Death to the Landlords by Ellis Peters

Death to the Landlords by Ellis Peters

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While on vacation in India, Dominic Felse investigates the violent deaths of two landowners

Landlords are never popular, and there is little mourning when the greedy, ruthless Mahendralal Bakhle is blown up on his boat on the beautiful Periyar Lake. Suspicion falls on the boat-boy who died with him, but Dominic Felse, one of a party of young tourists visiting the landlord’s game reserve, is not convinced of the boy’s guilt. And when the party moves on to the next destination, the terror pursues all the way to the southernmost tip of India.

The police blame local terrorists targeting wealthy landlords, but what would that have to do with a group of innocent travelers? To get to the bottom of this trail of violence, Dominic Felse must unravel a deadly Indian rope trick of hatred and murder.

Death to the Landlords is the 11th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.


“A beguiling writer.” —Daily Telegraph

“A cult figure of crime fiction.” —Financial Times

“Charm is not usual in murder mysteries, but Ellis Peters’ stories are full of it.” —Mail on Sunday

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