Brian Stoddart is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in over a dozen countries, and is a former president of La Trobe University in Australia. He has also been a higher education consultant across the world including for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the European Union. He is also broadcaster and columnist, blogger and commentator on a range of issues. A pioneer of sports studies he has presented to bodies like the International Olympic Committee and several international sports-related organisations. Brian Stoddart is also a cruise ship lecturer, photographer and keen mountain biker.
Adrian McKinty, Edgar Award and Ned Kelly Award winner: "Brian Stoddart's Le Fanu books are one of my favourite current series. Always superbly well researched & supremely witty these books capture colonial era India's (particularly Madras) glamour, mores, hypocrisy, racism & skullduggery with delightful aplomb. Highly recommended!"Ngaio Marsh Award judges, 2017: "Stoddart is a marvellous prose stylist with an impressive command of dialogue, in particular; he uses setting superbly, captures the political absurdities of the place and time, and subtly foreshadows the loss of a colonial grip in the region. First-class crime writing."