Date Published | September 15, 2015
Date Read | June 2021
Goodreads Rating | 5
Overall | It’s official – I love Indian mysteries. And yes, I love Indian food too so I’m already enamored with the entire culture and country. My favorite indian mystery series is Tarquin Hall but this is a close second for a start to a new series.
Pros | It’s a clever mystery that helps you get immersed in the culture of India right away
Cons | It does have some graphic violence and unfortunately, animal abuse in it but I think that was to show how life is in India everyday which makes me immensely sad. I wish there were no dogs or cats in the entire country since they do not have the laws necessary to protect them nor the culture required to enforce valuing the lives of dogs and cats like they do cows.
Warnings | Animal abuse is in the book to showcase what life is like in India
POV | Third Person POV Past Tense
Will I Be Continuing With The Series | Yes
Description | On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries.
The first is the case of a drowned boy whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant.
As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high-rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra begins to suspect that there may be a great deal more to both his last case and his new ward than he thought.
And he soon learns that when the going gets tough, a determined elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs….