The Reluctant Detective

Rating: 2.5/5

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Title: The Reluctant Detective
Author: Kiran Manral
Genre: Fiction, Humour
Pages: 184
Publisher: Westland
ISBN-13: 9789381626115

To begin with I would like to say that I had high hopes out of this book. Why? I liked the cover of the book and the summary seemed interesting but that was about it.

The story is about Kay (Kanan Mehra). She is a housewife who loves to interfere in people's business. A murder takes place in her neighborhood and she, along with the help of Detective Runa, tries to solve the case. That's about it. Really.

Although I wouldn't deny there are a few light moments in this story, the overall book wasn't fascinating enough. This is not a book to read when you want a simple, if not hardcore, murder investigation that will race your mind and move you to the edge of your seat. The characters and circumstances created by the author are sloppy at times and as one can judge by the cover of the book (that being allowed for this particular case here), there is too much talk about weight issues, fashion, kitty parties etc. There is no thrill a detective story needs to have.

Well, it is not a bad story but could have been plotted better. Ho Hum.


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