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The Bangalore Detectives Club

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781408715178

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 28th April 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘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.

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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

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A gorgeous debut mystery with a charming and fearless sleuth . . . spellbinding’ SUJATA MASSEY

‘Told with real warmth and wit. . . A perfect read for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Vaseem Khan’ ABIR MUKHERJEE

‘A cosy mystery that warmly illuminates a time and place not often examined in fiction’ VASEEM KHAN

‘A beautifully painted picture of a woman’s life in 1920s India’ M W CRAVEN

‘A delight’ CATRIONA MCPHERSON

‘The classic whodunnit with the added appeal of a female sleuth in Colonial India. . . fascinating’
RHYS BOWEN

‘Told with real warmth and wit. . . Nagendra has created an intricate and fiendish mystery… A perfect read for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Vaseem Khan’ – ABIR MUKHERJEE

‘Riveting. [Nagendra’s] use of colonial history is thoroughly fascinating, with devastating depictions of the airy condescension of the British. A fine start to a promising series’ BOOKLIST Starred Review

‘Harini Nagendra takes us to a wonderfully unfamiliar world in this delightful debut mystery. . .I couldn’t put it down’ VICTORIA THOMPSON

‘Absolutely charming . . . this one is a winner!’ CONNIE BERRY

‘An enjoyable trip back in time with a spunky young woman for company.’ R V RAMAN

‘Mouth-watering fashion and food set against simmering colonial intrigue in this delicious whodunit can be devoured in one sitting.’ SUMI HAHN

‘I loved The Bangalore Detectives Club . . . Kaveri especially is charming.’ OVIDIA YU

‘Nagendra makes her fiction debut with an exceptional series launch. . . rich, edifying, and authentic’ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

‘Deliciously exotic’ Sunday Post

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