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The Deceivers

(1952)
(The first book in the Indian Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
When William Savage brings his new bride back to Madhya, the Indian town that he governs for the Honourable East India Company, his greatest fear is his ability to satisfy his young wife and live up to her father's expectations. But on their first night in Madhya, William witnesses a terrible mass murder, which will lead him into the darkest depths of human nature. Finding the murderers is now his highest priority, but without the support of his superiors, there is little officially that he can do. William must choose whether to safeguard his career or to defy orders, and find the murderers at any cost. But this is bigger than he at first suspected. If he wants to find justice, he must first go amongst the murderers, and become one of them.

First published 1952, The Deceivers, whilst a work of fiction, draws inspiration from a real murderous cult, the 'Thuggees', who stalked the roads of India for hundreds of years, murdering millions of people, until they were uncovered and finally stopped in the 1830s.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for John Masters's The Deceivers

Hardback Editions

March 1980 : UK Hardback

Title: The Deceivers (Ulverscroft large print series)
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7089-0433-5 / 978-0-7089-0433-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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December 1952 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7181-0096-4 / 978-0-7181-0096-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deceivers (Story Tellers)
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-285-64260-X / 978-0-285-64260-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7221-5873-4 / 978-0-7221-5873-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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September 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-7474-0347-3 / 978-0-7474-0347-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-88184-419-5 / 978-0-88184-419-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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February 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-552-09142-1 / 978-0-552-09142-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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March 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0-345-21590-7 / 978-0-345-21590-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 1995 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Deceivers, The: Unabridged
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 1-86042-097-4 / 978-1-86042-097-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Deceivers
Author(s): John Masters
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Deceivers (Indian Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): John Masters
Publisher: Souvenir Press
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