Il primo di agosto, a Bangalore, quando viene trovato il cadavere di un farmacista. Sembra un caso destinato a essere archiviato in fretta, ma la settimana dopo viene trovata un'altra vittima, che segna l'inizio di una serie di delitti misteriosi, non riconducibili a un codice della malavita né legati tra loro, all'apparenza. L'ispettore Gowda, un uomo dall'intuito formidabile ma ormai disilluso e incapace di adeguarsi alle ipocrisie del sistema, riesce a cogliere uno schema, dietro i delitti, dove nessuno vede niente. Le indagini lo portano a esplorare il mondo dei bassifondi della città, a scoprire attività che si muovono al limite dell'illecito...
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- ISBN: 8860889421
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 392
Anita Nair is an impressive author and I have come to enjoy a couple of her books. I desperately wanted to kick start my Indian books reading challenge, hence picked up this book without even reading the blurb. I was in for a pleasant surprise as I came to know that one of my favorite Indian authors Leggi tutto
Cut Like Wound, which its author Anita Nair calls ‘literary noir,’ is better written than most Indian popular fiction, but fails to get a grip on Bangalore’s seamier side Having written a slew of novels, writer Anita Nair seems to be in the mood for some experimentation. The Bangalore-based writer’s Leggi tutto
A Bangalore based Murder mystery- multiple murders, the Indian Police and an intriguing story. The protagonist here is an unusual middle aged cop, who struggles with his own identity and finds himself questioning his entire life and career. He does have a charm about him though that you can't help e Leggi tutto
To me, it seemed like the author watched a couple of movies and then decided to write a book overnight. For God's sake! the killer calls his victim's family after each kill!!, yet the inspectors cannot trace the numbers that makes the call? yet some other evidence seems to magically land on the insp Leggi tutto
Read it because it was part of a readathon and because it was Anita Nair. Loved Mistress and Ladies Coupé . But though it was a police procedural (One of my favourites) did not like it as much as expected. For one Inspector Gowda's intuition failed to impress me. I guessed the culprit from the very Leggi tutto
I came to Anita Nair's much talked-about first Inspector Gowda book with a lot of expectation. And it has both been an enjoyable read as well as bit of a let-down. I'll explain. As a police investigation thriller, Cut Like Wound fares very well indeed. Well rounded, complicated, very detailed charact Leggi tutto
A young male prostitute is found murdered and burnt in one of the many alleys in Shivajinagar in Bangalore. The case lands on the desk of Inspector Gowda and his new subordinate, SI Santhosh. Gowda is distracted, with personal issues crowding him. Not the most social person even normally, Santhosh f Leggi tutto
This is an exciting detective thriller set in Bangalore (India), a city that I visit often. Anita Nair, the author, has packed this story with a wide variety of low-life: murderers, a corrupt politician, his curious henchmen, other gangsters, and a murderer. Her depiction of Bangalore, where she live Leggi tutto
3.5/5 Stars Having read Ladies Coupé by Anita Nair, I was really excited to read this. I did enjoy this book as I was already comfortable with her style. I was also really fascinated that the story line was set up in Bangalore, and being a resident of Bangalore I could actually visualize it better. Th Leggi tutto
I was so excited to hear that Anita Nair had written a thriller novel, and that there was finally some thrillers being written in India. To be fair, this is a very well written book, no surprise considering this is written by a fine author. But this isn't exactly a great suspense thriller. The per
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