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Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie (Film tie-in edition) ‘A brilliantly ingenious story.’ — Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald ‘Ingenuity at its height … the idea is utterly novel, the setting a model of realism, and the characters a versatile, attractive crew.’ — Woman’s Journal ‘A piece of classic workmanship . . . exquisite and wholly…… Continue reading Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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September Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

The Nationalist It will not be an exaggeration to say that multinational conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is behind every critical national endeavour – India’s first nuclear submarine; its strategic weapon and missile systems; the space exploration programme; and infrastructure like metro systems and nuclear power plants. And one man has been instrumental in taking…… Continue reading September Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Four by Vish Dhamija

Aaand we’re almost there! The penultimate chapter of this mini-series. Vish Dhamija, author of Unlawful Justice, takes the story further. Who’s faking it, darling? Me or you? Mira thinks as she walks out. In her nightmare, she was being hounded by men with knives, and from experience, she knows that it isn’t merely a dream.…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Four by Vish Dhamija

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Three by Amitabh Pandey

After a cliffhanger second chapter by Tanushree Podder, Scarlet Night is back with a new instalment from the writer of crime novels Himalayan White and Himalayan Hazard, Amitabh Pandey. Just one more chapter to go after this, before we throw it open to readers to write the final chapter of this mini-series. Here we go:…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Three by Amitabh Pandey

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Two by Tanushree Podder

We’re back with Scarlet Night, part of our month-long celebration of crime fiction. Hope you enjoyed reading the first chapter by Trisha Bora which we shared exclusively on Harper Broadcast last week. Today, we bring you the next instalment of the series, the second chapter by Tanushree Podder. Here we go: I hate these tasks.  A…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Two by Tanushree Podder

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter One by Trisha Bora

September is Crime Month at HarperCollins India this year and we’ve brought together four talented writers to write Scarlet Night, a brand new serialized crime fiction drama. Our writers will set the plot, one chapter at a time, for you, the reader, to give the crime its destined end. Change everything or nothing, it’s up to…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter One by Trisha Bora

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Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

This month, we publish J.D. Barker’s much awaited thriller, The Fourth Monkey — abbreviated 4MK — the first in a series featuring Detective Sam Porter. With echoes of the films Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, 4MK is a rollercoaster-paced reading experience which will have you white-knuckling the pages at every heart-pounding twist and turn. Sravya Darbhamulla,…… Continue reading Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

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‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

Growing up as a girl in the Vedic age is anything but easy—and even harder for the future Queen of Hastinapur, the kingdom of all kingdoms. She must contend with magic islands, difficult sages, calculating foster parents, sexual awakening and loneliness. Even when she is at the threshold of the capital, King Shantanu, smitten though…… Continue reading ‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

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A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

Gul Gulshan Gulfam is the story of a man, his houseboats and the siege of Kashmir When my first novel Sheen Ta Vatapod (Snow and the Bridle Path) was published in 1987, many of my friends and associates were skeptical, for how could I, who had dedicated my life to theatre and spent much of…… Continue reading A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

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Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’

This month, HarperCollins India publishes Trisha Bora’s debut novel, What Kitty Did.  Trisha isn’t new to the world of books and writing—she studied English Literature at Miranda House, and has worked in Indian publishing over the past several years. At the moment, she is a commissioning editor at Juggernaut Books. In this email interview with…… Continue reading Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’