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Murder In The Chowdhury Palace ~ Sharmishtha Shenoy

Sharmishtha Shenoy, the author of the Vikram Rana series is back with her new book, Murder in the Chowdhury Mansion. The book is Durga’s story. Durga, a young orphan, has faced hardships in her growing up years making her realise the power of money and position. She has managed to come up in the world by her hard work and determination. In college, she meets and falls in love with Debnarayan Chowdhary, the heir to a wealthy family from Kakdihi. Unfortunately, Durga is widowed within a month of the wedding under mysterious circumstances. The family believes Debnarayan died due to the family curse, but Durga is not so sure. Matters become worse when Durga and her unborn child’s life is at risk as she escapes attempts to murder her.

A good mystery needs to keep the threads tight with the reader engrossed till the very end and author Sharmishtha has succeeded in doing both. She succeeds in creating an atmosphere of distrust and unease by her descriptions. When you are reading the descriptions of Chowdhury mansion or the old haunted haveli, you can feel the atmosphere. The characters are well-etched, with all the emotions we humans have, jealousy, lust, pride, and greed. The main character Durga is not a damsel in distress, she is a strong woman who has fought for her place in the world and refuses to give it all up, even though it ultimately risks her life.

Confession time, I read this book in three hours! The book kept me engrossed and I was on tenterhooks to get to the bottom of the mystery of the curse. It is a quick read for the days when you just want to read a good book with an engaging plot.

Release Day Blitz: Love, Marriage and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters
by Shilpa Suraj


Releasing today on Amazon!


About the Book:


She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30.  For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.” Enter Dr Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle-worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits. And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is, Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him. What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?


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About Shilpa Suraj:

Shilpa Suraj

Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author. An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

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