A Will to Kill

‘A modern-day take on the classic locked-room murder mystery’ New York Times (a Harith Athreya mystery)

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Pub Date 2 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 22 Nov 2021
Pushkin Press, Pushkin Vertigo

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THE FIRST IN A NEW SERIES THAT IS EVERYTHING WE LOVE ABOUT COSY CRIME - A SECLUDED MANOR HOUSE, RELATIVES WITH NEFARIOUS MOTIVES AND A PERPLEXING MURDER - SET IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA

A NEW YORK TIMES RECOMMENDED BOOK

A CRIMEREAD BEST MYSTERY OF 2020

'Like stepping back to the Golden Age of the classic mystery' Rhys Bowen, international bestselling author of The Tuscan Child

'Brilliantly evokes Agatha Christie’s classic country-estate mysteries for modern-day India' CrimeReads, Best Mysteries of 2020

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MIST

Ageing millionaire Bhaskar Fernandez has invited his relatives to the remote and possibly haunted Greybrooke Manor, high up in the misty Nilgiris.

MOUNTAINS

He knows his guests expect to gain from his death, so to safeguard himself, he writes two conflicting wills. Which one of them comes into force will depend on how he dies.

MURDER

Fernandez also invites Harith Athreya, a seasoned investigator, to watch what unfolds.

When a landslide occurs, temporarily isolating the estate, and a body is discovered, Athreya finds that death is not the only thing that the mist conceals. . .

Your next cosy crime fix – perfect for fans of Golden Age crime, Knives Out and Lucy Foley


MORE PRAISE FOR A WILL TO KILL

'I love RV Raman's Harith Athreya. . . A good traditional mystery with twists and turns' Ovidia Yu, author of CWA-shortlisted The Mimosa Tree Mystery

'The influence of Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr on the narrative is compelling. . . influences of author Ngaio Marsh. . . subtle, clear, ironic, but always elegant and peppered with wit; characters sharply, sometimes hilariously, drawn' Telegraph India

THE FIRST IN A NEW SERIES THAT IS EVERYTHING WE LOVE ABOUT COSY CRIME - A SECLUDED MANOR HOUSE, RELATIVES WITH NEFARIOUS MOTIVES AND A PERPLEXING MURDER - SET IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA

A NEW YORK TIMES...


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