Murder in Seven Acts: Lalli Mysteries
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.
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