Announcing the publication of Drop Dead Gorgeous, a racy new thriller by Gauri Sinh

HarperCollins India is delighted to bring you a cozy crime thriller written by lifestyle journalist and author, Gauri Sinh. Drop Dead Gorgeous is set in the glittering, glamourous world of beauty pageants, and novel promises to keep you hooked till the last page. Bringing together a racy plot and intriguing characters, Drop Dead Gorgeous will make for the perfect ‘whodunnit’ this spring break.

Talking about the book, supermodel Madhu Sapre said, “Thrilling … has beautifully captured the glamour world of the 90’s.”


About Drop Dead Gorgeous –

Twenty perfect contestants. One perfect murder.

It is 1995. The finale of the nation’s biggest beauty contest, Miss Glamour Princess, hosted by the mega media conglomerate Eye India, is only days away. In the running are twenty-one beautiful contestants, including India’s sweetheart and reigning model Akruti Rai.

And then, the final dress rehearsal ends on a nightmarish note as the sensuous and ambitious model Lajjo is murdered right on the ramp. Soon, Akruti and her fellow contestants become prime suspects in a case that gets increasingly macabre as bodies pile up – the gossipy, affable pageant hairdresser Doreen, the self-assured mean-girl Nuzhat …

Amid massive public outcry and searing press coverage, Akruti is convinced by an enigmatic fellow contestant, the statuesque and self-possessed Parvati Samant, to help her investigate the murders. But who, really, is Parvati? And can Akruti help unearth the sinister truth, clear her own name, and also keep an eye on the prize?

About the author –Gauri Sinh is the former Editor of Bombay Times, the lifestyle and entertainment supplement of The Times of India, and After Hrs, the lifestyle and entertainment supplement of DNA. She has written numerous popular columns on lifestyle and entertainment for both broadsheets, as well as on social issues and parenting for DNA. In the past, she also edited youth magazines Femina Girl and JLT. Her two previous books are Dogsend, the story of Simba (2010) and The Garud Prophecies, Sitara’s story (2015). Gauri lives and works in Mumbai.

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