by Harini Nagendra - £9.99 Little, Brown Book Group (2022)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781408715185 | ISBN 10: 140871518x
‘The first in an effervescent new mystery series... a treat for historical mystery lovers looking for a new series to savor (or devour)’ NEW YORK TIMES
Murder and mayhem... monsoon season is coming.
Solving crimes isn’t easy.
Add a jealous mother-in-law and having to wear a flowing sari into the mix, and you’ve got a problem.
When clever, headstrong Kaveri moves to Bangalore to marry doctor Ramu, she’s resigned herself to a quiet life.
But that all changes the night of the party at the Century Club, where she escapes to the garden for some peace – and instead spots an uninvited guest in the shadows. Half an hour later, the party turns into a murder scene.
When a vulnerable woman is connected to the crime, Kaveri becomes determined to save her and launches a private investigation to find the killer, tracing his steps from an illustrious brothel to an Englishman’s mansion. She soon finds that sleuthing in a sari isn’t as hard as it seems when you have a talent for maths, a head for logic and a doctor for a husband.
And she’s going to need them all as the case leads her deeper into a hotbed of danger, sedition and intrigue in Bangalore’s darkest alleyways...
BOOK ONE IN THE BANGALORE DETECTIVES CLUB SERIES
INCLUDES A BONUS CHAPTER OF DELICIOUS INDIAN RECIPES
(Price & availability last checked: May 2022)
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