Synopses & Reviews
Sonia Samarth couldn't have predicted it--after only a day, her first advertisement had drawn dozens of responses. In the bustling city of Pune, India, with its winding alleys and exotic customs, Sonia is launching a brand new business: private investigation--using Hindu astrology as a crime-solving tool. In an ancient city steeped in tradition, Sonia's unique brand of investigation is raising eyebrows. But she seems to have found a niche--and, before long, a case of murder.
When a cat leads Sonia to her very first investigation, she quickly unmasks a killer, using astrology as her guide. Suddenly clients begin streaming in: a persistent, handsome TV personality; a terrified bride-to-be; a missing husband with suicidal tendencies...all challenge Sonia's astrological abilities to prevent a crime. All apparently isolated experiences, but bound by an invisible thread. And while Sonia has stellar success in unraveling the truth, very soon she'll have to look closely at her own stars. Because the most notorious international criminal has just crossed Sonia's path--and he has his own plans for her future!
This first title in a new series introduces private investigator Sonia Samarth, whose unique blend of Indian astrological insights and modern sleuthing techniques lead her straight into the path of a murderer. Original.
About the Author
Manjiri Prabhu holds a Ph.D. in films/communication science and is a children's television producer. She lives in Pune, India, where she is at work on the next novel featuring the Stellar Investigations Detective Agency, which Dell will publish in 2005.