The first in a charming, joyful cosy crime series set in 1920s Bangalore, featuring sari-wearing detective Kaveri and her husband Ramu. Exquisitely well-researched and painting a quietly scathing portrait of the British Raj, THE BANGALORE DETECTIVES CLUB is perfect for fans of the Baby Ganesh Agency series, and Alexander McCall Smith.
From page one we plunge into the exuberant cacophony of 1920s Bangalore, right there beside Kaveri Murthy in her adopted city: the drawing-rooms and dirt lanes, the gardens and brothels, the temples and jails. Nagendra's depiction of an awkward but tender new marriage is a delight, and who could help cheering for Kaveri as she swims in her sari, studies in secret and commits herself to the pursuit of justice? More, please!