A Straits Settlement: A Superintendent Le Fanu Mystery by Brian StoddartA Straits Settlement: A Superintendent Le Fanu Mystery by Brian Stoddart

A Straits Settlement: A Superintendent Le Fanu Mystery

byBrian Stoddart

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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In the third installment 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, the 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.

Brian Stoddart is a writer, broadcaster,commentator and blogger of New Zealand descent, based in Australia and working around the globe. He works as an international higher education consultant and has worked on programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Syria and Jordan as well as in the UK and USA. This work follows a successful career as univer...
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Title:A Straits Settlement: A Superintendent Le Fanu MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.63 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Crime Wave PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:988145848X

ISBN - 13:9789881458483

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"Brian Stoddart's writing is excellent." - Crime Pieces. "Stoddart has created a character with huge potential for development, both as a person and as a witness to momentous historical events." - Crime Fiction Lover. "The author, who set himself the difficult task of capturing the Madras of the 1920s, has excelled himself." - The Hindu.