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In gritty, glam Mumbai, a determined police inspector and a feisty bar dancer in love are unaware that the same serial predator is watching them both.

Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling suspense novelist 

“Immersive, propulsive, and beautifully written. With its heart-breaking love story and Biswas’ revealing social commentary, THE BLUE BAR will change you, haunt you, and have you understanding the world in a different way.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today Bestselling Author of HER PERFECT LIFE

“THE BLUE BAR is one of those books that tattoos itself onto your bones—the luscious language, the glorious sense of place, a mystery that draws you in deep, so deep that you forget there’s a world around you.

Jess Lourey, Edgar-nominated author of UNSPEAKABLE THINGS

“THE BLUE BAR will assault your senses as the setting comes alive in this intricately weaved mystery. A tale of loyalty, love, and revenge, this novel is not to be missed.”

Jaime Lynn Hendricks, author of Finding Tessa and It Could Be Anyone

“THE BLUE BAR will assault your senses as the setting comes alive in this intricately weaved mystery. A tale of loyalty, love, and revenge, this novel is not to be missed.”

To save his pregnant wife, a police inspector must solve murders, and castrations of men in tantric rituals, while braving Mumbai’s monsoons.

Steven James, bestselling author of BROKER OF LIES

“Damyanti writes stirring mysteries immersed in the culture and vibrant life of Mumbai. She brings a passion for a well-told story to her work and throws in a few surprises along the way. Definitely an author to watch.”

BOLO Books

“Damyanti Biswas has staked her claim on Mumbai as a setting for gripping crime fiction.”


Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out of Her

“Social constructs, family relationships, religion, and politics flawlessly come together in this stunner of a thriller. With the pulsing heart of Mumbai at its center and Damyanti Biswas’s lush, rich writing, The Blue Monsoon is a terrifying, mesmerizing ride with a shock in every chapter. Biswas has created an astonishing cast of characters who collide in a seismic conclusion that will rock you to your core. An exceptional read!”

Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of The Personal Assistant

“Damyanti Biswas once again transports us to Mumbai and the gritty, richly emotional world of police inspector Arnav Singh Rajput, this time investigating a ritual murder on the steps of a local temple. The Blue Monsoon is crime fiction at its best—textured, colorful, and utterly absorbing. An absolute must-read from a remarkable talent.”



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Alice Clark-Platts, bestselling author of THE FLOWER GIRLS

“You Beneath Your Skin is a gripping tale of murder, corruption and power and their terrifying effects in New Delhi. Highly recommended.”

Jo Furniss, bestselling author of ALL THE LITTLE CHILDREN and THE TRAILING SPOUSE

“Suspenseful and sensitive, with characters negotiating serious issues of society, this crime novel will keep you awake at night!”

David Corbett, award-winning author of THE ART OF CHARACTER

“An intelligent page-turner that mixes a thrilling murder case with a profound psychological and sociological study of contemporary India. As I turned the pages, my pleasure was exceeded only by my desire for more. Seldom has a novel, let alone a debut novel, so expertly captured both the sprawling details of its complex setting and the intimate emotional turns of its characters’ inner lives with such precision, depth, and insight.”

“On the one hand a thrilling examination of politics colliding with police work in the lurid underworld of South Asian sex trafficking; on another an intriguing exploration of present-day New Delhi in all its teeming, multicultural complexity; and on still another an intimate examination of its characters’ struggles for connection, safety, and meaning, this impressive first novel signals the emergence of a major new talent.”

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