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The Secret Gardener

The Secret Gardener

Kalpana Swaminathan
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24 Patwardhan Cross. The solitary bone that surfaces in the garden there doesn’t mean much to police surgeon Dr Q or Inspector Savio. But Lalli, who collects curiosities, finds it curious. Things get curiouser when a dying gigolo whispers the address in terror, and curiouser still when a mummified finger with a chic manicure turns up in the same garden. Lalli might have ignored these curiosities had there not been a child at the heart of the matter. As she investigates what makes this garden grow, Lalli uncovers a gruesome tale.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Feb/2013

ISBN: 9780143104209

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The Secret Gardener

Kalpana Swaminathan

24 Patwardhan Cross. The solitary bone that surfaces in the garden there doesn’t mean much to police surgeon Dr Q or Inspector Savio. But Lalli, who collects curiosities, finds it curious. Things get curiouser when a dying gigolo whispers the address in terror, and curiouser still when a mummified finger with a chic manicure turns up in the same garden. Lalli might have ignored these curiosities had there not been a child at the heart of the matter. As she investigates what makes this garden grow, Lalli uncovers a gruesome tale.

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Kalpana Swaminathan

Kalpana Swaminathan lives in Mumbai, a few streets away from her detective Lalli. Since Cryptic Death (1997), Lalli has appeared in six novels, the most recent being Greenlight (2017). Her other novels include Ambrosia for Afters, Bougainvillea House and Venus Crossing, which won the Crossword Fiction Award in 2009.
Kalpana also writes with Ishrat Syed as Kalpish Ratna. Their most recent work of non-fiction is The Secret Life of Zika Virus (2017).

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