Before You Breathe, a thrilling new novel by the veteran of cosy crime, Tanushree Podder

HarperCollins India is delighted to bring you a thrilling new murder mystery from a master of cosy crime, Tanushree Podder, set in an idyllic background of a small hilly town, which promises to keep the readers hooked till the very end. It is the perfect summer holiday read and just the one to keep you busy on a weekend-at-home

The novel re-introduces Colonel Acharya as the local sleuth, and he is a relatable portrayal of an amateur detective and yet very engaging and endearing to the readers. The other characters in this racy plot are well etched out and the story draws one in with its almost cinematic unfolding with enough plot twists

before you breathe

About the book

The small and peaceful hill town of Ramsar wakes up to mysterious break-ins on two consecutive days. While the first one takes place at the local doctor’s clinic, the second is at the residence of the town’s latest and most affluent resident – Shekhar Sharma. Inexplicably, nothing has been stolen in either case. The mysterious incidents confounded the police as well as Ramsar’s residents. And before one mystery can be solved, another turns up, with a death of a stranger whom no one can identify. And so begins a game of cat-and-mouse between the criminal and the town’s resident amateur sleuth, Colonel Arjun H Acharya. Who is intent on wreaking havoc in Ramsar? And can Colonel Acharya find out the truth before time runs out?

About the author – Tanushree Podder is a self-confessed word-a-holic and a traveller. When she is not reading or writing, she’s sure to be packing her bags and boots to go zipping around the world. Tanushree stumbled through many career choices before finalizing on writing. Before You Breathe is her seventh novel.

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