Hold on a Minute I’m in the Middle of a Murder

October 26, 2010

That’s the title of one of the hottest pulp fiction offerings today in India, and it’s coming to us soon. Booksellers across the ocean have observed the meteroic success of those Swedish writers who have taken American readers by storm, and are hoping the oh-so popular Tamil pulps–mysteries, thrillers, and romances–translated into English find a similar welcome here. Tamil has always been the language of high culture in India, and since the early 20th century has become the choice of pulp authors influenced by western culture’s dime novels and British penny dreadfuls. NPR’s Morning Edition ran the story today, and to whet our appetites for this new sub-genre, provided some juicy excerpts, too.

Barbara L. , Reader’s Services


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