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Kalpana Swaminathan

'Kalpana Swaminathan' lives in Mumbai, a few streets away from her detective Lalli. Since 'Cryptic Death' (1997), Lalli has appeared in six novels, the most recent being 'Greenlight' (2017). Her other novels include 'Ambrosia for Afters', 'Bougainvillea House' and 'Venus Crossing', which won the Crossword Fiction Award in 2009. Kalpana also writes with Ishrat Syed as Kalpish Ratna. Their most recent work of non-fiction is 'The Secret Life of Zika Virus' (2017).