The Maharani’s Pearls

Living with her family in India, young Bess Crawford’s curiosity about this exotic country sometimes leads her into trouble.

One day she slips away from the cantonment to visit the famous seer in a nearby village. Before this woman can finish telling her fortune, Bess is summoned back for an afternoon tea with the Maharani, a close friend of her parents’. The seer’s last words are a warning about forthcoming danger that Bess takes as the usual patter. But this visit by the Maharani has ominous overtones that mark it as more than a social call. Her husband has political enemies, and she has come to ask Bess’s father, Major Crawford, for help.

As the Maharani is leaving, Bess notices that there is something amiss with the royal entourage. Major Crawford must set out after them—but will he be in time?

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Other books by Charles Todd

The Maharani's Pearl An Unwilling Accomplice A Question of Honor The Walnut Tree Proof of Guilt An Unmarked Grave The Confession A Bitter Truth A Lonely Death An Impartial Witness The Red Door Duty to the Dead A Matter of Justice A Pale Horse A False Mirror A Long Shadow A Cold Treachery The Murder Stone A Fearsome Doubt Watchers of Time Legacy of the Dead Search the Dark Wings of Fire A Test of Wills