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Samyukta Bhowmick is a lifelong devotee of the Golden Age of crime fiction from the 1920s to the 1940s and its uniquely unsettling combination of outward respectability and inner turmoil. Her debut novel, A Fatal Distraction, is, in part, a homage to that childhood fascination with violence in otherwise cosy settings.

Born in Kolkata, raised in Kuwait and educated largely in the United States, Samyukta has had an outwardly conventional, respectable life and corporate career. Now, in her writing, it’s time to explore the inner turmoil!

She lives in Delhi with her two children, her husband and her cat.

A Fatal Distraction will be published by Juggernaut Books.