Murder at the Mela Book Launch

From: November 4th 2020 until November 4th 2020

In November we’re usually gearing up to welcome readers and writers into the Baths as part of Book Week Scotland. Sadly we can’t do that this year but here’s a few events that might be of interest, including launches and a discussion event from our regular Book Week Scotland collaborators Ringwood Publishing.


Murder at the Mela by Leela Soma

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 7pm-8.30pm

Leela Soma’s new novel, Murder at the Mela, is an eagerly awaited addition to Tartan Noir in which Glasgow’s first Asian DI joins the ranks of great fictional Scottish detectives. Alok Patel is thrown in at the deep end as newly promoted DI with his first investigation, the brutal murder of an Asian woman at Glasgow’s Mela Festival. Facing prejudice from his work colleagues and suspicion from the Asian community, Patel struggles to balance the pressures of his rank, relationships, and racism. This murder-mystery explores the hate that lurks in Glasgow’s darkest corners. As tensions among Glasgow’s communities threaten to boil over, another body is discovered, and Patel must get through a growing list of suspects to solve the case.

The launch will feature exclusive readings and a live Q&A with the author and special guest author Zoe Strachan.

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