Oh boy, when it comes to crime fiction, the dudes have always stolen the show! But we finally have some news! Hold onto your hats, because the winds of change are sweeping through the literary world, my friends! We’re witnessing a glorious rise of women in crime fiction, and it’s about time! These books will introduce you to a killer squad of women who take joy in the art of mayhem.
How to Kill Men and Get Away with It | Katy Brent | Book Review
Kitty Collins is a famous influencer with over a million followers on Instagram, who absolutely adore her lifestyle and her vegan ways of living. One night after a party, she accidentally kills a man. She thought she would be caught, but when it appears that she has gotten away with it – the thrill, the glow she feels in her body is exhilarating and that’s where the addiction begins for Kitty.
Reckless Girls | Rachel Hawkins | Book Review
Two best friends Brittany and Amma are keen on sailing to a remote Pacific Island, a place where no one dares venture (because of its sordid history and also because it is in the middle of nowhere, almost cut off from civilization), and they are willing to pay a good buck for it. So, both Lux and her boyfriend Nico, who happens to own a boat, readily agree to this adventure. But when after days of tiresome sailing, they finally reach the place, they discover that their paradise is not what they had imagined it to be.
Kumbharli Ghat Ke Kankal | Anuj Tikku | Book Review
In Kumbharli Ghat Ke Kankal the author helps uncovers the dastardly crimes of the serial Killer Vijay Palande. This book attempts to documents the entire trajectory of his adult life with a particular focus on his years as an active criminal mastermind and serial killer. The book focuses both on solid facts as well as psychological analysis – all of it told in a fictionalized narrative that assumes a few creative liberties.
The Push | Ashley Audrain | Book Review
The Push is a deep and dark psychological drama about a mother who hopes that she will be a very different mother than what she got. While she hoped for all the great things in motherhood but what she got was something else altogether.
Blythe Connor wants to be a devoted mother, something that her own mother never was. But just when she was in the most nascent and exhausting phase of motherhood, she realizes that there is something wrong with her daughter Violet.
Shredding Shraddha | Anuj Tikku | Book Review
Shraddha Walkar was a 27-year-old Indian woman who was murdered by her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala, and later, her body was disposed of by chopping into 35 pieces and then discarding these parts in the Chhatarpur forest area over a period of multiple days. In his latest book Shredding Shraddha, author Anuj Tikku brings to us a novel inspired by the true events that led to the murder.
Bad Liars – One Murder Three Liars | Vikrant Khanna | Book Review
Anant Kapoor is a rich, famous, and super-successful fund manager. One day he is found dead in the basement of his house. His wife Sonia finds his body when she calls him the next day morning for breakfast. It is very easy for the police to pin down the murder on Sonia, as she has no alibi and she directly benefits from Anant’s death.
On digging deeper though, the police find 2 more suspects – Anant’s younger brother Vicky, and another guy called Mahesh.
The Loyal Wife | Natalie Barelli | Book Review
When young Tamara ends up marrying Mike Mitchell, she never believes her luck. Having come from a humble background and with no decent education, Tamara could have never imagined that someone as rich, handsome, and sophisticated as Mike would ever become her husband. Mike is not just the perfect gentleman but also the perfect husband, the most caring, loving, and kind. But Tamara’s steady and guarded world is shattered when she discovers that Mike is cheating on her.
Finding Manmeet | Anuj Tikku | Book Review
Smita Dixit, a psychic is asked to fly down to New York and help the NYPD in solving the gruesome crime involving three teenage girls who went missing from the city, leaving no clues behind.
The Half Death | SB Akshobhya | Book Review
Despite featuring a double murder mystery, the book is called half death and that raises a lot of questions in the mind of the reader and also serves as yet another reason to pick this book. The plot revolves around the sudden discovery of the murder of BPO employee Ankita whose deeply bruised dead body is found in the flat that comprises the base for four friends Ankita, Aniket, Suganya, and Jayesh.
Sherlock and Devdas | Manav Vigg | Book Review
The juxtaposition of two iconic characters in the title of the text is reason enough to pick up this book. However, the wordplay in the subtitle is even quirkier. It goes like this – Sherlock homes India/ Devdas gets Sherlocked. This is indicative of the manner in which the two characters from two very different backgrounds and worlds cross paths.
A Thousand Kisses Deep | Novoneel Chakraborty | Book Review
Pallavi is a flight attendant who after being rejected by Haasil goes on a self-destructive path seeking one thrill after the other, and in return mentally destroying a lot of lives. A Thousand Kisses Deep takes you on a thrilling ride where not only emotions but also destiny plays a big part in deciding the characters’ life outcomes.