Murder in Seven Acts: Lalli Mysteries

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Author: Kalpana Swaminathan

9789389231618 | PB | pp. 224 | 2019 | Speaking Tiger

Murder in Seven Acts: Lalli Mysteries by Kalpana Swaminathan is a collection of stories featuring Lalli, a sixty year old woman, who solves tough cases.

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This is a gripping collection of stories in which Lalli–sixty, silver-haired and tough as nails–solves some of the strangest cases of her career.

A face keeps reappearing in unlikely places, until a crime of jealousy committed long ago is revealed. Letters from a dead woman hint at a murder that may or may not have happened. A hate-fuelled book-burning claims a life in horrific fashion; and a serial killer turns up in the studio of a famous fashion designer. A suicide in a Mumbai suburb turns out to be something far more sinister; and a harmless desk ornament becomes a clue to a crime most artistically executed.

Finally, for connoisseurs of crime fiction, the curtains come down with a story about lost love and a subtle, surprising revenge.

Additional information

Author:

Kalpana Swaminathan

ISBN:

9789389231618

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

224

Year of Publication:

2019

Publisher:

Speaking Tiger

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author lives in Mumbai. Since Cryptic Death (1997), Lalli has appeared in seven novels, the most recent being Murder in Seven Acts (2018). Kalpana’s other novels areAmbrosia for Afters, Bougainvillea House and Venus Crossing, which won the Crossword Fiction Award in 2009. She writes with Ishrat Syed as Kalpish Ratna. Their most recent work of non-fiction is A Crown of Thorns—The Coronavirus & Us (September 2020).

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