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Books

Hitler’s affair with his niece — and a failed attempt on his life— make for a sizzling thriller

7 February 2020

10:00 PM

7 February 2020

10:00 PM

The journalist Deepa Anappara turns to crime with her debut novel, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (Chatto & Windus, £14.99). First off: great title. I really wanted to love this book, expecting, well, djinns on the purple line. The results are somewhat different. The purple line refers to a train line that runs through an area of an Indian city filled with slums and rubbish tips.

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