The best detective novels from India

TWO LISTS OF THE BEST INDIAN DETECTIVE NOVELS

THE 5 BEST INDIAN DETECTIVE NOVELS

DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE BY DEEPA ANAPPARA (2020) 345 PAGES ★★★★★ — A DEEPLY AFFECTING TALE OF CHILD TRAFFICKING IN INDIA TODAY

THE CASE OF THE DEADLY BUTTER CHICKEN (VISH PURI #3 OF 5) BY TARQUIN HALL (2012) 354 PAGES ★★★★★ — INDIA’S #1 PRIVATE DETECTIVE IS AN UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER

MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY BY NEV MARCH (2020) 392 PAGES ★★★★★ — A BRILLIANT DEBUT NOVEL BASED ON AN UNSOLVED MURDER

THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL (PERVEEN MISTRY #1) BY SUJATA MASSEY (2018) 401 PAGES ★★★★★ — THE FIRST WOMAN LAWYER IN BOMBAY SOLVES A BAFFLING MYSTERY

A RISING MAN (WYNDHAM AND BANERJEE #1) BY ABIR MUKHERJEE (2017) 390 PAGES ★★★★★ — A BRILLIANT HISTORICAL DETECTIVE NOVEL SET IN INDIA FOLLOWING WORLD WAR I

THE FULL LIST OF THE BEST INDIAN DETECTIVE NOVELS I’VE REVIEWED

THE VISH PURI SERIES BY TARQUIN HALL

SUJATA MASSEY’S PERVEEN MISTRY NOVELS

THE WYNDHAM AND BANERJEE BOOKS BY ABIR MUKHERJEE

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member