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Title:
Blackstone and the tiger
Author:
Rustage, Alan.
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Edition:
First world edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Severn House, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
219 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: Sutton, Surrey : Severn House, 2003.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780727859334
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Book

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Summary

The first in the series of kidnappings was amateur, but the spectacular abduction of a young Indian crown prince from a London street forces Inspector Blackstone to accept that this is no ordinary gang he is dealing with. It becomes plain that it is not just the safety of one child that is at stake--it is the future of the British Empire!


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Booklist Review

It's August 1898. While most of India is ruled by Britain, the maharajah of Chandrapore is intent on keeping his throne. In London, Inspector Sam Blackstone is faced with a baffling series of kidnappings. The first victim was the daughter of a merchant banker who paid a high ransom for the return of his child. The next victim was the son of a wealthy manufacturer who declined to pay the ransom and received his son's head in a box. Then the maharajah of Chandrapore comes to London, bringing his son and heir with him. It soon becomes clear that the previous kidnappings have been mere warm-ups for the kidnappers' real goal: the maharajah's son, who is kidnapped from under Blackstone's nose. Vivid characters, a dazzling plot, authentic period details, and plenty of surprising twists make this latest effort by Rustage (aka Sally Spencer) an outstanding choice for historical mystery fans. --Emily Melton Copyright 2004 Booklist