: Shamini Flint
  • ISBN: 9780349402727
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Inspector Singh is irate He s been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned.And as if that isn t bad enough, his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit previously unknown relatives But it isn t long before the cold case that lands on Singh s ample lapInspector Singh is irate He s been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned.And as if that isn t bad enough, his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit previously unknown relatives But it isn t long before the cold case that lands on Singh s ample lap turns into a hot potato and he has to outwit Scotland Yard, his wife and London s finest criminals to prevent frightful executions from occurring on his watch or indeed, from being added to their number.

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      • Shamini Flint

        Shamini Flint lives in Singapore with her husband and two children She began her career in law in Malaysia and also worked at an international law firm in Singapore She travelled extensively around Asia for her work, before resigning to be a stay at home mum, writer, part time lecturer and environmental activist, all in an effort to make up for her evil past as a corporate lawyer Shamini writes children s books with cultural and environmental themes including Jungle Blues and Turtle takes a Trip as well as the Sasha series of children s books She also writes crime fiction featuring the rotund Singaporean policeman, Inspector Singh Singh travels around Asia stumbling over corpses and sampling the food


    1. First Sentence: “We know what we’ve got to do, right, lads?”Inspector Singh may not be well liked by his superiors, but no one can deny his clear rate for murder cases. So why are they sending him to England where he’s to attend a conference on policing in London, and his wife is coming with him. There, he is supposed to investigate a cold case, but only in theory. Not one to be satisfied with that, Singh is on the trail of the actual killer and finds another similar case. Unfortunately, [...]

    2. What a change in a writer. Over the last few years I have read the 6 previous books in this series. Obviously I enjoyed them or I wouldnt have continueed.The first few books were not unduly serious or heavy going. The murders were treated with due reverence but overall the books seemed to more about the overweight, hen-pecked Inspector Singh and his stormy relationship with his wife. It was Singhs relationship with his superior and the latters attempts to get rid of him that seemed to be the rea [...]

    3. Having read all of the previous books in this series, Inspector Singh Investigates, when I saw this one, I decided without hesitation to get myself a copy.The plot of this story isn't all that new, or even interesting, a couple of themes covered include Islamic terrorism, money laundering, stalking, etc. At times, elements of this plot seem a little forced, and if it wasn't for the main character, Inspector Singh, then it's highly unlikely I would have found this book of any interest. What does [...]

    4. Inspector Singh's departure from his usual Asian adventures is an entertaining romp through the streets of modern London, brought about by his superiors sending him to a Commonwealth policing conference. When he's assigned the task of looking into how the British police could have better liaised with a minority community that closed ranks during an unsolved murder, Singh can't help but try to solve the murder himself. After he all, he's a murder detective, not a paper pusher.Shamini Flint is a d [...]

    5. Latest in the Inspector Singh series, the book tackles serious issues, but the characters contribute good humour, and there are lots of twists in the plot. This book is a change, in that Inspector Singh, accompanied by Mrs Singh, travels out of Asia, to investigate a murder in London. Very enjoyable.

    6. I can't recommend this book more highly. It was a long wait for a new Inspector Singh mystery but it was worth it. Funny, nuanced, deep at points. Read it! I can't wait to see where Inspector Singh's superiors send him and his squeeky clean sneakers next.

    7. Welcome BackYou have been missed Inspector Singh.I hope it won't be so long next time.This book has it all.A serious subject, a cracking who done it and a. Lot of humour.

    8. The seventh installment of the Inspector Singh Investigates series finds an irate Inspector Singh ordered to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London. His wife decides to tag along with Singh to shop for souvenirs and visit with previously unknown relatives -- two of his least favorite activities. At the conference, Singh is assigned a cold case for the purpose of identifying ways to improve community relations. However, the intrepid investigator does what he does best and tries to [...]

    9. I dunno. I liked Singh and his wife, and even the side characters were not bad at all. But as I leave this book, what lingers is the "oh, come ON!" feeling when we repeatedly learn that (view spoiler)[character X is connected to character Y is connected to Z is connected to A, including some of the cops on the case. (hide spoiler)]It's as if the first draft came in too long and everything had to be compressed, characters removed. Also didn't care for the (view spoiler)[trick ending with Hanif. ( [...]

    10. I love Inspector Singh so much. I’ve read all the books in the series and followed his antics through adventure after adventure without a moment’s hesitation. It’s impossible for me to think of anything I dislike about these books. The characters alone are unforgettable and lovable in their humanity and imperfections. The various viewpoints and strands of plot are never confusing or out of sync. I recommend these books to everyone and I can’t wait for the next in the series.

    11. Exciting endingThis story was slow at first, and I started to get bored. I kept up with it anyway and was rewarded with the great ending. I loved learning the different cultures and foods presented. I'm not sure whether I will go back to the first book in the "Inspector Sing Investigates:" series any time soon, but will keep it in mind when I'm looking for a new book to read.

