The Betelnut Killers by Manisha Lakhe

Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Chimanbhai Shah is the content, mild-mannered owner of a grocery shop in Portland. When Supriya, the sexy siren, draws his customers away to her slick new store, it leads to a sudden downturn in his business. In desperation, the Shahs turn to Osmanbhai, a Mumbai supari killer, to help them get rid of their competition. The book is a farcical black comedy about an NRI Gujarati family where The Sopranos meets Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron; ambition leads to crime; passion overwhelms reason; and trial transforms into tragedy.