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Six Suspects

Detective Fiction

By Vikas Swarup

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Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 February 2009
The second novel from the author of the bestselling book and film Q and A /Slumdog Millionaire now available in paperback. here s a caste system even in murder. Seven years ago, Vivek Vicky Rai, the playboy son of Cabinet Minister, 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. Six guests are discovered with guns in their possession - and each one is equally likely to have pulled the trigger. Who are these six suspects? And what were they doing in the farmhouse that night? In this elaborate mystery we join Arun Advani, India s best-known investigative journalist, as the lives of these six suspects unravel before our eyes. Ingeniously plotted, Six Suspects is the work of a master storyteller.

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An Indian Agatha Christie...a page turning murder mystery in the bestselling tradition of Alexander McCall Smith, by the author of the bestselling SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

About the Author

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.net

Reviews

"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, quirkily, 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 * "Fascinating, multi-voiced slice of Indian life across the castes with political corruption at its centre...a lovely, lovely book" -- Sarah Broadhurst * Bookseller * "A page-turner of a mystery" * Waterstones' Quarterly * "Neat, clever and loads and loads of fun" * Daily Sport *

EAN: 9780552772518
ISBN: 0552772518
Publisher: Black Swan
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 3.4 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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