Author: Vivek TandonPublisher: ScholasticYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 351ISBN/UPC (if available): 8184771290
An enthralling adventure set in one of the world’s most exciting cities.The recovery of a diamond-encrusted gold box from the Mughal era draws together a blind street musician, a schoolboy and a young policeman. But what the box is reputed to have contained is even more valuable, and there are dark forces that will stop at nothing to recover it.Disturbing contemporary problems and secrets from the past surface as the unlikely allies grapple with a mystery that gets as twisted and murky as Mumbai’s by-lanes. A world-famous art dealer, his snooty daughter, an influential MLA and an astrologer join a cast of characters as diverse as the denizens of the city. And as events spiral towards a stunning climax, you will wish that this thrilling adventure would never end.
Author’s NoteThe Shabby Gold BoxThe Snow QueenRunning HomewardThe Secret of the Golden BoxThe World-famous Art DealerAn Exciting Discovery in a Garbage BoxThe Late-Night KnockLord Krishna to the Rescue!The Distrustful DaughterThe Man on Top of the Human PyramidEscape from the SubedaarAkash GangaAyah’s SurpriseThe Spies in Two HousesThe Story of Stanley’s FatherBox E-52, Jer MahalThe Bashful ThugThe Feast of Warm MemoriesThe Ancient Love LetterAn Outburst at the Towers of SilencePanic at the Prince of WalesThe Flight of ScrewvalaThe Elephant’s KennelThe Man in the Egg-shaped CellThe Turning of ScherezadeThe Princess of ForgeriesFather and DaughterThe Secret of the Taj LetterThe Great Mumbai FloodAnu and SunitaSanctuaryAcknowledgementsAbout the Author