    12. Would the cutting off of hands b3 called”exmanumation?” If so, Inspector Singh has uncovered a “pair” of such events, some dicey terrorists, and a a real estate agent whose money laundering is done with a wink and a nod from a sleazy barrister. Kidnapping, beheading, and London’s underground all play parts in this cleverly constructed mystery. Well done, Ms Flint!

    13. Of the 100+ books that I have read on , this book has the highest average rating. It is a good mystery novel - suspenseful story, likeable and quirky detective, interesting minor characters and an exciting ending. However I was never fully convinced about why a Singaporean detective was solving an English mystery in London, and that bothered me through the whole book. So while a very good read, for me personally, it is not my highest rated.

    14. I liked the London setting tho the terrorism plot line gave me a shiver. The inspector and his wife are characters you have met before but still fun.

    15. A detective story set in the UK, amidst the South Asian diaspora with all the challenges it faces, where Holmes is Inspector Singh of the Singapore police. What more do we need? Great book

    16. Inspector Singh is not quite sure why he has been chosen to attend the Commonwealth conference on policing in London, but he expects it to be a waste of time.On arrival he is dismayed to find he has been assigned to consider the role that community relations played in the investigation of an unsolved cold case five years old. This is particularly because the cold case is not being re-opened, but Singh and an assigned policewoman are only required to present a report on how investigators interact [...]

    17. I didn't read the blurb about the author before I started the book. Kept getting jolted by unusual details - e.g. a British officer describing a victim in feet and inches and pounds (British use stones and pounds) and a strange description of a porch - in Britain porches are to keep a person dry while opening the door - they aren't big areas to lounge around on.The old saying 'divided by a common language' sums this up. This was the first book I'd seen in the series but I'd like to read earlier [...]

    18. I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group for an advance copy of Inspector Singh Investigates: A Frightfully English Execution.Inspector Singh, best detective on the Singapore police force and bane of his commanding officer's life, is sent to London for a Commonwealth conference on policing in a multiracial, multi-cultural context. Singh quite rightly sees it as a punishment and his cup of joy overflows when Mrs Singh decides to join him. He is not in a good mood therefore whe [...]

    19. I've loved this series since its inception (A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder). Inspector Singh's boss hates him but can't fire him because Singh has the highest rates of solved crime in all of Singapore. Instead, Singh is sent out to as many conferences or loaned out to as many other police organizations as possible. I've willingly followed on all of his adventures because watching this grumpy man solve crimes is so much fun, and while I'm having fun Flint has acquainted me with several Southeas [...]

    20. I have now read all seven Inspector Singh books and thoroughly enjoyed each one. A Frightfully English Execution was as good as the rest. Shaming Flint seems always able to develop a fast pace contemporary plot into which she weaves Singh's unique character and style. She is an extremely good good crime writer.A Frightfully English Execution is set in London. Singh has been sent by the Inspector's Singapore nemasis Superintendent Chen to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in multicultu [...]

    21. Inspector Singh, a Singapore police officer, is sent to London to attend a Commonwealth task force conference much to his annoyance.Apparently it's a punishment for a "Diplomatic kerfuffle" he caused in China.And so begins an exciting story about home grown terrorist cells on juhad and a wife that wants to shop and meet Prince George.Great characters and a well written story, will be looking out for more in this entertaining series.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Little, [...]

    22. A fast, fun mystery with a good sense of humor. A Frightfully English Execution is the 7th book in the series, but I have been reading the series out of order since starting with A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul. A Frightfully English Execution does have references to previous cases and characters, but these references are not important to the central story line and I do not think it necessary to have read the previous works in the series to enjoy this one. All of the books in the series are pretty g [...]

    23. The plot gets curiouser and curiouser. Two murder cases that are five years apart — is there really a connection? A classic whodunit. If you love a good mystery, A Frightfully English Execution will satisfy your reading fix.Full review on Priscilla and her Books

    24. I love a good Inspector Singh novel. Overweight, always distracted by food, smoking, his wife, and ends up heading a multi-country, cultural sensitivity cold case which turns into the latest Jack the Ripper-like case involving mutilated women and a serial killer. Of course its written in the light-hearted way all of Singh's cases unfold. Can't wait to see where Inspector Singh heads next!

    25. In his 7th Investigation Inspector Singh did not disappoint - this story has everything: drama, humour, tension and affection - perhaps in future exploits he will be less derogatory about Mrs Singh :)

    26. I’ve read and loved all the Inspector Singh books, but this was a particularly enjoyable story because of Mrs. Singh. Usually she’s relegated to the sidelines. This time she’s a main character and it was neat to see more of her personality, whether her husband encourages her or not!

    27. As always in live with Inspector SinghAlways a great read, this time taking the Inspector and Mrs. Singh to London. These mysteries keep me reading late into the night. Once again Inspector Singh saves the day, but with help from his wife.

    28. My favourite in the series! This episode is particularly enjoyable due to the change of scene for Inspector Singh, the fast pace of the story and the fact that his wife has joined him for the London adventure.

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