Devi Mystery of the Kolkata Murders – Prasun Roy


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Kolkata has dressed up like a bride for the grand festival of Durga Puja. Amidst the festivities, a dramatic turn of events unfolds as a fugitive business baron, Durgacharan Mahesh is being extradited to India from Spain, transiting via Kolkata before reaching Mumbai. Three days before Durgacharan’s arrival, his brother-in-law, Vasudeva Patel, is found murdered, with the word ‘DEVI’ written in blood beside the body. This marks the beginning of a series of baffling and brutal crimes coinciding with each day of Durga Puja. On Maha Chaturthi, a precious jewel-studded conch belonging to a 260-year-old Durga idol gets stolen. On the subsequent days, more bodies emerge with a host of clues, prompting the police commissioner to launch an investigation along with his best men.
The victims harbour dark secrets. The clues twist and writhe and refuse to keep still. Meanwhile, the killer observes the investigation, knowing that they can’t be stopped. Mystery intensifies and reaches a crescendo just as the city erupts in joyous fervour and gets ready for Navami and Dashami.
How are all the victims linked? What is the strange connection of the murder weapons? Most importantly, who is DEVI? The answers lie in this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the nail-biting, heart-stopping climax!


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