"The Damascened Blade...has won the Crime Writers' Associtaion Ellis Historical Dagger for 2004" -- Bookseller (The)
... surpasses the work of Agatha Christie... This marvellous historical delivers on the promise of the first two mysteries. -- Publishers Weekly June 2004
American heiresses, handsome Afghan tribesmen - they are all here in spades. A great blood and guts blockbuster. -- Guardian
Solidly plotted...with lots of energy and all period accoutrements up to scratch and true to the Raj. -- Literary Review, Philip Oakes.
On a welcome break from his policing duties, Joe Sandilands is visiting his old army friend, James Lindsay, commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. An uneasy peace is in operation, but into this situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors to the fort.
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From the Publisher
This book, the third in the series, has won the prestigious ELLIS PETERS AWARD for the best historical novel of 2004. The author was presented with the winner's dagger at the Crime Writers Association end of year lunch.
From the Author
The Damascened Blade won the prestigious Ellis Peters Dagger awarded to the best historical crime novel of 2004.
About the Author
Barbara Cleverly has spent her working life in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk; she now lives in Cambridge. She has one son and five step-children. Her fourth Joe Sandilands novel, The Palace Tiger, is to be published by Constable in 2004.