The Hachette Book of Indian Detective Fiction [Volume 1]

Tarun K. Saint

An elite squad detective from the future travels back in time to hunt down a time escapee.

Across the city of Tokyo, liquids are turning blue, and elsewhere a Tamil actress is kidnapped.

The gruesome murder of an adult industry star spirals into a web of deceit and leads to a bizarre revelation.

A journalist races against time to find the missing link between the deaths of a daily soap actress, a classical vocalist and a famous painter.

And more...

The first-ever anthology of its kind, The Hachette Book of Indian Detective Fiction compiles more than 30 compelling whodunits spread across two volumes. Hybrid, self-reflexive and experimental forms of writing that blur the boundaries between genres, with supernatural mysteries, serial murders and at times absurd crimes jostling for the attention of both amateur and professional detectives in these stories.

Red herrings simmered in blood gravy, served up with family feuds, ancient curses, long-haired lady sleuths and many other typical subcontinental chutneys provide a rare feast for the avid reader of crime fiction!

  • Classification : Historical Mysteries
  • Pub Date : FEB 5, 2024
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 416
  • Binding : HB
  • ISBN : 9789357312813
  • Price : INR 799

Tarun K. Saint

Tarun K. Saint is an independent scholar and writer born in Kenya, and has been living in India since 1972. His research interests include the literature of the Partition and science fiction. He is the author of Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction (2010), has edited Bruised Memories: Communal Violence and the Writer (2002), co-edited Translating Partition: Essays, Stories, Criticism (2001) with Ravi Kant and Looking Back: The 1947 Partition of India, 70 Years On (2017) in collaboration with Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta. He has also edited The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction [Volume 1 and 2].

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