November 2016 Fiction & Entertainment Bitter Lemon Press

Inspector Gowda

Chain of Custody Anita Nair

Inspector Gowda

Chain of Custody
Anita Nair


Paperback | Nov 2016 | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781908524744 | 324pp | 197x133mm | GEN | AUD$17.99, NZD$22.99

Inspector Gowda is back in another nail-biting thriller set in Bangalore India, the city now a hub for child trafficking.

How is twelve-year-old Nandita's disappearance connected to the murder of a well-known lawyer? What services has college student Rekha been persuaded to perform by her 'boyfriend'? Who is the mysterious crime lord lurking just out of sight? And who, just who, is Krishna?It begins as a search for a missing girl, but the case takes a more sinister turn when Inspector Gowda finds himself embroiled in Bangalore's child-trafficking racket. Negotiating insensitive laws, indifferent officials, uncooperative witnesses, not to mention wife, son and lover on the home front, Gowda must race against time to a finish line he can't yet see.

"I love Inspector Gowda.  He is a brilliant creation, loveable, flawed, smart and doggedly determined.  A truly good man in a bad world."  Peter James, winner of the 2016 Diamond Dagger and author of Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead

Read the review of Chain of Custody in SHOTS Magazine 

Ian Rankin names four favourite novels for 2016 in the Guardian (Nov 26), includes Chain of Custody by Anita Nair: ‘concerns child slavery in Bangalore and is both brutal and sympathetic, with an all-too-human (and not entirely likable) cop hero.’