[PDF] Singapore Sapphire BY A.M. Stuart
It was 1910 when Harriet Gordon escaped the tragedy of er past to Singapore Her brother Reverend Julian Edwards was master at the local school and Harriet did some unpaid work for St Thomas But needing funds saw Modern Viking her advertisingerself as a personal secretary and when she began typing the manuscript for Sir Oswald Newbold she The Spirit of Intimacy had no ideaer acuaintance with im would cause such dramatic changes in er lifeThe murder of Newbold was particularly vicious Harriet finding The Amory Wars, Volume 1 him was shocking But when Inspector Robert Curran arrived at the scenee was impressed at One Night with The Sheikh her calm demeanor As the investigation advanced the connection to rubies and other gems seemed widespread With a young man missing a body found in the nearby river and dark secrets finding their way to the surface Harriet and Curran were facing uncertainty and danger Who was the mastermind Would they find the killer beforee struck again Because it was certain Mismatch (Love Match, he would kill anyone inis path Singapore Sapphire is the 1st in the Harriet Gordon Mystery series by Aussie author AM Stuart aka Alison Stuart and I loved it Two of my favourite genres istorical fiction and mysteries combined to make an enticing fascinating look at Singapore when under colonial rule the daring of criminals in desire to be wealthy and the blanket of umidity which Keys to Tulsa hung over everyone leeching energy from one and all Harriet Gordon and Robert Curran were excellent characters I m really looking forward to book 2 in the series andave no Secret Africa hesitation in recommending Singapore Sapphire to all fans ofistorical mysteriesWith thanks to NetGalley and BerkleyPenguin Random House New York for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an Crush (Awkward, honest review This impeccably researchedistorical mystery is closer to thriller than it is to romance though the two lead characters are the widowed suffragette Harriet Gordon and Inspector Robert Curran who many of the British imperialists living in Singapore tsk over because they feel مهارت در بازی زندگی he s gone nativeSome readers might object to the very nature of the book depicting English people during theeight of the imperial period on the verge of its fall I thought Stuart did a superb job of walking that knife edge between depicting people of the time and yet not offering the unexamined prejudices of that period as admirable or nostalgicIt was a delight watching Gordon and Curran form a friendship and partnership each respecting the other s intelligence and skills I loved Harriet s brother the gentle The Dragon in the Clock Box headmasterpastor of a struggling English school Also a delight was the care Stuart took to give aller characters even the ones appearing for alf a page enough complexity to make me care for them or dread them in the case of certain ones Even the dead took on personalityStuart s vivid descriptions of the torrid climate and flora of the area also impressed me Altogether this book looks to be the start of a very promising seriesCopy provided by NetGalley Colonial Singapore and murder Great readingIt s the early 1900 s in Singapore So realistic I felt I was there Harriet Gordon widowed and made childless in one fell swoop in India due to Typhus went ome to England It was there she came in contact with the Suffragette Movement an organization that espoused those things she d not only envisioned but felt deeply That path ended badly and she joined The Nazi Revolution her brother in Colonial Singapore wheree is the Reverend and Headmaster of a prestigious boys school for expatsWanting to at least earn some sort of living any work she does for the school is unpaid Harriet takes out an advertisement to work as a private secretarySir Oswald Newbold is deciding to write Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy his memoirs and calls oner services Unfortunately when Hattie arrives she finds Sir Oswald dead with is throat cutInspector Robert Curran is uite taken with the sensibility of Harriet when e arrives at the crime scene Throughout Wylde Bears (Wylde Bears, his investigation Harriet is there in deducing things if not prior to the Inspector then not far behindAll trails point towards Burma Sir Oswald s explorations ruby mining and scraps of clues that include a defunct reference to the East India CompanyAs the story progresses we see the cultural divide between the colonialists and Singaporeans The author strikes just the right note as the various cultural interactCurran comes under the fire of gossip almost to the point of socialostracism becausee Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet has Singaporean mistress However ase s a sterling cricketer much is forgiven Curran tells Harriet Li An is important to me than social acceptance Curran would marry Arise her but Khoo Li An doesn t wantim to fly in the face of Archies Americana, Vol. 1 his compatriotsI wonder where this devoted relationship will go to in the futureIf future plots are as complex and delicious Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs fromer tragic past in an enthralling new The Book Thief historical mystery series set in early twentieth century Singapore Singapore 1910 Desperate for a fresh start and to distanceerself from Talk to Me her tragic past Harriet Gordon findserself in Singapore at the eight of colonial rule Hoping to gain some financial independe. .
