Friday, April 28, 2017

Book Review-Sharmishtha Shenoy's A Season for Dying

          A young housewife is killed brutally and the grotesque pictures and the date of next murder are mailed to the editor of The Telangana Times. Initially he thinks it's an April fool prank but when the news of the murder is confirmed he forwards the mail to the Police Commissioner for detailed investigation.

          What follows later is the investigation, enquiry etc. But is it a serial killer or a psychopath or is someone making it look like one?

          Inspector Gopi Reddy and Vikram Rana get involved in this investigation and the manner in which they solve the case is commendable; or rather say the manner in which the author has written the case conclusion is commendable.

          I had read Vikram Rana Investigates first book of the series last year, when I had received it for reviewing through TheBook Club

Plus points: well etched plot, filled with suspense, fast paced and addictive story which makes the book un-put-down-able. Characters from previous series like Veena, Kamala, Murali, and Radha makes the reader connect (if you have read the first book). Even if you haven’t proper and short description doesn’t make you left out. Both main characters love for food and to excel in their field and also their comradeship is worth a mention.  

Usually i am able to guess the culprit but this time I was unable to predict till I read the end. (My hubby has nicknamed me CID). 

Negative points: Well, a couple of editing errors which can be ignored considering the brilliant storyline.

          In other words, Sharmishta Shenoy’s A Season For Dying is worth a read, if you love to read detective novels and even otherwise.

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful review. Feeling highly motivated. Thanks a lot!


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