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Under the Eye of Kali (Anita Ray #1)

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3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Trouble befalls two American tourists staying at the cozy seaside Hotel Delite in southern India. Helping her aunt Meena run the place, photographer and gallery owner Anita Ray is drawn into the mystery. The victims, both women, were nurses, one of whom admitted to smuggling black market medical supplies across the border to those in need. Now one of them is dead, the othe ...more
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published May 19th 2010 by Five Star (ME) (first published 2010)
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Susan
Half American Anita Ray helps her traditional aunt Meena run her hotel in a tourist area in Kerala. They're entertaining a number of Americans when one is taken sick with something more than food poisoning, and another disappears. Even the other tourists put it down to bad karma, but Anita wants to know what happened, and why it all seems to be connected to a man who made reservations at the hotel last year and never turned up. Meena is acting oddly, too, and seems to have a mysterious objection ...more
Bellewitch66
As an initiated Daughter of Kali, through Sharanya.org, I am always on the look out for new (to me) titles on Her.
This book not only fed that, it gave me a new genre of Cozy Mysteries to explore.

I don't think the author is of Indian origin, but she got so much of that correct... The family structures, village and neighborhood web of relationship.

I spent a very enjoyable weekend with this book, and I look forward to finding more in this series!
Patty
I was looking forward to this one, and will keep an eye out for a second one, but overall this one did not move me and I was counting pages til the end. OK atmosphere, OK characters, OK mystery... just an OK book. Nothing more.
Carrie
An interesting mystery about a young woman who helps her aunt run a hotel in India, and what happens when a tourist goes missing there. The writing really set the stage; the India Oleksiw describes is fascinating.
Tessa Eger
Not terribly well written, but kept my attention enough to finish. Enjoyed the Keralan setting and culture. The ending was laugh-out-loud funny. Probably going to read the next one. 2.5 stars
Turi
Great mystery set in Kerala, India. Now I want to go to this wonderful sounding beach! I will definitely read her next "Anita Ray" mystery.
Georgene
Interesting in what the book reveals about the culture of southern India. The mystery part was a bit overblown.
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* Joe Silva Mellingham
* Anita Ray
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