Murder at Jaipur: A Maya Mallick Mystery
(Book 3 in the series)
Synopsis: When the world's priciest ruby disappears from a family home in Jaipur and suspicion falls on friends and family members, P.I. Maya becomes involved in the search for the missing ruby and will have to use her investigative skills to discover why it was stolen. Loyalty and friendship between friends and family are put to the test as P.I. Maya investigates.
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Praise for Season:
“Wow! Season of Sacrifice is an incredible mystery. It knocked me off my feet and left me considering the questions it poses long after I finished. I will definitely be the first in line for the next Maya Mallick mystery.” (Five-star review by Crittermom in NetGalley and GoodReads)
“Readers will look forward to seeing more of the astute Maya.” (Publisher’s Weekly)
“Novelist and cookbook author Kirchner (Goddess of Fire, 2016, etc.) infuses her overcomplicated debut mystery with all the flavors and scents of India.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A current political issue is highlighted in this gripping private investigator novel.” (Breakaway Reviewers)
“This was an interesting mystery! It delved into some relevant political context as background for motives, which drew in the reader. Looking forward to more of PI Maya Mallick!” (Krystal in GoodReads)
A missing domestic-violence counselor. A wealthy and callous husband. A dangerous romance.
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Kareena Sinha, an Indian-American domestic-violence counselor, disappears from her Seattle home. When the police dismiss suspicions that she herself was a victim of spousal abuse, her best friend, Mitra Basu, a young landscape designer, resolves to find her. Mitra’s search reveals glimpses of a secret life involving her friend and a Bollywood actor of ill repute. Following the trail, Mitra is lured back to India where she uncovers the actor’s ties to the Mumbai underworld and his financial difficulties – landing her into a web of life-threatening intrigue where Mitra can’t be sure of Kareena’s safety or her own.
PRAISE FOR TULIP SEASON
“Mitra is gunpowder chutney to the mystery genre, her adventures a hot refreshing blast of sumptuous storytelling. Bharti Kirchner has once again conquered another literary field. HighlyAddictive. Skye Moody, Author of the mystery Three Bags Full
"An evocative look at Seattle's darker side." Cara Black, author of the mystery novel, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge.
"A multi-layered mystery. Lovely and compelling." Curt Colbert, co-author of the upcoming mystery novel, Dial ‘C’ for Chihuahua.