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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 CWA DAGGER AWARD

There is nothing more tragic than the loss of face - not even the loss of life.


Radhi Zaveri returns home to Mumbai's posh Temple Hill in search of a salve for her broken heart. What she finds instead is a terrible tragedy. Her best friend Sanjana, who is expecting her first child, has just lost her father, Kirti Kadakia, to suicide. Cantankerous and pigheaded, Kirti has never walked away from a fight; yet, just hours after telling Sanjana that he couldn't wait to hold his grandchild in his arms, he kills himself.

Something seems off to Radhi. Why is their young maid so terrified? What is their meddlesome neighbor hiding? Who was that second cup of tea for-the one they found in his study? As Radhi helps Sanjana look for answers, she realizes that Kadakia's own family knows much more than they are letting on, and more than one life might hang in the balance.

A whodunit like no other, The Death of Kirti Kadakia unearths the secrets and lies lurking beneath the diamond-studded satsangs and the lavishly catered 'pure-veg' brunches, and exposes the dual lives we often live.

 
 

Review

'An authentic read! The upper-middle class desi mindset is brought to life both beautifully and correctly.' - Anuja Chauhan

'Terrific setting . Great plot. Detailed and well observed. A mystery with a sexy twist!'

Shobhaa De

'An entertaining murder mystery that comes with delightful dollops of social comementary. In Radhi we have a solidly crafted detective. Her access to the milieu for information sourcing, and her remove from it for parsing the mystery - the two traits are perfectly balanced. Dive in!' - Tanuj Solanki

Book Description

A whodunit like no other, The Death of Kirti Kadakia unearths the secrets and lies lurking beneath the diamond-studded satsangs and the lavishly catered 'pure-veg' brunches among the Gujaratis of Mumbai's Temple Hill apartment complex.

About the Author

Meeti Shroff-Shah is a creative consultant and copywriter with a career in advertising spanning over 16 years, including with global agencies such as DDB Mudra and Rediffusion Y&R in Mumbai. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Do You Know Any Good Boys? and her writings have appeared in The Wall Street JournalConde Nast Traveller, National Geographic's GlimpseMint LoungeIndia Today and The Indian Express.

 
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The Death Of Kirti Kadakia A Temple Hill Mystery

The Death Of Kirti Kadakia A Temple Hill Mystery

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  • ISBN: 9789354356322
  • Author: Meeti Shroff Shah
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Pages: 272
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 CWA DAGGER AWARD

There is nothing more tragic than the loss of face - not even the loss of life.


Radhi Zaveri returns home to Mumbai's posh Temple Hill in search of a salve for her broken heart. What she finds instead is a terrible tragedy. Her best friend Sanjana, who is expecting her first child, has just lost her father, Kirti Kadakia, to suicide. Cantankerous and pigheaded, Kirti has never walked away from a fight; yet, just hours after telling Sanjana that he couldn't wait to hold his grandchild in his arms, he kills himself.

Something seems off to Radhi. Why is their young maid so terrified? What is their meddlesome neighbor hiding? Who was that second cup of tea for-the one they found in his study? As Radhi helps Sanjana look for answers, she realizes that Kadakia's own family knows much more than they are letting on, and more than one life might hang in the balance.

A whodunit like no other, The Death of Kirti Kadakia unearths the secrets and lies lurking beneath the diamond-studded satsangs and the lavishly catered 'pure-veg' brunches, and exposes the dual lives we often live.

 
 

Review

'An authentic read! The upper-middle class desi mindset is brought to life both beautifully and correctly.' - Anuja Chauhan

'Terrific setting . Great plot. Detailed and well observed. A mystery with a sexy twist!'

Shobhaa De

'An entertaining murder mystery that comes with delightful dollops of social comementary. In Radhi we have a solidly crafted detective. Her access to the milieu for information sourcing, and her remove from it for parsing the mystery - the two traits are perfectly balanced. Dive in!' - Tanuj Solanki

Book Description

A whodunit like no other, The Death of Kirti Kadakia unearths the secrets and lies lurking beneath the diamond-studded satsangs and the lavishly catered 'pure-veg' brunches among the Gujaratis of Mumbai's Temple Hill apartment complex.

About the Author

Meeti Shroff-Shah is a creative consultant and copywriter with a career in advertising spanning over 16 years, including with global agencies such as DDB Mudra and Rediffusion Y&R in Mumbai. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Do You Know Any Good Boys? and her writings have appeared in The Wall Street JournalConde Nast Traveller, National Geographic's GlimpseMint LoungeIndia Today and The Indian Express.

 

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