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Harriet and any futher investigative undertakingsAn intriguing and throughly enjoyable read A Berkley Publication via NetGalley Set in colonial Singaporeand any futher investigative undertakingsAn intriguing and throughly enjoyable read A Berkley Publication via NetGalley Set in colonial Singapore Sapphire introduces us to the strong and unflinching Harriet Gordon who is trying to earn some money as a typist at a time when women are discouraged from education and properly paying jobs When er first client is found murdered she is drawn into the case along with the kind and intelligent Inspector Curran As bodies show up they realize this case is bigger than anyone initially thoughtI found the mystery to be uite fun There were plenty of shady characters and the story
once it got going unfolded with one interesting event after anotherit got going unfolded with one interesting event
AFTER ANOTHER ALSO LIKED THAT THEanother also liked that the in ere are portrayed as competent and kind In fact though this series is meant to focus on Harriet and she pokes around as much as she can as a civilian it is Inspector Curran who ends up solving the case and saving the dayI did find the pacing of this book to be uneven with the first uarter of it being uite slow and plodding I almost gave up thinking this was a little too dull for my taste It felt like the author was trying to introduce the characters and the setting and did so a little too leisurely But I m really glad I stuck it out because once I got past that part it picked up and became unceasingly entertainingPart of the reason this book attracted my attention is that I loved my visit to Singapore last year and it s always fun to read a story set in a place you ve been I found the author did an amazing job portraying the atmosphere of the place with the Mr. Malcolms List heat its oppressiveumidity that s particularly rough for newcomers the torrential rain storms and its interesting mix of people from many different backgrounds It was also fun to recognize places that we GURPS Conspiracy X had visited while we were thereThis is the first book in a new series and it s a solidly enjoyable start I m curious to read adventures with Harriet and Curran and I m definitely looking forward to the next book This is such an awesome story I do love a good mystery and this oneit the spot set in Singapore in 1910 MS Stuart took me back in time to murders and a gang smuggling gems and a story that I did not want to put down I am loving Harriet and Inspector Robert Curran and am truly thrilled that this book is the start of a seriesHarriet Gordon Just One Golden Kiss has decided to start afresh in Singapore wither brother Reverend Julian who runs a school Harriet The Tyranny of Guilt has been through a lot and is settling in in Singapore but she needs to find some work and takes on a job for Sir Oswald Newbold typing upis memoirs but when Phantom Encounters he isorribly murdered and she discovers the body the peace that Harriet was looking forward to is not going to Eat Your Way Through the USA happen as she gets involved with this murder and Inspector Robert Curran is enjoyingis position in the detective branch but with Newbold s murder and a second murder of a young man working in the My Dirty Janitor Book 4 hotel Curran realizes thatis witness Harriet is very good at seeing things and when Stories from Spain / Historias de España he uncovers things fromer past they form a friendship that keeps them working together to solve the murders but not before Harriet finds Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos herself in very real dangerThis is a story that you will not want to put down every time Iad to put is down Harriet and the characters were in my mind and I never stopped trying to work out the killer or killers it is so well written and so well researched that I truly felt I was back in Singapore in 1910 the characters are so alive and real the good and the bad ones I loved it from start to finish compelling gripping and fabulous if you love a good mystery then this is one I Broken Bear highly recommend Singapore Sapphire was a mild if not interestingistorical mystery Set in 1910 in one of three British colonies known as the Straights Settlements AM Stuart wrote an atmospheric sense of place The sweltering Enna Burning heat and cultural diversity under British rule offered a different kind of setting I felt a moderate amount of tension between the Brits Dutch and native residents as was to be expected Mrs Harriet Gordon and Inspector Robert Curran were an unusual alliance She was a widow living wither brother the Reverend Julian Edwards who was Hatter headmaster of a prep school Curranad gone native and was content with Paint the Wind his job when things ran smoothly At the beginning I don t think either of them expected much camar Initially the superlative vocab of the book made no mistake Comprised was not bundled with of The use of the phraseold the fort didn t include down There was the drawn match where named for was used instead of named after But the story itself was ill served about Wayne halfway through the book The promising easy and breezy. Nce she advertiseser services as a personal secretary It is unfortunate that she should discover The Perfect Resume her first client Sir Oswald Newbold explorer mine magnate and president of the exclusive Explorers and Geographers' Club dead with a knife inis throatWhen Inspector Robert Curran is put on the case The Centurion Code he realizes thate as an unusual witness in Harriet Harriet's keen eye for detail and strong sense of
