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A Will to Kill

#1 Harith Athreya

RV Raman



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Pushkin Press
01 February 2022
Ageing millionaire Bhaskar Fernandez has invited his relatives to the remote and possibly haunted Greybrooke Manor in the misty Nilgiris for the last time. He knows that his guests expect to gain from his impending death, and to safeguard himself against violence, he writes two conflicting wills.

Which one of them comes into force depends on how he dies.

Fernandez also invites Harith Athreya, a seasoned investigator, to watch what unfolds. When a landslide occurs, temporarily isolating them and resulting in a murder, Athreya finds that murder is not the only thing the mist conceals.
Imprint:   Pushkin Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781782277323
ISBN 10:   1782277323
Series:   A Harith Athreya Mystery
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Following a corporate career spanning three decades and four continents, RV Raman now lectures on management, mentors young entrepreneurs, serves as an independent director on company boards, and writes. A Will to Kill is the first novel in the Harith Athreya mystery series. RV Raman lives in Chennai.

Reviews for A Will to Kill (#1 Harith Athreya)

'I love RV Raman's Harith Athreya with his cool, curious resourcefulness. A Will To Kill is a good traditional mystery with twists and turns set in a colonial era mansion in the Nilgiri Hills' - Ovidia Yu, author of CWA-shortlisted THE MIMOSA TREE MYSTERY 'Like stepping back to the Golden Age of the classic mystery' - Rhys Bowen, the international bestselling author of THE TUSCAN CHILD 'Modern-day take on the classic locked-room murder mystery... Athreya is a fine detective with a curious mind' - New York Times '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' - The Telegraph India 'We may not have our own Sherlock or Poirot, but the narrative tradition of Christie and Doyle has found a worthy successor in RV Raman. I cannot wait to read more of Harith Athreya's adventures' - National Herald India

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