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Death at the Dunbar / Arjun Raj Gaind

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Death at the Dunbar / Arjun Raj Gaind
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Death at the Dunbar / Arjun Raj Gaind
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eng
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"December, 1911. All of India is in a tizzy. 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. From across India, all the Maharajas and Nawabs have gathered at the Viceroy of India's command to pay homage and swear loyalty to the King Emperor, the first monarch of England to travel out to India personally. 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. Irked, but his curiosity piqued, Sikander agrees. To his surprise, they take him to the King Emperor's quarters where Sikander's old school friend, Malik Umar Hayat Khan, the Durbar herald, awaits. Malik Umar is serving Lord Hardinge, the Viceroy and the highest-ranked Englishman in the country. 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. Her death at the very heart of the encampment could ruin the enormously costly celebration and spark deep political repercussions in India and in England. Under this pressure, the Viceroy hands Sikander both the case to solve and a ticking clock - he must complete his investigation before George V arrives. And under the surveillance of one Captain Campbell of an elite British regiment. The list of suspects and motives is too large, the number of hours for the task too few. But he gave his word and so the Maharaja must put his skills to work. In the end, Sikander wishes he had not"--Amazon.com
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YDX
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Gaind, Arjun
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Maharaja mystery
Series volume
Book 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • Great Britain
  • Young women
  • India
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Death at the Dunbar / Arjun Raj Gaind
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1096287055
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781492699835
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1096287055
Label
Death at the Dunbar / Arjun Raj Gaind
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1096287055
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781492699835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096287055

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