Not quite as good as previous tales of the series, but still a great read. Set in India at the beginning of the Raj and full of intrigue. Penelope is a new kind of heroine and the book is more directly sexual: Penelope actually commits and admits to adultery! yipes! As always, the clever humor and historical, this time, exotic, scene save the day!
I thought the book was great. I enjoyed learning about Indian History and found myself looking up a lot of the history of India in other sources, so I would better understand what was going on. Enjoyable mystery and read.