Barnabas

Do you remember that time when Mumbai was still Bombay? Set in the pre- independence era, Barnabas is a thriller-suspense by Sangeeta Nambiar. A missing British woman who had  gone missing from her house was found dead. Who killed her so brutally? Who will solve this murder mystery?  Hold on your anxiety and read this book to know how the protagonist unveils this case. Expect the unexpected!

Overview of the book:

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British India. The summer of 1942. Bombay. From the leafy lanes of Wodehouse Road, a British woman goes missing from her home. Her husband Thomas Stanton, wants to keep the police out of the loop, and thus calls in Bombay’s first Private Detective, Barnabas Mehta. The son of a cook, Barnabas, has been brought up under the tutelage of his father’s employer, Francis Curtis, and knows the ways of the British. But that isn’t enough to solve the mystery for him. His search for Rose leads him to the bylanes of Girgaum where he finds a murder to solve and webs of deceit to traverse. Who would murder Rose so brutally? Family secrets and the machinations of an evil mind – they are all there for Barnabas Mehta to unveil!

Know the author:

Sangeeta Nambiar is a playwright and theatre director with a background in television and films. She has worked extensively in Delhi and Mumbai; writing, directing and producing for Indian television. In 2001, she moved to Singapore and began to explore her love for theatre. She has written and directed five plays and is currently working on her first feature film.

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