Giveaway closed for entries. Last date was 15 April, 2015. The winner will be announced over the weekend.
The previous giveaway on the Mahabharata was quite a hit, so I’ve decided to make this a monthly feature. This time, I’m showing around a bunch of murder mysteries written by Indian authors in the recent past.
The murder mystery has seen a revival of sorts in the Indian English fiction landscape. Many of the new breed of writers (and some of the old ones too) – no doubt influenced by the likes of Holmes, Poirot and Marple – are trying their hands at creating Indian sleuths.
What’s the Prize?
Below are seven books that are up for grabs. Not all of these are of the same type: Page 3 Murders is a cozy mystery, and the detective, Lalli, reminds one of Miss Marple. Cut Like Wound is a procedural, while Dead in a Mumbai Minute reads like noir, with a kick-ass heroine at the helm. Persecution is a psychological, exploratory novel, whereas Cult of Chaos is perhaps India’s first novel with a tantric detective. Lethal Spice is set in small town Shimla, with a lot of suspicious smells and tastes thrown into the mix.
I won’t say much about Murder in Amaravati, because it will sound like I’m tooting my own horn. Let’s just say that the title is self-explanatory.
Seven lucky winners will receive one copy of a book of their choice from the below pile.
How do you enter?
Just like last time, there are two steps:
1. Click on the button below and enter your email address and first name. Doing so will sign you up for my mailing list, which will make it easier for me to contact you for future giveaways and contests like this.
2. Leave a comment below this post and tell me who your favourite detective is, and why. Also don’t forget to tell me which of the above books you would like to have in case you win.
I will select seven random comments from all the comments I get, and give them their book of choice. The maximum number of comments that you’re allowed to enter is three. Needless to say, the more comments you enter, the more probability you have of winning.
When does the giveaway end?
Last date for entries is Friday, the 15th of May, 2015. Winners will be announced on Sunday the 17th.
So hurry, guys! Let the entries roll in. Good luck!