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Kiss of Salt

Kiss of Salt
  • Author(s): Smita Bhattacharya
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

*Heliconia Lane was a spot of heaven until you discover the secrets that lay behind its closed doors.* It was crazy really, for Darya to think she could have some peace and quiet at Heliconia Lane. Yes, it was...

We Are Animals

We Are Animals
  • Author(s): Tim Ewins
  • Location(s): Goa, World
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present looking back

A cow looks out to sea, dreaming of a life that involves grass. Jan is also looking out to sea. He’s in Goa, dreaming of the passport-thief who stole his heart (and his passport) forty-six years ago. Back then,...

The Portuguese House

The Portuguese House
  • Author(s): Pamela D Holloway
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

After being badly let down by her husband, writer Liz O’Malley takes a holiday in Goa, in India. To her surprise she falls in love with the place, the people and an old, somewhat derelict, Portuguese house. To her...

The Vibe

The Vibe
  • Author(s): Rae Stewart
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Late 1990s

You go to Goa for sun, sea, sand and serious prawn curry. For cheap drugs, full moon parties and a time-warped hippy vibe. To find yourself, lose yourself, chill yourself right out. But murder? Police corruption? Obsessive revenge? Maybe...

The Orphans

The Orphans
  • Author(s): Annemarie Neary
  • Location(s): Goa, London
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Eight-year-old Jess and her little brother were playing at the water’s edge when their parents vanished. For hours the children held hands and waited for them to return. But nobody ever came back. Years later, Jess has become a...

Lemon Seas

Lemon Seas
  • Author(s): Neil Beardmore
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

Goa: this was the break Rich had waited for, what with a broken marriage and his mother’s death. At last he could breathe again on a beach lined with palm trees. The discovery of the body of an Indian...

The Body in the Bath

The Body in the Bath
  • Author(s): Marissa de Luna
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Present day

As the International Film Festival of India draws to a close, the actress Subrina Basi is found dead in the bath of her hotel room. Subrina appears to have committed suicide, but closer inspection suggests foul play, and Detective...

Postcards from Goa

Postcards from Goa
  • Author(s): Simran Silva
  • Location(s): Goa, Nova Scotia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1945-47, 1998

Goa, India 1945 India sought to reclaim her land from 400 years of Portuguese rule. Amidst the turmoil, and hatred, a friendship is born between two people from opposing sides. As the forbidden friendship deepens, could anything destroy the...

Under the Coconut Tree

Under the Coconut Tree
  • Author(s): Marissa de Luna
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

In the early hours of November 11th the body of Sandeep Shah is discovered, nestled amongst a pile of coconut husks. Detective Arthur Chupplejeep and Police Officer Pankaj are called to investigate. From their experience this should be a...

The Sea of Innocence (Simran Singh 3)

The Sea of Innocence (Simran Singh 3)
  • Author(s): Kishwar Desai
  • Location(s): Goa
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Goa, south India. A beautiful holiday hideaway where hippies and backpackers while away the hours. But beneath the clear blue skies lies a dirty secret… Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy...

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