When Lallis niece finds herself at Hilla Drivers seaside villa for a foodie weekend, murder is the last thing on her mind. Shes too busy falling in love with the cook. Also present are a number of Page 3 regulars: a bestselling novelist, a jazz dancer, a broken-hearted model, a fiery feminist with a dramatic past and a respectable housewife with a sordid one, a doctor with a fashionable practice and an industrialist with a yen for horses. Each has a secret waiting to spill. It should have been a great party. But the cook serves up more than food at the Millennial Banquet. Theres murder on the menu and luckily for Hilla, Lalli takes charge. For Lalli is not your ordinary houseguest... Kalpana Swaminathan has lived most of her life in Bombay. She finds the proximity of twelve million lives an inexhaustible source of enchantment. Her most recent novel is Bougainvillea House. Her books for children include Jaldis Friends, an adventure about Mumbais vagrant animals, written in the aftermath of 6 December 1992. Writing with Ishrat Syed as Kalpis Ratna, her articles on books and science appear in many periodicals. Their first book together is a submarine murder mystery, Dr Wrasse of Crystal Rock. They have also authored A Compendium of Family Health.