In the third instalment of the Le Fanu Mystery series, the intrepid superintendent is promoted to Inspector-General of Police in 1920s Madras, which proves to be more boring than he had envisaged. Instead of pushing papers across his desk, Le Fanu focuses on the disappearance of a senior Indian Civil Service officer and an apparently unrelated murder. As the two incidents intertwine, the world weary detective is drawn into the worlds of indentured labor recruitment and antiquities theft.. But as bureaucratic politics make his position vulnerable, his superiors send the intrepid policeman across the Bay of Bengal to pursue the cases in the Straits Settlements. Le Fanu immediately becomes embroiled in the activities of secret societies and the British colonial intelligence services. The appearance of a mysterious Chinese woman renders his professional life uncertain as he wonders anew about the British imperial future.

Author

Brian Stoddart

Professor Brian Stoddart is an international consultant who works mainly on higher education reform in Asia and the Middle East, and is currently Distinguished Fellow of the Australia India Institute based at the University of Melbourne.    He trained as a South Asianist then also became an international authority on sport and culture.  His academic career was spent in Australia, Malaysia, Canada and Barbados, and he finished his formal career with a term as Vice-Chancellor and President at La Trobe University in Australia.  In addition to his formal work he is a regular contributor to regular and new media as a columnist and commentator.

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Books:

Series: Le Fanu

Book Number:
4
2018
Book Number:
3
2016
Book Number:
2
2014
Book Number:
1
Review A Greater God, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 22, 2019
Review Review - A Straits Settlement, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Blog #amreading A Straits Settlement, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Review Review - THE PALLAMPUR PREDICAMENT - Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Pallampur Predicament, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 16, 2015
Review Review - A MADRAS MIASMA - Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - A Madras Miasma, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
ISBN
978-9881458483
Year of Publication
Publisher
Series
Book Number (in series)
3
Location
Review Review - A Straits Settlement, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Blog #amreading A Straits Settlement, Brian Stoddart
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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