Author: Satyajit Ray
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140112219
Translated from the Bengali, this book carries Four novellas of crime and suspense featuring Feluda, the brilliant Bengali private investigator.
In his foreword to this book, Satyajit Ray, the noted film-maker, confesses that he has ' been an avid reader of crime fiction for a very long time.' This deep interest led to Ray trying his own hand at the genre. The response to the first Feluda story startled him - - as he writes, 'I scarcely imagined he would prove so popular that I would be forced to write a Feluda novel every year.'
The novellas in this collection are the author's own favorites from among the numerous Feluda stories he has written. Feluda, urbane, intellectually-inclined, trademark Charminar in mouth, sets out to solve a series of particularly baffling crimes ranging from a kidnapping in Rajasthan to a locked-room murder in an old Calcutta house.
Chitrita Banerji was born in 1947 and was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta and Harvard University, USA. She has translated Bengali short stories into English for literary magazines and the BBC. She is presently the Assistant Editor of Sunday Magazine, Calcutta.