Sunday, August 14, 2022

On My Radar: Harini Nagendra's Murder Under a Red Moon!


Sometimes the first book in a new series makes such an impression on me that I can't wait for the next one, and that's what happened when I listened to the audiobook of Harini Nagendra's The Bangalore Detectives Club. When the author told me that, in the second book Kaveri wouldn't escape the eagle-eye of her impossible-to-please mother-in-law, there was only one thing for me to do: find out more about the new book. Let me share!
Available March 30, 2023!


"When new bride Kaveri Murthy reluctantly agrees to investigate a minor crime to please her domineering mother-in-law—during the blood moon eclipse, no less—she doesn't expect, once again, to stumble upon a murder.

With anti-British sentiment on the rise, a charismatic religious leader growing in influence, and the fight for women's suffrage gaining steam, Bangalore is turning out to be a far more dangerous and treacherous place than Kaveri ever imagined—and everyone's motives are suspect.

Together with the Bangalore Detectives Club—a mixed bag of street urchins, nosy neighbours, an ex-prostitute, and a policeman's wife— Kaveri once again sleuths in her sari and hunts for clues in her beloved 1920s Ford.

But when her life is suddenly put in danger, Kaveri realizes that she might be getting uncomfortably close to the truth. So she must now draw on her wits and find the killer . . . before they find her.
When I read the synopsis of Murder Under a Red Moon and learned that Kaveri's next investigation is at the behest of her mother-in-law, I have to admit that I was a bit stunned. I definitely have to get my hands on a copy of this to see how it all turns out.
Have any of you read The Bangalore Detectives Club yet? If you've been enjoying historical mysteries set in India during the 1920s (i.e., Sujata Massey's Perveen Mistry or Vaseem Khan's Persis Wadia), I definitely think you'd enjoy Harini Nagendra's series. Give it a try!


  1. I have enjoyed Sujata Massey's books. This series looks good for those who like historical mysteries.

  2. This sounds enticing, Cathy! I felt the same way about The Bangalore Detectives Club, too. It seems really clear that this is a series I need to get to know.

  3. I haven't tried this series yet, but I want to! :)

    1. I hope you get a chance to read it, Lark. I think you'd really enjoy it.

  4. After having read The Bangalore Detectives Club, I can see why you were stunned that her next investigation is at the behest of her mother-in-law! I can't wait to see what that is about. That cover is beautiful, too.

  5. These are on my TBR list but I haven't gotten to them yet.

    1. I'll be interested in your opinion once you've had a chance to read them, Dorothy.


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