'This is the best murder mystery by an Indian author so far.’ –The Tribune
Title :The Body in The Back Seat
Author : Salil Desai
Publisher: Gyaana Books (2011)
Genre: Thriller Fiction
Senior Inspector Saralkar has just returned to his desk after attending an exasperating session of the Secrets of Living course for police officers in Pune. He is now waiting to sink his teeth into a new case.
A body has been found in the back seat of a car in the tow yard of the Chaturshringi Police Station. To PSI Motkar it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide, but the senior inspector is not convinced. He has a dark little soul that's always conjuring up homicide.
Salil Desai is an author and film-maker. His stories have been published in several anthologies and magazines, including Stories at the Coffee Table, The Shrinking Woman and Other Stories, Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage Soul, Vanilla Desires, Chicken Soup for the Indian College Soul; and Journeys, an international collection. Over 300 articles, travelogues, and stories have appeared in The Times of India, Indian Express, Alive, ME, DNA and Sahara Time. He also conducts workshops on fiction writing and film-making for British Library.