We're delighted to announce the sale of journalist Puja Changoiwala's Front Page Murders to Hachette India at auction.
'The Front Page Murders' is the true story of a Mumbai serial killer being narrated by a crime reporter who covered the stories for Hindustan Times. The book chronicles a day to day account of 21 days in April, 2012, when the fivemurder cases involving accused Vijay Palande came to the fore.
Palande, who targeted dreamers, mainly Bollywood aspirants in Mumbai, had an uncomplicated modus operandi – befriend the target, gauge his wealth,murder him, hack his body into pieces, and abandon his remains in the Western Ghats. Equipped with the sophistication of Charles Sobhraj, the nonchalance of serial killer Raman Raghav and the cruelty of Jack the Ripper, Palande had the country and its journalists hooked.
The narrative covers the suspense that gripped the media as the five murders gradually unfolded, the panic that struck the Mumbai police and the outrage that engulfed the country. It delves into the functioning of daily crime reporting and police investigations, providing comic, startling, even appalling insights into the worlds of journalism and crime.