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Passage from Nuala

(The sixth book in the Inspector De Silva Mysteries series)
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Inspector de Silva and Jane embark on a cruise to Egypt to visit the pyramids, excited at the prospect of two weeks of sun, sea and relaxation. With Nuala, and de Silva's duties as a police officer, far behind them, what can possibly spoil their plans? Then a writer is found dead in his cabin, suffocated by newspaper thrust down his throat. Once again, de Silva must swing into action.
The Inspector de Silva Mysteries is a colourful and absorbing series, spiced with humour. Set in Ceylon in the 1930s, it will appeal to fans of traditional and cozy mysteries.

What readers say about this series:

Pure Enjoyment
"Pure enjoyment to read the unfolding of mysteries with happy outcomes set in exotic Ceylon. The good-hearted Shanti is assisted by his capable wife Jane. Together they bring harmony and humour to East meets West. As refreshing as a cup of light Ceylon tea!" Annmarie Wharton

A Breath of Fresh Air
"What a delightful change of pace. I really liked the characters and the location. It took place during a gentler time without all the cruelty and violence that defines far too much of the books we see being published now. There is more than enough violence surrounding us today without having our escape to the land of books filled with it." Puzzler

Wonderful reads.
"I have now read the first two books in this series and have enjoyed them immensely. They are easy to read, and yet plot-wise, keep you captivated until the end. The 1930s Ceylonese setting, and its characters are a delight. Highly recommended." DRG

"A delightful read - can't wait to devour the next one!" JJ McKay

Must read police procedural set in pre-war Sri Lanka/Ceylon
"I started reading this series after a quick trip to Sri Lanka. Now I am hooked and read them as fast as they come out. Even if you have never been to Sri Lanka these books evoke an interesting period in history and the low-tech state of forensics in the 1930's. The clash of cultures is interesting as well. I can't say enough good things about this series." S.Smith

Layers upon Layers
"I don't remember how, exactly, I came upon the Nuala books, but just an hour ago I finished a binge read of all four of them. I love a well-written mystery, and these don't disappoint with their frequent literary allusions, interesting characters, and realistic sets of interpersonal challenges and conflicts... . There's always a new thread to be pulled, and all kinds of insights and events result from each pulling. These are absorbing stories, and I hope there will be more of them." Julie M. Drew

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Passage from Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries)
Author(s): Harriet Steel
ISBN: 0-9956934-5-5 / 978-0-9956934-5-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Stane Street Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Passage from Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 6)
Author(s): Harriet Steel
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU