Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, India, by Deepa Anappara, May 18, 2021

This is not only a debut novel but ALSO winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel 2021

Some illuminating photos of Mumbai that Doris found for us

Deepa Anappara author page from Stop, You’re Killing Me!

Author website for Deepa Anappara

A list of the many awards for which this novel has been chosen

YouTube interview with Deepa Anappara (49:42, interview begins around 2:45) from the Friends of the Alameda Free Library (this is a much-watch!)

‘Djinn Patrol’ Captures The Lost Light Of India’s Vanished Children from NPR, 7-minute audio plus transcript

Book Discussion Questions from Book and Family Chat

Excerpt from Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line from CrimeReads

Reviews and Commentary

Who Cares About One Missing Child in an Indian Slum? Another Child, the New York Times Book Review

Holding Its Own: On Deepa Anappara’s “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line” , Los Angeles Review of Books

In ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line,’ an unforgettable voice emerges from an Indian slum, The Washington Post

Review and comment from Armed with a Book

Review of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line from The Guardian

Review of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line from BookReporter