Tag Archives: Sunil Series

Yellowish beauty with fragrance of good nature

Once again, I am reviewing a novel of my favourite Hindi mystery writer – Surendra Mohan Pathak. Amongst his novels categorized under 5-6 different series, I love the Sunil Series novels the most. Sunil Kumar Chakravarty is an investigative journalist … Continue reading

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Idealistic journalism ! Fearless journalism !

The late seventies saw the emergence of Sikh militancy in Punjab. Innocents started paying the price of selfish politics in the form of their lives. Bloodshed became the order of the day. The dirty game of blaming, buck-passing and mud-slinging … Continue reading

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Mysterious murder of a mystery writer

Mystery writing is an art mastered by certain people whether they use original ideas or plagiarize others’ ideas but it’s by no means an easy job. Those who are able to pen enthralling murder mysteries become quite popular in the … Continue reading

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Thuggery in gambling with a hidden motive

Gambling is a vice, no doubt. However, speaking philosophically, sometimes the whole life appears to be a kind of gamble only. Gambling is illegal in India (though the government itself runs certain kinds of gambling in our country) but habitual … Continue reading

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A spicy dish to satiate the reader’s appetite

In my review of an old Bollywood movie – Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968), I had written that entertainment products whether they are movies, theatre-plays or fiction-books, have to be prepared like spicy dishes with all the spices mixed in the … Continue reading

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Mysterious murder in a trout-fishing region

Before starting my review, let me clarify that only the title of this book is in English, else it is not an English novel. It is a Hindi novel penned by the famous Hindi pulp fiction writer of mystery and … Continue reading

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The murderous Diwali night

Diwali is the biggest festival of the Hindu community worldwide. Lord Ram is supposed to have arrived at his kingdom – Ayodhya back after an exile of 14 years in forests on this day and hence this festival, the Festival … Continue reading

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A perfect script for a Bollywood blockbuster

Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak has never tried to write for movies and in fact, he has been to Mumbai only once in his life (1956) when he had not even started to write novels or stories. Had he tried … Continue reading

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A horror-soaked spellbinding mystery

Surendra Mohan Pathak is a Hindi mystery writer. He pens suspense-based novels and not horror-based ones. Sunil Series has been his most prominent series of novels in which a press reporter plays the hero and solves the mystery, if any. … Continue reading

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The disappearance of a dead body

Laash Gaayab (dead body disappearing) is a mystery penned by Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak. It’s the 95th venture of his investigative journalist hero, Sunil Kumar Chakravarty. The story starts with the (apparent) suicide of a female guest in a … Continue reading

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