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The Monochrome Madonna
The Monochrome Madonna

The Monochrome Madonna

by Kalpana Swaminathan

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780143104186 - Year: 2010 - Pages: 251

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Kalpana Swaminathan
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 251
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143104186

Description

‘Sitara said, with awful distinctness, “I think I’m going to die.”
And that’s how I got stuck with the annual corpse.
Half an hour later I stood in an empty flat, alone with a stranger who was very recently, and very violently, dead.’

Rushing to Sitara’s aid, Lalli’s niece Sita is distracted by Raphael’s Sistine Madonna. Why is it monochrome? And what does it have to do with the body on the living-room floor?

Such questions are hardly relevant to the police in their hunt for the murderer. But Lalli is a detective who revels in curiosities, and she thinks otherwise.

A brisk thriller of deceit and intrigue, The Monochrome Madonna has Lalli at her most astute as she interprets the nuances of a murder without motive.


COMMENT:

‘Swaminathan … oscillates between the ironic, the lyrical and the macabre with equal ease’.
--- Tehelka

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