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Author Satyajit Ray
Country India
Language Bengali
Series Feludar Soptokando, Feluda Somogro
Genre(s) Detective short story
Published in Anandamela magazine
Publication type Periodical
Publisher Ananda Publishers
Media type Print
Publication date 1979
Preceded by "Chhinnamastar Abhishap"
Followed by "Golokdham Rahasya"

Hatyapuri (1979) a crime novel by Satyajit Ray gets its title from a location (Puri) on the shores of the Bay of Bengal which is a popular tourist attraction in East India.

Plot introduction[edit]

Disturbed by the heat and humidity of Calcutta in June, (combined with frequent electricity failures) the "Three Musketeers", Prodosh C. Mitter (Feluda), Topshe, and Lalmohon Babu (alias Jatayu) go to Puri for vacation. There they find that not everybody is there for their holidays.

The mystery revolves around Mr. DG Sen, an elderly gentleman, who has the hobby of collecting rare 'Puthis' (old hand written books/manuscripts). He is a true collector and denies lucrative offers from prospective buyers. However, a group of people are determined to steal the most valuable manuscripts from his collection. The story takes a big turn when one of the prime suspects is found to be murdered. The climax takes place at the beaches of Puri.