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Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

Death under the deodars: When the mystery unfolds

A collection of new stories by Ruskin Bond, set in enthralling Mussoorie, will be your perfect partner this weekend.

books Updated: Dec 08, 2016 17:42 IST
Nabanita Das
Nabanita Das
Hindustan Times
The book narrates stories of the adventures of Miss Ripley Bean.
The book narrates stories of the adventures of Miss Ripley Bean.
         

As winters set in the Capital, the cosy blankets, the coffee mugs, the warm shawls come out of the closets. Along with this, another thing that peeps out happily is books on mystery, crime and detection. As we get reminded of the legendary sleuths of the West immediately, there are detectives back home, who are adept in solving mysteries in their unique detection techniques. Miss Ripley Bean, the immortal character created by Ruskin Bond, returns this winter with eight brand new adventures which she resolves with ease.

Set in the eerie locales of Mussoorie of the bygone era, the anthology has intriguing cases where myriad of characters ranging from an adulterous couple to a Daryaganj strangler play their part. As the elderly investigator, reminiscent of Miss Jane Marple from Christie’s novels, with her terrier Fluff and her accomplices Mr Lobo and Nandu ruminate over these curious cases, not only the young readers, but also the aged feel the pace of the narrative and get hooked till the end.

Facts
  • Title: Death Under The Deodars — The Adventures of Miss Ripley Bean
  • Author: Ruskin Bond
  • Publisher:Penguin Random House India
  • Price: 399

First Published: Dec 08, 2016 17:19 IST