Constable, part of the Little, Brown Book Group, will publish Bangalore-based Harini Nagendra's debut crime fiction series.
Krystyna Green and Sarah Murphy acquired world rights to three books from from Priya Doraswamy at Lotus Lane Literary Agency.
The first in the series, The Bangalore Detectives Club, is set in 1920s colonial Bangalore and introduces the reader to Kaveri, a young bride who, along with husband Ramu, sets out to solve the case of their missing milkman. When a body is discovered and all evidence points to the milkman, it is up to the intrepid Kaveri, with the assistance of Ramu and Inspector Ismail, to prove his innocence and find the murderer before more bodies pile up.
The Bangalore Detectives Club will be published in spring 2022.