This book, from India, has such a wonderful sense of place and culture, partially due to the "tone" of the writing, which is beautifully lyrical.
From the Blurb:
The mysterious and alluring Pramila, resident of Avantika Heights, is brutally murdered. Sudhir Das, the security guard from the Golden Red Security Agency, is caught red-handed.
In steps Sudhir's boss, young Orko Deb, the hesitant avenger.
His cautious sleuthing, all over Kolkata, throws up more questions than answers.
Who is Pramila?