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I Am Not Used To The Climax To Inam not used to the climax to kick in throughThat fault maybe lies with me but then I can only narrate what I Air Terisak Membelah Batu had undergone If a book made me seriously want to ditch it then I can t give it 5 stars can I But though the mystery element itself was not out of this world the world building was impeccable The Singapore of than a century ago was well lit and shot It was a fictive world that was well dolled up for our pleasureI rue the fact that I ve given the book 3 stars but it s going to stay that way What was needed was aook a selling point a twist
And there was little of that I do want to observe what is next for this talentedthere was little of that I do want to observe what is next for this talented That s it from me My favorite new mystery series Set in a uniue and compelling setting and filled with fascinating Canned historical research deft characterization and thrilling suspense readers will devour Singapore Sapphire One of the best books I ve read this year I can t wait to read Harriet s next adventure Short version An interesting setting likable characters and a plot involving greed and murder all combined to make a strong start to a newistorical mystery series It was superbly topped off by a stellar performance by the narrator The year is 1910 and Harriet Gordon a young English widow is trying to leave a traumatic past behind GIFTED--2005 POETRY COLLECTION her by joininger brother in Singapore where e serves as the Headmaster for a boy s school She does some clerical work for the school but as that is mostly unpaid work she as undertaken the side job of transcribing the memoirs for a retired explorer The murder of Lisa and David Today her employer kicks off this promising start to a new series I really really liked Harriet She s smart observant andas a strong inner core but she still moves believably through the time period in which she lives I also liked that the author chose to show that Harriet still feels fear and despairsometimes giving in momentarily to tearsrather than following the usual default position that thinks the only way to show strength in a female character is to make Clinton, Inc. her impervious to such emotions While the series bears only Harriet s name the second leading character is that of Inspector Robert Curran a fellow Englishman who is likely atome in Singapore s exotic environment than many of Dvorak Keyboard his fellow expatriates are comfortable with One of my pet peeves in stories dealing with amateur sleuths is that all to often the police are written as being incompetent Thankfully that is not the caseere Curran is a good man and a very good detective and I enjoyed the changing interplay between The Muslim Masquerade him and Harriet as they moved from skepticism about each other to a place of growing respect Harriet s brother Julian plays a smaller role in the story but I also really likedim and I loved is relationship with Harriet They made my eart How to Heal Your Body happy My only disappointment with the story is the romance There is one but it s not where I wanted it That s always the way with me it seems When I don t want a romance in a story the author seems intent to force one down my throat But when I do want one the author goes in another direction Oh well the romance was kept to a minimumere so it s a really small uibble and doesn t detract from the story s many other strong points Which brings me to the actual mystery plot The murder appens in the first chapter or rather the discovery of the dead body does so that there is no time wasted on maneuvering characters into position I found the mystery interesting and not too convoluted Although it wasn t too difficult to pinpoint the likely guilty person or persons it was still enjoyable to watch Harriet and Curran navigate the cluesand there were still enough unclear points to sustain interest And of course I ave to give proper kudos to the narrator for doing a great job She managed all the voices both male and female wonderfully Her line delivery was always spot on giving each line the appropriate amount of emotion needed to make it all believable I look forward to reading the second book when it comes out After losing Naughty Bedtime Stories (Naughty Bedtime Series Book 2) herusband and son in India Harriet Gordon works at a school in Singapore where Practical Prinkery her clergyman brother Julian serves aseadmaster She decides to offer stenography services to provide income She discovers The Problem of the Puer Aeternus (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 87) her client Oswald Newbold s murdered body Harriet s skills impress Inspector Curran A clue VOC which most people consider the old East India Company surfaces Inspector Curran and Harriet both know it must bear a different meaning As the investigation begins to focus on the victim s past multiple suspects emerge1910 Singapore offers an interesting setting I read an advance review copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for anonest review. Uty interests The Art of Not Breathing him as doeser distrust of the police and Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery her traumatic past which she is at pains to keep secret from the gossips of Singapore societyWhen a second body is dragged from the canal Harriet feels compelled toelp with the case She and Curran are soon drawn into a complex web of stolen gemstones and a mysterious gang of thieves who A Peoples Tragedy have no ualms about killing again to protect their secret.