Yellow Lights of Death by Benyamin

From the writer of the highly acclaimed ‘Goat Days’ comes a masterful crime thriller. Benyamin’s ‘Yellow Lights of Death’is part murder mystery, part speculative thriller and a thoroughly enjoyable read.

In a café by the seaside, two friends, Christy Andrapper and Jesintha, witness the murder of a young man. When Christy discovers that it was Senthil, his classmate from school, who had been shot, he tries to follow up on the investigation. But the police deny such a crime ever took place. The hospital to which Senthil’s body was taken insists he died of a heart attack.


Christy begins to suspect a conspiracy. Was he caught in the middle of a giant cover-up? How was his powerful family connected with it? As the mystery deepens, the story moves back and forth between the archipelago of Diego Garcia and peninsular India, delving into the very heart of early Christianity in India.

After the success and acclaim ofGoat Days, Benyamin crafts a clever and absorbing crime-novel-within-a-novel that is dazzlingly inventive and hugely enjoyable.