The Bangalore Detectives Club / Harini Nagendra.
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- ISBN: 1639361596
- ISBN: 9781639361595
- Physical Description: 287 pages : map ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2022.
"When clever, headstrong Kaveri moves to Bangalore to marry handsome young 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 quiet--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 mathematics, 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."--Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
*Starred Review* Set in colonial India in 1921, this debut mystery, the first in a projected series, makes full use of the oppressive British rule of the time, matched by the oppressive treatment of women, to highlight the ingenuity and bravery of a young woman determined to solve a murder. Kaveri is 19, recently married to a doctor, well-off but unhappy under the expectation that her life should be confined to childbearing and cooking. The murder of a beautiful woman at the Century Club (the historic venue that, since 1917, has been the province of prominent Indians), on a night that Kaveri and her husband attended a sumptuous dinner there, galvanizes her into investigative action. Kaveri, who loves mathematics and biology, uses her intelligence, charm, knowledge of the new science of fingerprints, and (often) luck in finding clues to pursue the case, aided by her husband's admiration and his contacts within the police. Nagendra's evocation of setting is riveting, and her use of colonial history is thoroughly fascinating, with devastating depictions of the airy condescension of the British. While McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is an obvious parallel, Nagendra's novel also suggests the Nancy Drew mysteries, in which the intrepid, 18-year-old Nancy is helped by her attorney father. A fine start to a promising series. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
Harini Nagendra is a Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India, and the author of Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future. She received a 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar Award and a 2007 Cozzarelli Prize with Elinor Ostrom from the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences for research on sustainability. The Bangalore Detectives Club, the first book in the Detective Kaveri mysteries, is her first novel. She lives in Bangalore.
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