Necropolis is a gorgeously written and tightly plotted mystery novel that brings the city of Delhi alive, in ways both enchanting and provocative. The novel follows Sajan Dayal, a detective in pursuit of a serial (though nonlethal) collector of fingers. Dayal's team encounters would-be vampires and werewolves, and a woman named Razia who may or may not be centuries old. Guided by Singh's gorgeous and masterful writing, the novel peels back layers of a Delhi in thrall to its past, hostage to its present and bitterly divided as to its future.
About the Author
Avtar Singh is the author of The Beauty of These Present Things. He has worked as a magazine editor in Mumbai and Delhi. He lives in Delhi with his wife, son, and singing dog.