Uma and the Fairy Queen
A Radio Play (Penguin Petit)
"When Michael Forsyth, the actor playing Oberon in a special performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Bangalore is shot dead in the greenroom minutes after the performance, it becomes a matter of international concern involving three countries. Forsyth, part of a theatre troupe based in England, was reported to have been kidnapped earlier in the day—only to reappear in time for the performance—by his wife, Nila Ahmed, originally from Pakistan. Uma Rao—having outsmarted her husband, the superintendent of police, on two previous cases—is intrigued to say the least and realizes that there might be more to it than political conspiracy. With the Interpol getting involved, suspecting terrorist activity, will Uma be able to solve the case in time? Read on, as Mahesh Dattani masterfully weaves another pacy thriller around Uma Rao and her sleuthing skills in Uma and the Fairy Queen, while raising some compelling questions about the role of women in society."