Under the Eye of Kali

Under the Eye of Kali

by Susan Oleksiw


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In subtropical South India, Anita Ray helps run her aunt's hotel, Hotel Delite. When one of the guests becomes ill and another turns up dead, Anita is determined to find the culprit. At the same time she must cope with her aunt's increasingly erratic behavior and her own ambivalence about her close friend, Anand, who wants her to meet his parents. Anita's investigations take the reader into the scenes behind the beautiful resorts and picturesque beaches, where she traps a killer.

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ISBN-13: 9781594148712
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 05/19/2010
Series: An Anita Ray Mystery
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan Oleksiw is the author of two mystery series, the first featuring Chief of Police Joe Silva in the town of Mellingham and the second introducing Anita Ray, and Indian American photographer living in India at her aunt's hotel. Susan has lived and traveled extensively in India, and evokes the many aspects of life in India in her fiction.

Oleksiw is also known for her nonfiction work. She has written extensively on crime fiction, including her first book. A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery, which is considered a basic reference on British mysteries.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
Kovalam, India is a popular tourist town as people come from around the world to visit sites like the Balabhadrakali Temple. American Anita Ray stays in the city not to sightsee, but to help her Auntie Meena run her eight-room Hotel Delite. One of the guests, middle aged American Jean, vanishes on the same night her friend Marge is taken to the Anandabudhi Hospital after she contracts food poisoning at the Bamboo Village restaurant where Anita and her Brahmin boyfriend Anand also dined. Other guests ignore the duet as they go about their itineraries. Pam plans to visit the Suchindram Temple; Candy treks to Trivandrum; Emily wants to know more about Kali. However, Anita is concerned about Jean, who illegally was going to bring medical supplies into Myanmar. Deciding to investigate, she asks youthful assistant Peeru to watch over the photo shop she owns so she can explore the rice paddies until she learns what happened to Jean and then she must decide what to do next. The location is excellent as this South India city comes alive to anchor this enjoyable amateur sleuth tale. Anita, apparently the star of short stories not read by me, is an obstinate American working in the land of her family, who cannot stop herself from investigating in order to catch a killer. This strong whodunit also contains a deep underlying message to embrace your heritage and not turn your back on your roots. Filled with suspense, readers will relish a trip to India during tourist season. Harriet Klausner