A Debut Novel
G.J.V. Prasad
LEAD TIN YELLOW by Doug Gunnery Partridge India, 2015, 241 pp., 450
April 2015, volume 39, No 4

This novel is by the well-known academic, the sociologist of middle-class India, Dipankar Gupta. The Crime Writers Festival at Delhi revealed that he had written LTY under the pseudonym of Doug Gunnery. I wish I hadn’t known. A former colleague at JNU, even if one I don’t personally know, is a difficult writer to review. It is especially so in this case because LTY is DG’s first novel. I cannot begin a review of his book by saying that this quarter boiled crime novel stutters from the start to nearly half way, and stutters again at the end.

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