Monabi Mitra was born in Calcutta and educated at Loreto House, Presidency College and Jadavpur University. She teaches English at Scottish Church College, Calcutta. As the wife of an Indian Police Service offi cer she has developed a keen interest in police procedure. This has led to the writing of the DSP Bikram series.
The dashing grey-eyed policeman, poster boy of the Calcutta Police Station, Inspector Bikram, has landed a case that refuses to solve itself out.
The police are still fumbling with the murder of the small-time film producer, Piloo Adhikary, found dead with his two dogs on Diwali night. Assumed to be a simple crime of passion, the so-called wife being the prime suspect, the case grew murkier when her body was found floating in a pond.
The clues point to a larger racket of money laundering, shady business deals and small-time illegal arms deals, the involvement of Gaur Mohan Lal, a wheeler dealer of some clout in the film industry, and Morari Koyal, the owner of a fishing trawler.
Will Bikram be able to expose the murky underbelly of the city‰۪s most affluent and influential?