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In The Spotlight: Anita Nair’s A Cut-Like Wound

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Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Police procedures (and therefore, procedurals) vary in different parts of the world. That makes sense, too, as they are impacted by resources, culture, and more. Let’s take a look at the way police procedures work in modern Begalaru/Bangalore today, and turn the spotlight on Anita Nair‘s A Cut-Like Wound, the first of her Inspector Borei Gowda novels.

The novel begins on the first day of Ramzan/Ramadan. A man gets dressed for a night out: a sari, expensive pearl earrings, and makeup that turn him into a woman called Bhuvana. As she walks through one of the bazaars, Bhuvana attracts the attention of a young man, and the interest is definitely mutual. Then, an interloper points out that Bhuvana is not a woman. For that, the interloper pays with his life.

Gowda and his assistant, Sub-Inspector Santosh, are assigned the…

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Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

2 comments on “In The Spotlight: Anita Nair’s A Cut-Like Wound

  1. Thank you for the re-post 🙂

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