The Menagerie and Other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries is an extraordinary collection of some of the best suspense thrillers featuring Byomkesh Bakshi, authored by well-known Bengali author, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.
Summary of the Book
Byomkesh Bakshi is considered to be one of the most popular and enduring creations in Bengali literature. The adventures of Byomkesh Bakshi are largely based on such greats as Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Chesterton’s Father Brown. Bakshi’s appeal as the self-styled investigator, a detective not by profession but by passion, found him a huge and dedicated fan following among generations of readers. This collection of stories, all set in Calcutta of 50’s and 60’s, brings forth four nail-biting mysteries featuring the ace detective – The Menagerie, The Jewel Case, The Will That Vanished, and The Quills of the Porcupine. Brilliantly translated by Sreejata Guha, this book will make for an enthralling and riveting read for all crime fiction enthusiasts.
About Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay is a renowned Bengali writer. His first literary venture was a book of poems, published in 1919. He was also actively involved in Bengali cinema as well as Bollywood. His most famous creation is the fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshi. He was honored with the Rabindra Puraskar in 1967 for his novel Tungabhadrar Tirey. He was also awarded the Smriti Puraskar by Calcutta University.