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A Straits Settlement

Written by Brian Stoddart — It is the summer of 1923, and Madras is so hot that even the locals are finding it hard going. Many of the British civil servants, who still run India, are suffering torments inside their formal suits and starched collars….
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News

Dangerous Cargo, and more

On the Radar — As ever, a great mix of crime fiction for readers of all tastes is to be found in our weekly new books column, starting off with the latest from Pauline Rowson… Dangerous Cargo by Pauline Rowson After a successful series of…
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The Pallampur Predicament

Written by Brian Stoddart — Christian Le Fanu is a Superintendent with the Madras Police. Unlike many other junior army officers, he survived World War I, and in particular the savage battle against the Turks at Shaiba in 1915. There, Le Fanu commanded Indian soldiers…
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Features

Interview: Brian Stoddart

Professor Brian Stoddart is a distinguished Australian academic who has been Vice Chancellor of Latrobe University, Victoria, and is a widely respected non-fiction author. He’s especially interested in the role of sport – and, in particular, cricket – in Australian culture. Now, he has turned…
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Book Club

A Madras Miasma

Set in the eponymous Indian city just after World War I, the green shoots of India’s desire for independence are pushing through. Superintendent Christian Le Fanu is in self-imposed exile from England, and is summoned to investigate when the body of a white woman is…
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A Madras Miasma

Written by Brian Stoddart — The setting is 1920, in the teeming city of Madras (present day Chennai) on the south eastern coast of India. Superintendent Christian Le Fanu of the Indian Police Service has been called to the banks of a filthy city canal…
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News

DCI Banks in Abattoir Blues, and more...

On the Radar — Yes, fans of Peter Robinson can rejoice as the 22nd Banks novel hits the presses, but that’s not all. We’ve got nine other new titles for you to contemplate this week including something set in 16th century Italy as well as…
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