Murder in Mumbai: A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery

Murder in Mumbai: A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery

by K. D. Calamur

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From NPR editor Krishnadev Calamur comes an engrossing murder mystery set in the heart of the new India.

Mumbai, India: a city of beauty and squalor, old and new, wealth and poverty, honest work and deep corruption… and inevitable target of scandal and condemnation if Inspector Vijay Gaikwad doesn’t solve the murder of American businesswoman Liz Barton, and quickly. Just as invested is newspaper reporter Jay Ganesh, looking for the one big story to repair his once-prestigious reputation. Both men soon discover, however, that the case is as difficult to navigate as Mumbai’s infamous traffic. From her cheating husband to the billionaire industrialist with whom she was “close”; from her jealous colleague to the environmentalist protesting her company, Barton was not short on potential enemies… and nor are they short on lies. But the pressure is on for Gaikwad, the family man trying to do right on an often unscrupulous force, to place the blame on someone, anyone, and Jay is determined to be the first with the scoop—no matter how deadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101587485
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Series: A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 573,703
File size: 828 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Krishnadev Calamur is an editor at NPR in Washington, D.C. He was born in New Delhi and brought up in Mumbai, where he began his journalistic career. He has also lived in London and Missouri. This is his first published work of fiction. Calamur lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and their dog.

Customer Reviews

Murder in Mumbai: A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
This being the first mystery book this author has written it was a good read. This story takes place in Mumbai,India it is both beautiful and slum-like. Police inspector Vijay Gaikwad must solver the murder of an American businesswoman, while also trying to solve burglaries of rich and high class people. Jounalist Jay Ganesh is helping him in order to get first dibs at the story. The storyline was quite descriptive and well written and I also enjoyed the characters. Please take the time to read this book. Thanks to Net Galley and Dutton Guilt Edge Mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Murder in Mumbai is a fast paced novel. Set in Mumbai it brought back many nostalgic memories of my several trips to Mumbai India. This is especially true, when the author describes the torrential rains. When I was in India for my nephews wedding, we did have these torrential rains. I was struck by the people’s resilience, wading through the waters going to work as though nothing was wrong. When I asked my sister in law why nobody took off, she said these are the struggles of the working man, We in India are used to.. We know how to handle crisis, and life goes on as usual. this aspect had been beautifully addressed Inspector Gaikwad and Jai Ganesh, a police and a cop, in their different ways bring out the struggle the stress and the frustrations the average Indian faces in their daily life The plot is simple, yet an intrigue. The contrasts are remarkable. Calamur has very aptly and accurately described the subtle defiance of tradition, and at the same time has demonstrated the acceptance for the same. The awe for British Raj and at the same time the slight the average Indian feels for them. The contrast on the lifestyles of the power wielding rich and their pseudo western values and the struggles of the neglected poor, gives an insight of modern India, .