The Prisoner in the Opal

The Prisoner in the Opal is a 1928 British detective novel by A.E.W. Mason. It was the third story in the Inspector Hanaud series of novels.[1]

The Prisoner in the Opal
First edition (UK)
AuthorA. E. W. Mason
SeriesInspector Hanaud
GenreDetective fiction
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (UK)
Doubleday Doran (US)
Publication date
Media typePrint
Preceded byThe House of the Arrow 
Followed byThey Wouldn't Be Chessmen 

Plot summary

Inspector Hanaud of the Paris Sûreté investigates a crime with the assistance of his friend, Mr Ricardo.


  1. Bargainnier p.38


  • Bargainnier, Earl F. Twelve Englishmen of mystery. Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1984.

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