Review of ‘Murder in the palace and other short stories’

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! πŸ™‚

If you would like to know more about what I am talking about, download the book now and enjoy it! πŸ™‚

Murder in the palace and other short stories’ 

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… πŸ™‚

A great read!! πŸ™‚



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 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! πŸ™‚

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