Harini Nagendra is a professor of ecology at Azim Premji University, and a well-known public speaker and writer on issues of nature and sustainability. She is internationally recognized for her scholarship on sustainability, with honors that include a 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences, and a 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award. Her non-fiction books include Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future, and two books co-authored with Seema Mundoli – So Many Leaves, and Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities. The Bangalore Detectives Club is her first crime fiction novel.
Harini lives in Bangalore with her family, in a home filled with maps. She loves trees, mysteries, and traditional recipes.
The Bangalore Detectives Club is out in the US on May 3, and is the first in a new series set in colonial Bangalore featuring sari-clad detective Kaveri Murthy and her husband Ramu. The next book in the series, Murder Under The Red Moon, will be out in May 2023. Follow Harini on twitter @HariniNagendra, instagram @harini.nagendra or at her website at www.harininagendra.com.