Even as parties and their candidates gear up for the next phase of the election, sections of the news are dominated by several recently published tell-all books. Sanjaya Baru’s The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, P.C. Parakh’s Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths, and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta’s Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism And The Ambanis have all released within days of each other. The books are well-timed to tap into a period of political curiosity and pliant media thanks to the polls.