The Prisoner in the Opal

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The Prisoner in the Opal
First edition (UK)
Author A. E. W. Mason
Language English
Series Inspector Hanaud
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Doubleday Doran (US)
Publication date
Media type Print
Preceded by The House of the Arrow
Followed by They Wouldn't Be Chessmen

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]

Plot Summary[edit]

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.