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Monday, August 11, 2014
Book Review : ‘Dead in a Mumbai Minute' by Madhumita Bhattacharya
‘Dead in Mumbai Minute’
is a part to what I hope is not a trilogy. I do not want it to end, with a third
book itself. That being said, I should also add, that it is the second part to the
series, the first of which was called ‘The Masala Murder’.
Called a Reema Ray mystery was a good start to the novel. It gives you an extra thrill when you start off from the cover itself. Not to mention the cover page with a woman and a gun.
Reema Ray is the pretty
and clever detective of this book. She was working in Kolkata, prior to this. She
has just joined Titanium in Mumbai. Titanium, headed by Shayak Gupta is probably
the best detective agency in the country, and with their hi-tech gadgets and
their equally competent people, they are expected to find the culprits. Shayak
is pretty well-connected considering his previous army background, and is in touch
with top cops in Mumbai’s police force.
The story begins with a
murder on a private island, owned by Bollywood superstar, Kimaya. Kimaya, who
was married to Shayak (a secret to the public), has hired him for managing her
private security detail. He is now hands on and is expected to find the murderer
of the victim, Ashutosh Dingre, who was Kimaya’s agent. He was a kindly, old
guy and a thorough gentleman.
Reema and Shayak set
out to find the murderer, before Shayak and Kimaya’s relationship comes out in
the open. Shayak, who has a few secrets to keep, now wants to stay out of the
whole fiasco, due to which he pushes Reema into the spotlight. I might also add
about Reema and Shayak’s on and off romantic twists.
How she finds the
murderer, and manages to save Shayak from the undue embarrassment leads to the
end of this story. I think this book is good, in spite of the slight extra
masala of Shayak’s agency, despite his connections. It is a good book, and I would
like to read the future novels. The action in the novel proves equal to an
Akshay Kumar movie, something which I surprisingly, enjoyed.
Also, there wasn’t a
single grammatical error and I could not put down the book, which are definite points
in her favour. Though of course, I did find a few problems with the flow of the
story. But, ‘Dead in a Mumbai Minute’ looks to move on to greener pastures in the
next novel by Madhumita Bhattacharya.