by Sharmila Kantha

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2475-3
  2. Pages: 396 pages
  3. Date: January 2015


January 2009. The global economic crisis is starting to make its presence felt in India, Delhi is reeling under an unprecedented cold wave and Ramji has just discovered the body of Prakash Sahni, India’s top tycoon. Summoned by Mataji, formidable matriarch of the Sahni family, to find her son’s murderer, Ramji sets off to investigate Prakash’s dealings, both business and personal. Aided by his comrade in Delhi Police, Riaz Khan, and Prakash’s conflicted adolescent son Rana, Ramji uncovers a murky web of financial irregularities and family intrigues that threaten to shake the very foundations of the Sahni business empire and destabilize an already turbulent nation. As if that were not enough, the beautiful and unconventional Lata lands unexpectedly on Ramji’s doorstep, sending his heart racing. Will he be able to solve the case and handle his feelings for Lata, or will he be overcome by the villainous forces ganging up against him?
An entertaining murder mystery that also captures the essence of life in Delhi, Business Unusual keeps you guessing till the very last page.


Sharmila Kantha spends her time alternating between writing fiction and dealing with facts. She has worked as a teacher in Beijing, a bank officer in Delhi, a microfinance consultant in Kathmandu and an online business researcher in Kuala Lumpur, as she moved around with her diplomat husband. Her previous publications include two picture books for children, the novels Just the Facts, Madamji and A Break in the Circle, and three books on Indian corporate history.