Zia’s murder mystery comes in new mango flavour (Book Review)

July 8th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
By Manish Chand
Book: A Case of Exploding Mangoes; Author: Mohammed Hanif; Publisher: Random House; Pages: 295. Who killed General Zia-ul Haq, the redoubtable Pakistani dictator who mysteriously died in an air crash 20 summers ago? Conspiracy theories, ranging from the bizarre to purely farcical, have never ceased since. Mohammed Hanif thickens this stew further and spices it up with a dash of dark wit to spin a page-turning thriller and an exuberant satire of the triple clich

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