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A Taste for Murder

Anjana Rai Chaudhuri
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Poisons. Mayhem.
At Singapore’s premier university.
The Das Sisters follow the trail of a diabolical murderer.
The second of the Das Sisters Mystery Series finds Inspector Dolly Das and her sister, Lily, embroiled in a university murder case. It is 2011. When a Korean postdoctoral fellow from the chemistry department dies suddenly, apparently from a heart attack brought on by food poisoning, canteen stall owner, Lily Das, is in danger of losing her business license. Intent on clearing her name, Lily, with the help of her sister, Dolly, discovers the victim had been deliberately poisoned. When more poisonings occur, endangering the lives of people they know, Lily, and Dolly suspect a serial killer is on the loose on campus. The Das sisters, with the help of their mother, Uma, Dolly’s son, Ash, Lily’s assistants, Vernon and Angie, and the domestic helper, Girlie, must race against time to catch the murderer and stop the killing spree. But can Lily think clearly when she is estranged from her husband? Can Dolly keep her job when her jealous boss is intent on retiring her? Both Lily and Dolly must overcome these challenges to nail an elusive, cruel, and highly dangerous killer.

Published: Aug/2022

ISBN: 9789815017045

Length: 332 Pages

A Taste for Murder

Anjana Rai Chaudhuri

Poisons. Mayhem.
At Singapore’s premier university.
The Das Sisters follow the trail of a diabolical murderer.
The second of the Das Sisters Mystery Series finds Inspector Dolly Das and her sister, Lily, embroiled in a university murder case. It is 2011. When a Korean postdoctoral fellow from the chemistry department dies suddenly, apparently from a heart attack brought on by food poisoning, canteen stall owner, Lily Das, is in danger of losing her business license. Intent on clearing her name, Lily, with the help of her sister, Dolly, discovers the victim had been deliberately poisoned. When more poisonings occur, endangering the lives of people they know, Lily, and Dolly suspect a serial killer is on the loose on campus. The Das sisters, with the help of their mother, Uma, Dolly’s son, Ash, Lily’s assistants, Vernon and Angie, and the domestic helper, Girlie, must race against time to catch the murderer and stop the killing spree. But can Lily think clearly when she is estranged from her husband? Can Dolly keep her job when her jealous boss is intent on retiring her? Both Lily and Dolly must overcome these challenges to nail an elusive, cruel, and highly dangerous killer.

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Anjana Rai Chaudhuri

Anjana Rai Chaudhuri was born in Kolkata, India, and obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the United States. She lived in America for six years, married her Singaporean husband there, finally settling in Singapore. Anjana worked for many years as a research scientist in premier universities (including the University of Oxford, UK) and is the author of a science book chapter, fourteen research papers and review articles published in prestigious chemistry journals. Anjana's love of English Literature led to a BA in English Language and Literature degree from the Singapore University of Social Sciences in 2012. She is a double gold medal winner, for her master's in chemistry and BA in Literature, respectively. Motivated by her husband's diagnosis of chronic leukaemia, Anjana became a founder/moderator of cancer patient support groups, volunteering at the Singapore General Hospital, which led to the hospital awarding her an inspirational caregiver award. Her work with cancer patients led to two publications, one in the prestigious British Medical Journal. Anjana is the author of two works of fiction. Her first novel, a historical romance, The Scent of Frangipani, was published in 2019 by Monsoon Books, UK. In 2021, Penguin Random House, SEA published her second novel, A Time for Murder, a contemporary murder mystery. She is a National Arts Council/Singlit Station grant recipient and a featured speaker at the Singapore Writers Festival. Anjana is an avid reader and in her spare time, watches theatre, movies, and TV with her husband of 32 years.

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