Pan Macmillan India
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Mr Majestic! The Tout of Bengaluru is a crazy, rip-roaring detective thriller about an ex-scamster with a golden heart.
With a trail of stiffs and thugs behind him, Hari Majestic traverses the megacity of Bengaluru trying to right many wrongs. A foreign tourist, a girl originally adopted from India, has come back to pursue a career in cinema only to vanish off the face of the earth. Mr Majestic, a tout and petty conman by profession, is asked to track her down and must use all his scamster skills and street smartness to pull it off. Little does he know the lethal dangers he will have to face armed torpedoes, monsoon floods, crazy riots and his own existential fears of possibly being reborn as a dog.
Zac O Yeah is the author of the popular comic thriller Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan and Mr Majestic! The Tout of Bengaluru which is the first of the Hari Majestic crime and detective series.
He has written twelve other books which have been translated into several languages. Previously, he worked in the theatre and music business in Sweden until he retired early, at age twenty-five, to come to India. His books range from bestselling detective fiction to history and travelogue, and he has also translated Indian literature into Swedish.
A veteran travel writer, he is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveller magazine, a columnist with The Hindu Business Line newspaper and is also an influential literary critic. Hari A Hero for Hire is the second book in the Hari Majestic series.