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Bye, Bye, Motabhai!

Bye, Bye, Motabhai!
  • Author(s): Kala Sambasivan, Ambika Sambasivan (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Ahmedabad, West India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Do you ever think of your future – dream about becoming an astronaut, a surgeon or a wildlife photographer? What if animals too have such ambitions? What if a rhesus monkey wishes to be a school bus driver or...

The Girl and the Tiger

The Girl and the Tiger
  • Author(s): Paul Rosolie
  • Location(s): Karnataka, Western Ghats
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

Isha is a girl who loves animals but struggles in the confines of school. When she is sent away to live with her grandparents on the Indian countryside, she discovers a sacred grove where a young Bengal tiger has...

The Satapur Moonstone

The Satapur Moonstone
  • Author(s): Sujata Massey
  • Location(s): Western Ghats
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1920s

India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly...

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...

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