From the house of Harper Collins, comes another Mystery Novel- The Miss India Murders by Gauri Sinh. Having been an insider to the world of glamour and entertainment herself, Gauri Sinh has written a racy, pacey page-turner of a book which has enough twists and turns in its plot to keep you hooked till the end, while giving the reader a peek into the tantalizing world of high fashion and beauty pageants, and making the crime ait’sits unravelling a nail-biting centerpiece to the novel.
Twenty perfect contestants. One perfect murder.
It’s 1995. The finale of the Miss India pageant, 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.
The final dress rehearsal ends on a nightmarish note as the sensuous and ambitious ‘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 …
Amidst massive public outcry and searing press coverage, Akruti is convinced by an enigmatic fellow contestant, 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?
‘Thrilling … has beautifully captured the glamour world of the 90s’- Madhu Sapre (Supermodel)
**The book releases in February 2018, and I am definitely looking forward to it.**
Gauri Sinh, when she isn’t parenting her daughter and Golden Labrador or cheering national and international Rugby matches, likes to write. Earlier, she used to head Bombay Times, the lifestyle and entertainment supplement of The Times of India, as Editor.
More recently, she helmed After Hrs, the Mumbai city-based lifestyle and entertainment supplement of broadsheet daily DNA, as Editor. In the distant past, she has helmed youth magazines JLT and Femina Girl and dabbled in creating teams and content for new print launches in food and travel. Fashion is her enduring comfort zone, she started her journalism career with it, having been a model once upon a time. Gauri lives and works in Mumbai, her social and spiritual home.