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The first in a charming, joyful cozy crime series set in 1920s Bangalore, featuring sari-wearing detective Kaveri and her husband, Ramu. Perfect for fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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.

©2022 Harini Nagendra (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Intriguing start to a new series

Loved the characters and the setting, thought the actual mystery was a bit lackluster. Will plan to read/listen to the second outing (this is clearly the start of a series) in hopes that the crafting of the whodunit portion lives up to the rest of the package.

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I would have returned this

I could not get into this book at all. This got terrific reviews and I was expecting more than a kind of Indian Nancy Drew Girl Detective story.

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Fun and interesting

While the writing in some places was a little awkward, the story was fun, and the myriad characters made for an interesting mystery. (Though I had identified the murderer pretty early on, just lacking a motive.) There’s nothing too surprising about the book, things unfold rather as expected for a book of this genre. But it was interesting to read about the rising unrest in the country, as the Indians led by Gandhi sought to oust the British. There were many pointed remarks about the racism, as well as the disparities in the Indian caste system and the plight of women in such a toxic patriarchy. But these were passing moments, just adding some veracity to the story, but not distracting from it. Overall, I enjoyed the book a great deal.

The narrator was quite good, too. Very easy to listen to.

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Just wonderful audiobook!

This was so much fun. The characters are in chanting. The story is wondrous in a very gentle way. It explores life in the 1920s but it still has a very modern day feel to it. I adore the narrator too! I can’t wait for the next one and I don’t see that very often.