On the 4th November, join us for the virtual launch of Leela Soma’s highly anticipated new novel, Murder at the Mela. In this eagerly awaited addition to Tartan Noir, Glasgow’s first Asian DI joins the ranks of great fictional Scottish detectives.
Alok Patel is thrown in at the deep end as newly promoted DI with his first investigation, the brutal murder of an Asian woman at Glasgow’s Mela Festival. Facing prejudice from his work colleagues and suspicion from the Asian community, Patel struggles to balance the pressures of his rank, relationships, and racism.
This murder-mystery explores beyond the hate that lurks in Glasgow’s darkest corners, exposing the hate that exists in the very streets we walk. As tensions among Glasgow’s communities threaten to boil over, another body turns up. Whether fuelled by revenge or rivalry, Patel must get through a growing list of suspects and get to the bottom of the murders.