Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup

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There's a caste system even in murder.Seven years ago, Vivek 'Vicky' Rai, the playboy son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, murdered Ruby Gill at a trendy restaurant in New Delhi simply because she refused to serve him a drink. Now Vicky Rai is dead, killed at his farmhouse at a party he had thrown to celebrate his acquittal. The police search each and every guest. Six of them are discovered with guns in their possession. In this elaborate murder mystery we join Arun Advani, India's best-known investigative journalist, as the lives of these six suspects unravel before our eyes: a corrupt bureaucrat; an American tourist; a stone-age tribesman; a Bollywood sex symbol; a mobile phone thief; and an ambitious politician. Each is equally likely to have pulled the trigger. Inspired by actual events, Vikas Swarup's eagerly awaited second novel is both a riveting page turner and an insightful peek into the heart and soul of contemporary India.

About Vikas Swarup

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Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and Q&A
Published July 28, 2008 by Doubleday. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Indian literary novel may be riding high, but there is such a shortage of crime fiction set in India's capital that Vikas Swarup can be considered a pioneer after producing this whopping book.

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The author who gave us Slumdog Millionaire returns with more infectious love of India and more half-baked plotting.

Jul 23 2009 | Read Full Review of Six Suspects

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Book Review. SIX SUSPECTS by Vikas Swarup ... The police round up six
suspects, including an American tourist and Vicky's own father. Vicky had lots of ...

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The Independent

Each character has a weapon: a British Webley & Scott, an Austrian Glock, a German Walther PPK, an Italian Beretta, a Chinese Black Star pistol and a locally improvised katta – perhaps a comment on India's rapid globalisation.

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