Category Archives: Book Review

The insider who was a blackmailer

‘Ghar Ka Bhedi’ is an idiomatic expression in Hindi language whose origin is the story of the Indian epic – Raamayan. It’s a term used for a member inside the house (quite naturally, knowing the secrets of the house) whose … Continue reading

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Because they swapped wives

If someone has really given Surendra Mohan Pathak a run for his money in the field of Hindi pulp fiction of crime-detection genre for around 25 years, it’s Ved Prakash Sharma. Ved Prakash Sharma, an ordinary person from Meerut (U.P.) … Continue reading

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Murder is easy ? Yes, when none can suspect you.

Mystery-queen Agatha Christie’s mysteries can be categorized as- 1. Hercule Poirot Series, 2. Miss Marple Series and 3. Parker Pyne Series, 4. Tommy and Tuppence Series, 5. Thrillers. The last category consists of such novels which do not contain any … Continue reading

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Serial murders in a college with a ‘CHALLENGE’

Mr. Challenge is a murder mystery written by renowned Hindi mystery writer – Ved Prakash Sharma. It’s a novel under the Vibha Jindal series of the author in which the role of the detective is performed by an intelligent lady … Continue reading

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Sunil saves an innocent from the gallows

Popular novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak has penned around 295 books till date out of which more than 100 are his Hindi novels authored under the Sunil Series, the investigating adventures of a crime reporter who works for a national daily, … Continue reading

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A novel based on the killing of Rajiv Gandhi

On 21st May, 1991, India’s youngest ever prime minister and the then youth icon, Rajiv Gandhi got killed in a bomb blast at Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), planned and executed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) because he had … Continue reading

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Blood is thicker than water

“Blood is thicker than water” is a German proverb (originally : Blut ist dicker als Wasser.) which is used by the English too quite frequently. It refers to the importance of the blood relations of a person and their superiority … Continue reading

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