It is quite ironic that I am a writer but I rarely read fiction. But that may be because I do not write fiction. Having said that, I read ‘Murder in the palace and other short stories’ and this post just summarizes some of my feelings as I read it. It is written by Priya Bajpai for the ‘Blogchatter E-book Carnival’ season three.
About the author:
Priya U Bajpai is a short story author and poet who has been published in mainstream newspapers. A versatile story-teller, she is adept at writing fast-paced and layered tales across genres. A voracious reader, Priya is a mother of a nine-year-old.
About the e-book:
The book has one long story which is a murder mystery and eleven other short stories.
Review(or my feelings about the book):
This is the first fiction I am reading in a very long time. It was amazing to read it and I was flipping the pages excitedly(nay, scrolling down for more and more :)) as I was really eager to see how the story would go. The first long murder mystery is well crafted and the story moves beautifully. I write a lot about Information security and there was a bit of ‘information security’ concept sewn right into the first murder mystery! It was nice to see the technical piece blending well with the rest of the story. I could also understand the effort put to weave the story and characters and create a such a fine story.
I loved the short stories and they have been created well too. Some of the short stories came up with unexpected surprises which I totally loved! 🙂
If you would like to know more about what I am talking about, download the book now and enjoy it! 🙂
Any cons about the book?
Nothing as such – I think all of them could have been long stories to keep the readers on edge even more… 🙂
A great read!! 🙂
Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA. She has written blogs for Simplilearn, Whizlabs software, InfoSec institute and Jigsaw academy. She has created e-learning videos for Whizlabs software and Twenty19.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