This story is built around a murder with lots of suspects. The detective - Inspector Singh - is likeable, if somewhat 'different', and the story moves at a fast pace. The book is made up of short sections, each telling a small part of the story, and all of these sections tend to conclude with some suspenseful revelation or question, which, of course, makes the book a definite page-turner. I feel that the book is quite well-written, and it is obvious that the author is fully acquainted with the countries forming the background to the story, not only the geography but also traditions, customs and idiosyncrasies. This particular book was published in 2009, and, since then, Shamini Flint has published a further five books with Inspector Singh as the central character. Definitely worth a look.
Shamini Flint (en.wikipedia.org)