The Eighth Guest And Other Stories by Madhulika Liddle. It is the year 1656. The maverick Mughal nobleman, Muzaffar Jang - that rare creature in Shahjahan's Dilli, an aristocrat with friends in low places - is recovering from injuries sustained during his recent adventures. Muzaffar's bruised shoulder has yet to heal when he finds himself catapulted into a series of mysteries. Pitting his wits against treacherous noblemen and scheming traders, greedy villagers and lovelorn men - and women, Muzaffar on his detective spree, might just meet his match..