Death in Kashmir Viral Kindle Years ago I fell in love with M M Kaye s writing having read her epic tomes The Far Pavilions Shadow of the Moon and Trade Wind I felt there couldn t be anything
Death in Kashmir Viral Kindle Years ago I fell in love with M.M. Kaye’s writing, having read her epic tomes The Far Pavilions, Shadow of the Moon and Trade Wind. I felt there couldn’t be anything more exotic and exciting then ‘traveling’ with her to these faraway places and dreaming of the day when I would certainly experience such adventures myself. Unfortunately, those dreams never came to fruition, but I am thankful that I can continue to enjoy such journeys second-hand.Death in Kashmir is one of six mysteries in Kaye’s “Death in…” series. Much shorter than the aforementioned books, this one offers you a taste of what you would have to look forward to if you decided to immerse yourself in one of her grander tales. Taking place just before the end of British rule in India, the setting is sumptuous, ranging from the snowy ski slopes of Gulmarg in Kashmir, to the dining rooms and ballrooms of Peshawar, and on to the lakeshores near Srinagar. Beneath the shadow of Apharwat Peak, Sarah Parrish is enjoying her holiday respite from the heat of the Indian plains until tragedy strikes the party of skiers. A sinister feeling grabs hold of Sarah and won’t let go. She becomes entangled in a dangerous quest to unravel a mystery that I for one could not quite unveil until the very end. I loved the aura of danger and the very descriptive passages that so wonderfully illustrated the surroundings as well as Sarah’s increasing fear."Somewhere out in the darkness beyond the Club grounds a jackal howled eerily, and as other jackals took up the cry and blended it into a yelling, shrilling chorus as of souls in torment, Sarah shivered, and a sudden horror swept over her. A horror of the enormous, sun-baked land around her and the barren Khyber hills that lay just beyond Peshawar, menacing and mysterious in the starlight. Beyond those hills lay Afghanistan and the fierce and lawless tribes, while away and away to the north-east stretched the long line of the Himalayas, with somewhere among them the snow slopes of Khilanmarg."This is a classic whodunnit, with a touch of romance, a respectable heroine, and a satisfying ending. Everything is tied up nicely, for those that appreciate having all your questions answered. The winning elements for me were the gorgeous scenery as well as the suspenseful and menacing atmosphere. I recommend this one for those that enjoy lighter, yet intriguing mysteries that leave off from shocking the reader with the gorier details.. Written by celebrated author M M Kaye, Death in Kashmir is a wonderfully evocative mystery When young Sarah Parrish takes a skiing vacation to Gulmarg, a resort nestled in the mountains above the fabled Vale of Kashmir, she anticipates an entertaining but uneventful stay But when she discovers that the deaths of two in her party are the result of foul play, she findsWritten by celebrated author M M Kaye, Death in Kashmir is a wonderfully evocative mystery When young Sarah Parrish takes a skiing vacation to Gulmarg, a resort nestled in the mountains above the fabled Vale of Kashmir, she anticipates an entertaining but uneventful stay But when she discovers that the deaths of two in her party are the result of foul play, she finds herself entrusted with a mission of unforeseen importance And when she leaves the ski slopes for the Waterwitch, a private houseboat on the placid shores of the Dal Lake near Srinagar, she discovers to her horror that the killer will stop at nothing to prevent Sarah from piecing the puzzle together.. The best Kindle Death in Kashmir This was a fun, old-fashioned whodunnit, complete with exotic location, intrepid heroine and steely-eyed hero. And now I really want to visit Kashmir.Gulmarg ski resortThey fanned out on the crest of Slalom Hill and each took their own line, swooping down over the crisp shimmering surface like a flight of swallows, dipping, swaying, turning in a swish of flung crystals, and leaving behind them clear curving tracks on the sparkling snow.Dal LakeAs the heart-shaped paddles rose and fell in unison, the boat glided under old, old bridges and by temples whose glittering roofs were discovered on closer examination to be plated not with silver, but with pieces of kerosene tins. Brilliant blue kingfishers flashed and darted above the quiet reaches of the stream, and innumerable bulbuls twittered among the willows....as long as there are no murderers there. But handsome British spies - of course, absolutely!This is one of M.M. Kaye's better mysteries, set in the waning days of the British Raj in northern India in the late 1940s. Feisty main character, Sarah Parrish, goes on a ski vacation with fellow British expatriates and finds herself embroiled in dangerous schemes way over her head. The mystery is a good one: the mastermind criminal is well-drawn and well-hidden (I didn't guess who it was), and the clues and pieces are tied together at the end in a satisfying way.Death in Kashmir is a light mystery novel, not terribly deep, but good fun, and there's a great sense of place, with wonderful descriptions of the people and places in Kashmir. Kaye actually lived in Kashmir in the early 1940s - she met her future husband there - and it shows in the affectionate details of the story.This was my last of M.M. Kaye's six romantic suspense novels, and a very good one to end on. It reminded me quite strongly of Mary Stewart's novels, which is the highest praise I can pass out to a book in this genre. Highly recommended to those who like these types of classic mysteries!