Kamakshi P Murti is a professor of German and European Studies. Murti’s passion for teaching has taken her through Asia, Europe and America but has not overtaken her interest in writing. She has authored various books including India: The Seductive and Seduced ‘Other’ of German Orientalism and To Veil or not to Veil: Europe’s Shape-Shifting ‘Other’. Her fictional writing also includes Murders Most Matronly and children’s books.
Publisher: Juggernaut Books
Murders Most Matronly is the tale of cousins Leela and Meena Rao, widows of twin brothers, who lead quiet retired lives in Tucson, Arizona, until a serial killer descends on their South-Asian community, targeting elderly women. Leela is a retired professor of behavioral clinical psychology from the University of Arizona, and Meena, a retired corporate lawyer. They persuade Deputy Chief of Police Murali Kalluri to let them assist him in catching the killer. Their sleuthing instincts turn out to be invaluable. As the killer’s behavior escalates, however, Kalluri realizes that his two assistants fit the profile of the victims.