`Come Up and Be Dead` is a novel by Shashi Deshpande. In this psychological thriller Shashi Deshpande demonstrate the versatility of her award winning literary skills. The story deals with the suicide of a schoolgirl in an exclusive school. The Head Mistress is unable to deal with the situation and specially when it is followed by rumors pointing at her brother. Two more deaths follow, making the school a place of fear and suspicion. After an attempted murder, Devayani, the Head Mistress cousin and housekeeper, glimpsing a conspiracy behind it all. The story is full of suspense with lots of variety in thoughts. The author made it interesting with wonderful storytelling. This is a unique attempt by Deshpande in English with deep human philosophy.