These are the two words which are having two opposite meanings. But here in his acclaimed novel Saurbh Katyal has combined these two emotions together, perfectly and boy! What a great cocktail, this book has been!
Saurbh chose to travel an untrodden path and wrote this beautiful detective fiction with a good amount of humor. But what makes him and his book stands out is the way he has completely given a new definition to this genre with the awesome, witty one liner. Now, how creatively the author has created the protagonist when we read him saying this dialogue, ‘Most detectives die young, not from gunshots, but because of pickled liver or malaria.’ It was a pleasure to read Vishal Bajaj, the main protagonist enunciating this dictum. The most important part other than the thrilling suspense, intriguing plot and memorable characters is the way we get a sneak peek into the way this detective tries to solve the case, in his style!
Let us go back to the history, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot where known for their peculiar and uncommon methods. They became famous because of their unusual style. And may be, this is too early to proclaim, but if the author re-introduces this detective from Seduced by Murder in his subsequent novels, then maybe he with his unique knack of solving the cases in his own style, may also lead him to that coveted list of famous detective characters.
Well, we have no doubt in rating this as the best detective fiction written by an Indian author. And may be, this is just a beginning, we are sure to see much more advanced and improved detective thrillers with his signature style in Saurbh’s upcoming books
Blurb of the book
When detective Vishal Bajaj receives a call from his old flame Aditi, he is seduced into a vortex of family lies and a murder. Vishal sets out to catch the murderer, while dealing with the resurgence of an irresistible desire for Aditi that he had buried years ago.
Vishal is witty, hard drinking, tough private detective who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty as he races against time to catch a meticulous killer. Seduced by Murder weaves a web of noir and suspense that keeps the reader riveted and guessing till the end.
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