Who Kissed Me in the Dark

by Ruskin Bond

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3594-0
  2. Pages: 144 pages
  3. Date: February 2017


When the light came on again, she had vanished.
Who had kissed me in the dark?
As no one came forward to admit to the deed, I could only make wild guesses.

A mysterious kiss from a stranger, a sudden infiltration of frogs in a fountain till they are sent off to a zoo, a dead hotel manager with a false nose, a case of death by poisoning that inspires a legendary detective. The stories in this collection bring out the joys, sorrows and excitement of life in a hill-station. Who Kissed Me in the Dark will entertain, amuse and bring a lump to the throat.


Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, and now has over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of short stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from Sahitya Akademi—one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.

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