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The Blue Bar (Blue Mumbai Thriller Book 1) by [Damyanti Biswas]

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"The Blue Bar will change you, haunt you, and have you understanding the world in a different way."

"An intense, visceral thriller that will leave you breathless!" -Lisa Gardner

" of those books that tattoos itself onto your bones..." -Jess Lourey

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On a recent weekend walking a busy downtown street, I spotted the remnants of the night before: a snag of satin threads on a loose nail and a couple of errant sequins sparkling in front of a popular venue. I imagined laughter, people tripping over each other in excitement to see their favorite band.

But for detectives, those same ephemera might be clues.

What if the person who wore those sequins never made it home? What if they weren’t the only one who had disappeared?

When his girlfriend, Tara Mondal, disappeared more than a decade before, Mumbai Inspector Arnav Singh Rajput had hoped she’d just gone on to a better life. On the surface, he’d moved on—become a successful detective and even a bit of a ladies’ man. But he’d never purged the memory of Tara, and he’d always held out hope. Now, blue sequins—like those Tara was wearing the day she disappeared—are scattered over the shallow graves of brutally murdered women. Are the sequins a coincidence or a calling card?

The Blue Bar is the start of an exciting new series following the unrelenting and appealing Inspector Rajput.

—Jessica Tribble Wells, Editor

About the Author

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is coeditor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Damyanti is also a supporter of Project WHY, a program that provides quality education to underprivileged children in New Delhi. Apart from being a novelist, Damyanti is an avid reader of true crime, a blogger, and an animal lover. Her ambition has always been to live in a home with more books than any other item, and she continues to work toward that. For more information, visit

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09NKMQ9RK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (Jan. 1 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5549 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 390 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore. Her short stories have been published in magazines in the US, UK, and Asia, and she helps edit the Forge Literary Magazine. She runs a 15-year old blog at, where she speaks about her life, writing and reading.

Her debut crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin, has been optioned for screen by Endemol Shine. Her next, The Blue Bar, part of the Blue Mumbai series, was published Jan 1 2023 by Thomas & Mercer. In a starred review, Publisher's Weekly called it an exceptional, unforgettable crime thriller and a searing portrait of marginalized people struggling for survival.

The sequel, The Blue Monsoon, will be published in October 2023.

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