2 May 2024 | XCHR Conversations | Gerard de Souza | Crimes of Passion: When desire turns deadly

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Join us for Conversations on 

Gerard de Souza's book,
Crimes of Passion: When desire turns deadly

together with

Nicole Suares
Founder, Content Life Media

Thursday, 2 May 2024 | 6 pm
Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim

Please join us for tea at 5:30 pm.

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Crimes of Passion: When desire turns deadly

What drove navyman Capt Emile Jerome to fly all the way from Cochin to Mumbai in a late night flight only to throw his fledgling career away with each thrust of the knife into the hapless TV executive Neeraj Grover? Did Goa beach shack bartender Samson D’Souza really murder British teenager Scarlett Keeling who he was last seen getting cosy with on the sands of Goa’s Anjuna beach? Why did Santosh Singh bludgeon to death the hip and attractive Priyadarshini Mattoo whom he had declared his undying love for?

Gerard de Souza, a journalist by profession, with an eye for details and a meticulous commitment to the ‘facts’ of each case, recounts each ‘crime’ in this blow by blow account of eleven stories written in the plain-speaking language of a journalist. The stories have been put together digging through court records, newspaper reports and speaking to those connected to the crime.

Love, lust, obsession and passion, a heady mix come to a boil in this brisk book about the lives, loves and loss of eleven crimes of passion’ some of which earned headlines while others lay buried in the inside pages of local newspapers, their victims undeserving of primetime space.

Gerard de Souza is a journalist working as the Goa Correspondent for Hindustan Times. He has been a journalist for the last 16 years editing and reporting on a wide range of issues including politics, the environment as well as crime, trials and punishment. His reporting on the death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling and the subsequent trial of the alleged drug dealer and shack bartender who were both accused of conspiring to murder her has earned him the state award by the Goa Union of Journalists. When not writing and reporting, he is busy fishing for clams, hunting for the best cashew feni (or urrak) or tending to his mango orchard.

Nicole Suares is a writer, content marketing strategist, and founder of Content Life Media. She has worked with major names in media, travel, and hospitality like Goa Tourism, Times of IndiaNavhind TimesPlanet Goa, Aguad, and many more. Over her decade-long experience in media and communications, she launched numerous lifestyle magazines like Timeline Goa and has written extensively on the culture and heritage of Goa. She regularly contributes to the Gomantak Times online and Free Press Journal, Mumbai. Her photo stories have bagged numerous prizes and been published in the media. She loves reading, traveling, and promoting local talent. She is also an active digital storyteller on Instagram, where she shares her love for Goa with the world.

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