Enemy of the Raj

Enemy of the Raj

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 17/09/2020
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Synopsis

'A rollicking good read' IAN RANKIN
'Employs a turbulent 1930s India as the canvas for a nefarious assassination plot complete with tiger hunts and shady maharajahs. A rollicking Raj-era mystery' VASEEM KHANThe second in the series of the Dabble and Harris thrillers! Set in the mid-twentieth century, this adventure series is perfect for fans of action-packed, historical fiction.
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India, 1937. Intrepid reporter Sir Percival Harris is hunting tigers with his friend, Professor Ernest Drabble. Harris soon bags a man-eater - but later finds himself caught up in a hunt of a different kind...

Harris is due to interview the Maharaja of Bikaner, a friend to the Raj, for his London newspaper - and he and Drabble soon find themselves accompanied by a local journalist, Miss Heinz. But is the lady all she seems? And the Maharaja himself is proving elusive...

Meanwhile, the movement for Indian independence is becoming stronger, and Drabble and Harris witness some of the conflict first-hand. But even more drama comes on arrival at Bikaner when the friends find themselves confined to their quarters... and embroiled in an assassination plot!

Just who is the enemy in the Maharaja's palace? What is the connection to a mysterious man Drabble meets in Delhi? And what secret plans do the British colonial officers have up their sleeves?
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Praise for Alec Marsh's Drabble and Harris thrillers:
'An immensely readable treat!'
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

'Told with humour and flair, Enemy of the Raj is a highly enjoyable, riveting read'
ABIR MUKHERJEE

'A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable diversion'
NEW STATESMAN on Enemy of the Raj

'Tremendous stuff! With the arrival of Alec Marsh's first Drabble and Harris thriller, John Buchan must be stirring uneasily in his grave'
STANLEY JOHNSON

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781786158048
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 24 mm

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Enemy of the Raj
A perfection blend of fictional characters and historical legends
I absolutely adored the first outing for Drabble and Harris in Rule Britannia, so there was no doubt that I wanted to be along when they resurfaced a secon... READ MORE
Susan Hampson