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The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira

The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira

A Janardan Maity Mystery

Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
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Those closest to you often have the most to hide. With its pristine beaches, clear turquoise waters and an ancient lighthouse towering over it, the picturesque hamlet of Movim in Goa seems like the perfect holiday spot for detective Janardan Maity and his friend, Prakash Ray. But when the father of a local teenage girl receives a letter asking for a large sum of money in exchange for his daughter, Maity and Prakash find themselves in the thick of an unlikely mystery. For they discover that the girl has not been kidnapped at all, and is in fact still safe and sound in her house. As they begin to investigate, the duo realizes that the residents of the tiny village – a popular young priest; a retired teacher; an indiscreet ex-sailor; and a god-fearing old widow – are not what they seem. And, of course, there’s Sally Sequeira – the frail and shy girl who keeps to herself, but steps out onto the beach in the night to dance to tunes her father plays on his piano. What truth does the village of Movim hide? Who is the mysterious man that Sally has been seen with recently? And how will Janardan Maity solve a crime that has not yet been committed?

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: May/2024

ISBN: 9780143464211

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira

A Janardan Maity Mystery

Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Those closest to you often have the most to hide. With its pristine beaches, clear turquoise waters and an ancient lighthouse towering over it, the picturesque hamlet of Movim in Goa seems like the perfect holiday spot for detective Janardan Maity and his friend, Prakash Ray. But when the father of a local teenage girl receives a letter asking for a large sum of money in exchange for his daughter, Maity and Prakash find themselves in the thick of an unlikely mystery. For they discover that the girl has not been kidnapped at all, and is in fact still safe and sound in her house. As they begin to investigate, the duo realizes that the residents of the tiny village – a popular young priest; a retired teacher; an indiscreet ex-sailor; and a god-fearing old widow – are not what they seem. And, of course, there’s Sally Sequeira – the frail and shy girl who keeps to herself, but steps out onto the beach in the night to dance to tunes her father plays on his piano. What truth does the village of Movim hide? Who is the mysterious man that Sally has been seen with recently? And how will Janardan Maity solve a crime that has not yet been committed?

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Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Bhaskar Chattopadhyay is an author and screenwriter. He started his career translating Bengali and Hindi writers such as Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. He now writes mystery fiction and thrillers. He has also written several books on filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Bhaskar's first feature screenplay releases in October 2024. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons, and teaches screenwriting at York University.

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