If you like The Betrayal of the Blood Lily for its Indian setting, you’ll probably also like….
– Thalassa Ali’s A Singular Hostage, set in the 1830s;
– Valerie Fitzgerald’s Zemindar, also set during 1857;
– Katharine Gordon’s Peacock Quartet, if you can find it used (a sweeping saga set in late nineteenth century India that enthralled me when I was in my teens);
– Barbara Cleverly’s Joe Sandilands mysteries, set in 1920s India, starting with The Last Kashmiri Rose;
– Julia Gregson’s East of the Sun, also set in 1920s India;
– M.M. Kaye’s three part autobiography, chronicling her childhood in and return to India;
– the memoirs of the Maharini of Jaipur, A Princess Remembers;
What are your favorite India-set novels?
(For non-fiction on colonial India, you can find some of the books I used to research Blood Lily listed here.)