There's a caste system even in murder.Seven years ago, Vivek 'Vicky' Rai, the playboy son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, murdered Ruby Gill at a trendy restaurant in New Delhi simply because she refused to serve him a drink. Now Vicky Rai is dead, killed at his farmhouse at a party he had thrown to celebrate his acquittal. The police search each and every guest. Six of them are discovered with guns in their possession. In this elaborate murder mystery we join Arun Advani, India's best-known investigative journalist, as the lives of these six suspects unravel before our eyes: a corrupt bureaucrat; an American tourist; a stone-age tribesman; a Bollywood sex symbol; a mobile phone thief; and an ambitious politician. Each is equally likely to have pulled the trigger. Inspired by actual events, Vikas Swarup's eagerly awaited second novel is both a riveting page turner and an insightful peek into the heart and soul of contemporary India.
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Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and Q&A is his first novel. An international sensation, it has been translated into over forty languages, and was recently made into the multiple Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. His new novel Six Suspects is also available as a Black Swan paperback.To find out more about Vikas Swarup, visit his website: www.vikasswarup.netReview:
"I do not normally recommend crime novels more than 500 pages long, but I am making an exception with Vikas Swarup It's unusual, witty, quirkly, cleverly plotted, intelligent, and along the way it's an informative satire on Indian politics and values...a rollicking good read" -- Marcel Berlins * Times * "Gleeful, sneaky fun" -- Janet Maslin * New York Times * "Neat, clever and loads and loads of fun" * Daily Sport * "A page-turner of a mystery" * Waterstones' Quarterly * "Swarup has a redeeming eye for the disparites that define Indian society" * Guardian *
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Book Description Doubleday, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385608152
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