Cousins Arj, Tam, and Mira are spending their summer vacation in Elathoor, a little village in Kerala when their family home, Lili Villa, is broken into and some jewelry is stolen. The Terrific Three set out to solve the mystery but soon discover that there is no shortage of suspects. Is it Pinching Kodavis or Dumdumchecchi, the milking lady? Is it the mean fisherwoman who starves the cat or the retired nurse who owns a luxury car? Or is it Mani with his upside-down Russian secret? Who could the thief possibly be?
Inspired by her own childhood adventures in small-town Kerala, author Arathi Menon creates a cozy picture of village life, complete with a cast of memorable characters and a parade of mouth-watering food. Laced with tongue-in-cheek humor, this middle-grade charmer offers a window into a world where summer vacations are a magical time, free from rules and schedules, and where the only way to tell time is by keeping track of the snacks.
about the author
Arathi Menon is an author and a columnist, currently based in London. In She published her first book Leaving Home With Half A Fridge in 2015. She has received a highly commendable mention at the 2018 FAB Awards and was a part of a group exhibit at the Tate Modern, London in 2019 and 2020. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She loves a good story, all animals, and pink tuck
And finally, here’s the tour schedule for the tour! Check back on this post after the tour starts to see everyone’s updated post links!