A VERY PUKKA MURDER: The First Maharajah Mystery.
Edition: First US printing.
Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1909 in "the tiny princely state of Rajpore, Indian comic book writer Gaind's first novel is both a satisfying locked-room mystery and a keenly observed comedy of manners." (PW). The first book in a planned trilogy, this presents a scathing portrait of British Raj - with its appalling racism and indolence - while still letting the legacy of Sikander's ancestors represent India's glorious past. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1464206436.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)