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Death at the Durbar : a Maharaja mystery

Author: Arjun Gaind
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"December, 1911. A vast tent city has sprung up outside the old walled enclave of Mughal Delhi, where the British are hosting a grand Durbar to celebrate the coronation of the new King, George V. Maharaja Sikander Singh of Rajpore is growing increasingly bored, cooling his heels at the Majestic Hotel as he awaits George V's arrival. Just as his frustration is about to peak, a pair of British officers shoulders in.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arjun Gaind
ISBN: 9781464209208 1464209200
OCLC Number: 1023114423
Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Arjun Raj Gaind.

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"December, 1911. A vast tent city has sprung up outside the old walled enclave of Mughal Delhi, where the British are hosting a grand Durbar to celebrate the coronation of the new King, George V. Maharaja Sikander Singh of Rajpore is growing increasingly bored, cooling his heels at the Majestic Hotel as he awaits George V's arrival. Just as his frustration is about to peak, a pair of British officers shoulders in. They insist that he accompany them to the British Encampment. Lord Hardinge, overruling several subordinates, tells Sikander that his services as a sleuth are needed by King and country. Sworn to secrecy, Sikander is ushered into George V's personal chambers. And there he finds the cause for his extraordinary summons--an exquisite nautch-girl, hanged until dead. Employing techniques he has learned from studying Eugene Vidocq and Sherlock Holmes, Sikander examines the scene and demonstrates the girl was not a suicide, but murdered"--

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