"Packed with wild cat-and-mouse chases…hidden identities... hilarious policemen... pepper spray cans... wicked auto drivers - all delivered with good doses of laughs." – The Telegraph

"A breath of fresh air, where intelligent comedy is served in its full glory." The Sunday Tribune

"Has that delicious mix of slapstick and near believability that can tickle the ribs." – ​​​​​

"A delightful read. May the Chatterjee Institute of Detection keep on sleuthing in sequels." - ​ Jug Suraiya, Author & Columnist, The Times of India

"Good old detective fiction with a touch of levity that will grip readers and keep them in stitches. " - E. P. Unny, Author & Cartoonist, Indian Express

When four-year-old Pinky Chaddha flunks the nursery entrance examination of Bangalore’s snootiest convent school, her hyper-ambitious mother Mrs Pammi Chaddha hires the one man who can secure her daughter’s admission – Mr Chatterjee sole proprietor of The Chatterjee Institute of Detection and reluctant investigator of disappearing drivers, missing maids and misplaced cats.

But to succeed, Mr Chatterjee must first contend with Sister D’Souza, the formidable headmistress of the school.



Confronted by an adversary as Machiavellian as the criminal masterminds that he dreams of hunting down, Mr Chatterjee soon finds himself running out of ideas, running out of luck and running half-naked down the streets of Bengaluru to evade villainous policemen with arresting moustaches. His only hope lies in unearthing the mysterious secret that the Sister has so carefully concealed from the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, time is not on his side… worse still, his personal assistant, the utterly inept Miss Jolly is …