Available Now in the U.S., India and the U.K.
The Sequel to The Bangalore Detectives Club, a 2022 New York Times Notable Book and Agatha, Lefty, Audie (Best Mystery Audiobook), and CWA Historical Dagger Nominee
When new bride Kaveri Murthy reluctantly agrees to investigate a minor crime during the blood moon eclipse to please her domineering mother-in-law, she doesn’t expect to stumble upon a murder—again.
With anti-British sentiments on the rise, a charismatic religious leader growing in influence, and the fight for women’s suffrage gaining steam, Bangalore is turning out to be a far more dangerous place than Kaveri ever imagined, and everyone’s motives are suspect.
Together with the Bangalore Detectives Club—a mixed bag of people including street urchins, nosy neighbours, an ex-prostitute and a policeman’s wife—Kaveri once again sleuths in her sari and hunts for clues in her beloved 1920s Ford. But when Kaveri’s life is suddenly put in danger, she realizes that she might be getting uncomfortably close to the truth. So she must now draw on her wits and find the killer—before they find her…
“Superb… Assured pacing matches equally assured prose, and Nagendra brings the political tensions of India’s colonial period to life without overwhelming the crafty whodunit plot. Fans of Abir Mukherjee’s Wyndham and Banerjee novels will find much to like.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review of Murder Under a Red Moon
“Effervescent… This is a treat for historical mystery lovers looking for a new series to savor (or devour).”
—New York Times Book Review on The Bangalore Detectives Club