Book Reviews of “A SEASON FOR DYING – A VIKRAM RANA MYSTERY”

Reviewer : Nagalakshmi Dhanvada
Hi Sharmishta

I enjoyed both your books on Vikram Rana Series. Was also able to relate to your books because I have lived a few years at Hyderabad.

Keep up the good work and become the Arthur Conan Doyle of I discovered with Vikram Rana being your Hercule poirot

Regards and best wishes

Nagalakshmi

Reviewer : Partha Guha
Rating: 5/5

Read it, you won’t regret it. WOW thriller.

Loved this!! Season for Dying is a very very interesting and nice paced thriller!!

Reviewer : Chandini K
Rating: 5/5

Author is way too underrated

oh my goodness!! had to give it 5 stars because I couldn’t find a single flaw!
Checklist:
1. Good writing? check! (No extensive use of Thesaurus just to sound fancy, simple and smooth writing with impeccable editing)
2. Plot and Story? check! (well researched, not a hollow story with insensible plot. Might not be Sherlock Holmes standards where the twist is at the end you can see it coming but it’s totally worth the read too!)
3. Creativity? a 100% check (amidst conventional romantic crap written by the popular but idiotic indian writers this book is actually amazing. Makes one wanna say, “who said Indians can’t write crime stories?”
keep up the good work sharmishtha and yes please invest in some marketing.

Reviewer : Sarath Babu(http://www.sarathbabu.in)
Rating: 5/5
When I got this book, I never realised that the author has already penned few novels. I was made aware of this fact due to the presence of abstract of couple of stories in the end of the novel which seemed equally interesting and intriguing.

Coming to the actual novel – A Season for Dying is a perfect title for the novel since the death occurs eliminating one character or the other throughout the novel. It all begins with a murder of a housewife and it continues with the killing of few more ….

Read the rest at http://www.sarathbabu.in/2017/04/book-review-season-for-dying.html

Reviewer : Rahul Basu
Rating: 5/5

I like to read murder mysteries because the logical skills of finding a pattern and deductive reasoning are often skilfully laid out. Ms Shenoy’s A Season for Dying does not disappoint and illustrates the above point successfully.

Vikram Rana, Hyderabad’s own Byomkesh Bakshi, is at his wit’s end trying to trace a serial killer who is brazen enough to send letters to the press after each murder, challenging the Hyderabad police.

The writing style is simple yet elegant and the plot is challenging keeping the readers hooked.

The author has craftily used red herring and yet leaves tantalising clues behind. But the reader is still thrown off the scent.
In summary, this is a five star book that gets an extra star for captivating me from start to finish.

Rest of the reviews are available in :https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34823604-a-season-for-dying

Both my ebooks are in the top 100 bestseller list in the crime, thriller and mystery section. I could not have wished for a better start of the day. 🙂