Shadow Play: Kain Songket Mysteries

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Shadow Play is the first in the series of “Kain Songket Mysteries” set in the northern state of Kelantan, Malaysia, during the 1970s. The series features an amateur female sleuth in the vein of "No.1 Ladies Detective Agency". Mak Cik Maryam, a smart and take-charge silk trader discovers a murder in her own backyard, shattering the bucolic village world she thought surrounded her, and she steps up to solve the crime.

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Barbara Ismail spent several years in Kelantan in the 1970s and '80s, living in Kampong Dusun and Pengkalan Cepa, studying Wayang Siam and the Kelantanese dialect. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Shadow Play is the first in Barbara Ismail's series of "Kain Songket Mysteries" based in Kelantan.

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