NEW DELHI, Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — HarperCollins India is delighted to announce the publication of Gauri Sinh’s new book, ‘The Bollywood Affair’, coming out on 16th September, 2021.
1990s Mumbai. A Bollywood superstar’s home is echoing with mysterious, terrifying wails. Can Akruti and Parvati solve the case?
The Bollywood Affair
By Gauri Sinh
About the Book
What is haunting Bollywood’s reigning superstar?
Late 1990s, Mumbai. Bollywood superstar RK is traumatized by the inexplicable wails that have begun echoing through his sprawling heritage home. Is the superstar really being haunted? Or could the screams have something to do with his latest movie, a Bollywood blockbuster about a haunted house?
Enter former supermodels, the glamorous Akruti Rai and the street-savvy Parvati Samant, private investigators with their own detective agency.
As the plot thickens, and those around RK begin succumbing to what seems like supernatural malice, Akruti and Parvati must solve a crime set against a backdrop of suspicion and fear. After all, they wouldn’t want RK’s lady love, the glamorous screen ingénue Alena, to become the next victim.
Gauri Sinh says, “This book, set in the late 1990s, hearkens to a simpler era where joy was perhaps easier to come by. Reading it allows nostalgia, the permission to skip to a lighter, less complicated moment in time when we still had the luxury of wallowing in our pleasant pastimes. Among them―the poster child of the big, beautiful world of Indian cinema―Bollywood! To all my readers: I do hope this book, in embracing B-Town’s hyper-bombastic late-1990s vibe in the telling of a detective tale, becomes what commercial big-budget Bollywood always stood for―a temporary escape. As very much―a solace.
Swati Daftuar, commissioning editor, says, “We’re so pleased to publish Gauri Sinh’s next book in the series that introduced Akruti and Parvati to us. Clever, wonderfully crafted and led by two strong, whip-smart and brave women, The Bollywood Affair is such a treat of a book for everyone who enjoys reading crime fiction.”
About the Author:
Gauri Sinh is the former Editor of some of India’s biggest lifestyle and entertainment publications. Helming Bombay Times, the lifestyle and entertainment supplement of The Times of India, and, later, DNA After Hrs, gave her close insight into the workings of the country’s glamour world, that also straddled fashion, film, television, art, books, theatre, travel, society, and the fitness and food industries.
Her writing also covers social issues and parenting- she has written numerous popular columns on the same for leading broadsheets and online journals. Having worked on issues concerning today’s youth, her career includes former Editorship of the erstwhile national publication, Femina Girl, and young adult-focused JLT.
Gauri is the author of three previous books, including a non-fiction work. Her earlier books are Dogsend: The Story of Simba (2010), The Garud Prophecies: Sitara’s Story (2015) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (2019). The last one introduced her current lady detective characters, though every book in this series is a stand-alone thriller. Gauri lives and works in Mumbai. Her website is www.gaurisinh.com.
About HarperCollins Publishers India:
HarperCollins Publishers India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins India publishes some of the finest writers from the Indian Subcontinent and around the world, publishing approximately 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalogue of more than 2,000 titles across 10 imprints. Its authors have won almost every major literary award including the Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Award, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Award, Publishing Next Award, Tata Literature Live Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Prize, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and the Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India has been awarded the Publisher of the Year Award three times: at Publishing Next in 2015, and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016 and 2018.
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