Notes: An early 20th century collection of police procedural stories told from the point of view of Krishna, an Indian police officer based on a real officer of the same name. Many of the stories involve a fictional bandit (or dacoit).
Edmund C. Cox was a British police officer for thirty-five years in India. He wrote several collections of crime fiction based on his experiences in India. This is the first narrated by an Indian character.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy with a fair dust jacket, missing a large piece from the front cover, affecting most of the title. The verso of the jacket has been strengthened in a few places with Japanese tissue. Scarce in any kind of jacket.
Publication: London: Constable & Company, 1912.
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