Arjun Raj Gaind is one of India's best known comic book writers. He is the creator and author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling graphic novels, Empire of Blood, Reincarnation Man, The Mighty Yeti, Project: Kalki, Blade of the Warrior: Kshatriya, and A Brief History of Death. A Very Pukka Murder is his debut novel, the first in a trilogy featuring the adventures of Maharaja Sikander Singh, set against the backdrop of princely India during the heyday of the British Raj.
"Armchair travelers, mystery readers and history lovers are sure to
enjoy this interesting twist on life in the British Empire." -
"Set in the tiny princely state of Rajpore, Indian comic book writer Gaind's first novel is both a satisfying locked-room mystery and a keenly observed comedy of manners. Fans of traditional mysteries and those with an interest in British colonial history will be rewarded." - Publishers Weekly
"The first in a planned trilogy featuring the sleuthing prince is a well-executed mystery in the classic British mold presented from a very un-British viewpoint and packed with fascinating details about life among the Anglo-Indian upper class during the heyday of the Raj." - Kirkus