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Murder at the Happy Home for the Aged

Murder at the Happy Home for the Aged

Bulbul Sharma
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The tranquillity at the Happy Home for the Aged is shattered when a body is found hanging in the garden. The inhabitants of the home are first perplexed, then decide to come together to solve the murder that has suddenly brought the violence of the world into their Goan arcadia. Each of them – reflective Rosie, sharp-tongued Prema, analytical Devan, action-man Cyrilo and artistic Yuri – bring different skills to the task of unravelling the crime. Their investigation is watched over by gentle, pretty Maria, the owner of the home, and Leela, their observant housekeeper.
Set in the lush landscape of Goa, where tourists flock from all over the world, where the rich set come to play, bringing in their wake fortune-hunters and other predators, the cast of possible murderers is infinite. But patiently, and with flashes of inspiration, the unlikely detectives follow the clues and in doing so emerge from the isolated and separate worlds they had inhabited for so long.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: May/2018

ISBN: 9780143442264

Length : 280 Pages

Murder at the Happy Home for the Aged

Bulbul Sharma
Overview

The tranquillity at the Happy Home for the Aged is shattered when a body is found hanging in the garden. The inhabitants of the home are first perplexed, then decide to come together to solve the murder that has suddenly brought the violence of the world into their Goan arcadia. Each of them – reflective Rosie, sharp-tongued Prema, analytical Devan, action-man Cyrilo and artistic Yuri – bring different skills to the task of unravelling the crime. Their investigation is watched over by gentle, pretty Maria, the owner of the home, and Leela, their observant housekeeper.
Set in the lush landscape of Goa, where tourists flock from all over the world, where the rich set come to play, bringing in their wake fortune-hunters and other predators, the cast of possible murderers is infinite. But patiently, and with flashes of inspiration, the unlikely detectives follow the clues and in doing so emerge from the isolated and separate worlds they had inhabited for so long.

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Bulbul Sharma

Bulbul Sharma has published five collections of short stories, a novel, Banana-Flower Dreams (Penguin), and three books for children, including The Ramayana for Children (Puffin). At present, she is working on a collection of short stories for neo-literate children. Her stories have been translated into French, Italian, German and Finninsh. She has also held several exhibitionsof her paintings in India and abroad, and her paintings are in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi and the Chandigarh Museum, as well as in the corporate and private collections.

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