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Enemy of the Raj

Alec Marsh

5 Reviews

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Crime & mystery, Historical adventure

The second novel in the Dabble and Harris series - perfect for fans of action-packed, light-hearted historical fiction.

The second in the series of the Dabble and Harris thrillers! Set in the mid-twentieth century, this adventure series is perfect for fans of action-packed, historical fiction.

'A rollicking good read' IAN RANKIN

India, 1937. Intrepid reporter Sir Percival Harris is hunting tigers with his friend, Professor Ernest Drabble. Harris soon bags a man-eater - but later finds himself caught up in a hunt of a different kind...

Harris is due to interview the Maharaja of Bikaner, a friend to the Raj, for his London newspaper - and he and Drabble soon find themselves accompanied by a local journalist, Miss Heinz. But is the lady all she seems? And the Maharaja himself is proving elusive...

Meanwhile, the movement for Indian independence is becoming stronger, and Drabble and Harris witness some of the conflict first-hand. But even more drama comes on arrival at Bikaner when the friends find themselves confined to their quarters... and embroiled in an assassination plot!

Just who is the enemy in the Maharaja's palace? What is the connection to a mysterious man Drabble meets in Delhi? And what secret plans do the British colonial officers have up their sleeves?

Praise for Alec Marsh's Drabble and Harris thrillers...

'An immensely readable treat!'
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

'Told with humour and flair, Enemy of the Raj is a highly enjoyable, riveting read'
ABIR MUKHERJEE

'A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable diversion'
NEW STATESMAN on Enemy of the Raj

'Tremendous stuff! With the arrival of Alec Marsh's first Drabble and Harris thriller, John Buchan must be stirring uneasily in his grave'
STANLEY JOHNSON

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Praise for Enemy of the Raj

  • A rollicking good read - Ian Rankin

  • A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable diversion - New Statesman on Enemy of the Raj

  • Tremendous stuff! - Stanley Johnson

  • An immensely readable treat - Alexander McCall Smith

  • Told with humour and flair, Enemy of the Raj is a highly enjoyable, riveting read. - Abir Mukherjee

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Alec Marsh

Alec Marsh was born in Essex in 1975. He graduated from Newcastle University with a first class degree in history. Beginning his career on the Western Morning News in Cornwall, he went on to write for titles including the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Times and London Evening Standard. In 2008 he was named an editor of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. He is now the editor of Spear's Magazine, a title focused on luxury lifestyle. He is married and lives with his family in west London.

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