Bollywood P.I. Get Ready


Aparajita Patel punches numbers and coddles patients at a health clinic in Santa Barbara, California. Jita's only excitement is a daily dose of Bollywood P.I. on the tube (starring a senior citizen), and creatively dodging her mother’s matchmaking attempts (“no” and “wtf” are not good answers). 

When Jita’s favourite cousin mysteriously disappears, her attempts to find answers are blocked by the police and she strikes out on her own, only to be joined by a collection of misfits along the way...along with the dangerous cop, whose motives are as questionable as his activities. 

When she stumbles upon a bizarre crime operation involving drug smuggling and missing women, the group find themselves on the run for their lives. But everything changes when they discover that beneath this operation brews an insidious plot that will destroy students and professors all across America…along with her cousin.

At the moment of decision, Jita makes an astounding discovery…that life is distilled down to a choice far more elemental than good or evil. And that the decision on what choice to make, always has been – and always will be – inside us.

Advance Praise:

"Priya Khajuria’s deftly written Bollywood P.I. has absolutely everything: it’s funny, it’s smart, it’s exciting—and it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever read, in the best possible way. With Jita, Khajuria has created a sassy, street smart character who also has a beautiful heart, and some seriously good one-liners.  You will not want this book to end. When it does, you’ll want to read it again. If you love Bollywood, you’ll love this book. If you love great books, you’ll love this book. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this book. There are so many reasons to love this book!"

Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of Mating for Life

"BOLLYWOOD P.I. was one of the most enjoyable mysteries I've read in a long time (and I read a lot of mysteries). The characters are hip, the dialog is fun, there's a lot of action, a good plot, and a sweet resolution. What more can you ask for in a mystery? I enjoyed every page and look forward to more from Priya Khajuria." 

Marc Allen, bestselling author and publisher

New World Library

“This is a wonderful, warm, inspiring story that will inspire you and lift your spirits.” 

Brian Tracy

Bestselling author of Eat That Frog!

"Jita is your typical American girl who loves designer knock-offs, can’t find a career to love and is trying to avoid her matchmaking mother without actually avoiding her. But there is one thing Jita loves and that is her favorite television show Bollywood P.I. In fact, one of Jita’s many dreams has been to work as a private investigator, if only she could love one thing for more than five minutes. Then her cousin Sunny goes missing and Jita gets a chance to put her own investigative skills to the test. The police won’t help so she’s determined to find out what’s behind his odd behavior before his disappearance and how it relates to his said disappearance. Author Priya Khajuria has crafted a fun mystery that gets quite serious at times.

Bollywood P.I. offers an intriguing mystery chock full of crazy misfits offering various assistance to Jita along the way. Starting with the somewhat shady Detective Dering, who may or may not actually be trying to figure out what happened to Sunny, and a rifle-wielding Ming, Jita has tons of colorful help on her investigative journey. When Jita stumbles upon a worldwide crime ring, she finds out what kind of woman she really is. Author Priya Khajuria does a great job humanizing Jita so she is more than a caricature, using her relationship with her cousin plus the possible relationship between her and Keith. Between her issues with her father and childhood bullying, it is no wonder Jita stumbled to find her calling in life. But once she does, Bollywood P.I. becomes an immensely satisfying mystery."

Natasha Jackson for Readers’ Favorite

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