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Cromartie vs The God Shiva

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844088584

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By the bestselling author of Black Narcissus and The River

‘One of our best and most captivating novelists’ Philip Hensher

‘Her craftsmanship is always sureNew York Times

A revered effigy of the god Shiva is missing from the Patna Hall Hotel on south India’s exquisite Coromandel coast. Was it stolen, and to whom does it belong? Young lawyer Michael Dean, sent from London to argue the case for the defence, falls under the spell of Artemis, a graceful archaeologist who is staying at the hotel; but she proves as elusive as the mystery of the theft he is working on.

Her final novel, Cromartie vs The God Shiva is a magical, evocative exploration of art, love, class and greed set in Godden’s beloved southern India.

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[Godden] writes with grace and a cheerfully lilting prose. . . . A tale of quiet sleuthing, romance, and grand tragedy . . . A delight for Godden's many followers
Her craftsmanship is always sure; her understanding of character is compassionate and profound; her prose is pure, delicate, and gently witty
New York Times on Rumer Godden
A complex tale, fraught with mystery . . . Readers who enjoy far-away cultures will find this tale a treat
Library Journal