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While answering a distraught call from her friend Sitara, Sita, detective Lalli’s niece, discovers a body in an empty flat—a hulking salesman with his head bashed in. However, more than the crime, Sita finds herself distracted by a print of Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, which hangs in the living room.

Why is the iconic Renaissance painting in a single colour? And what is its connection with the corpse on the living room floor?

The Madonna seems hardly relevant to the police in their hunt for the murderer. But Lalli, the last resort for unsolvable crimes, thinks otherwise.

 
 

About the Author

Kalpana Swaminathan lives in Mumbai. Since Cryptic Death (1997), Lalli has appeared in nine novels, the most recent being The Kala Ghoda Affair (2023). Kalpana’s other novels are Ambrosia for Afters, Bougainvillea House and Venus Crossing, which won the Crossword Fiction Award in 2009.

Kalpana writes with Ishrat Syed as Kalpish Ratna. Their most recent work of non-fiction is Gastronama: The Indian Guide to Eating Right (2023).

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The Monochrome Madonna A Lalli Mystery

The Monochrome Madonna A Lalli Mystery

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  • ISBN: 9789354476839
  • Author: Kalpana Swaminathan
  • Publisher: Speaking Tiger
  • Pages: 272
  • Format: Paperback
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While answering a distraught call from her friend Sitara, Sita, detective Lalli’s niece, discovers a body in an empty flat—a hulking salesman with his head bashed in. However, more than the crime, Sita finds herself distracted by a print of Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, which hangs in the living room.

Why is the iconic Renaissance painting in a single colour? And what is its connection with the corpse on the living room floor?

The Madonna seems hardly relevant to the police in their hunt for the murderer. But Lalli, the last resort for unsolvable crimes, thinks otherwise.

 
 

About the Author

Kalpana Swaminathan lives in Mumbai. Since Cryptic Death (1997), Lalli has appeared in nine novels, the most recent being The Kala Ghoda Affair (2023). Kalpana’s other novels are Ambrosia for Afters, Bougainvillea House and Venus Crossing, which won the Crossword Fiction Award in 2009.

Kalpana writes with Ishrat Syed as Kalpish Ratna. Their most recent work of non-fiction is Gastronama: The Indian Guide to Eating Right (2023).

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