Friday, December 27, 2013

Book Review: The Cosmic Clues by Manjiri Prabhu

 
 
Introduction
·         ISBN – 9788184954791
·         Genre: Fiction
·         Publishers: Jaico Publishing House
·         Price: Rs. 295/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Sonia Samarth couldn't have predicted it. It had only been a day, but her first advertisement had drawn dozens of responses. In the bustling city of Pune, with its winding alleys and exotic customs, Sonia has launched a brand new business - private investigation guided by Hindu astrology. Her unique brand of investigation might raise eyebrows but before long, she seems to have found her niche.

When a cat leads Sonia to her very first investigation, she uses astrology to unmask the killer. Suddenly, clients begin streaming in a persistent, handsome TV personality, a terrified bride to be a missing husband with suicidal tendencies. These cases initially seem like isolated experiences, but Sonia soon finds that they are bound by an invisible thread. Very soon she will have to look closely at her own stars a notorious international criminal has just crossed Sonia’s path and he has his own plans for her future.
Behind The book
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"True puzzles in the grand old tradition that reaches back to Poe and Doyle.... It's all good fun, made even more enjoyable by an evocative portrait of modern India life." --The Denver Post

About the author
Manjiri Prabhu lives in Pune, India. She's been a short Filmmaker and Television Producer for several years and a writer for most of her life! She has directed more than 200 short films for children and adults and has published two romances, two mystery novels and a non-fiction book on Hindi films. She is also an active animal lover and works for the sterilization and adoption of street dogs.
Me thinks
When I first read about this book my immediate reaction was of awe as to how can astrology be used to solve a murder mystery. But the author laid all my doubts to rest with her impeccable way of writing.  The storyline is very strong make you read the whole book in one go the way I did it in a matter of few hours.
A perfect plot, well researched and a detailed narrative definitely makes this book a worthwhile read for all the good reasons. The author truly deserves a thumbs up for her efforts put behind this as astrology as a subject is very vast and comprehensive and to wrap a story around it so nicely is truly a commendable job!
 Foodie Verdict
This book is like Gobi parantha - crunchy and tongue tantalizing.
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