Maity and the murky tales

hym26Bhaskar Chattopadhyay Bhaskar Chattopadhyay’s debut novel Patang was a crackling thriller. He followed it up with Penumbra , in which he introduced a home-grown detective, Janardhan Maity. His new crime thriller, Here Falls the Shadow (Hachette publishing), places Maity and his friend/narrator in the sleepy town of Nimdeora where a life is under threat and tales of a ghost do the rounds. In the last four years, Chattopadhyay has had eight books to his credit, including an anthology of short stories and translations. Excerpts from an interview with the author: All three of your novels explore crime. What draws you to this genre and who are your favourite crime fiction writers? Believe it or not, it’s a coincidence. Patang was written because someone from the film world asked me to write a thriller for the screen. My second one, Penumbra , was written because I wanted to create my own detective — someone like Poirot or Feluda. The book was well received, so much so that readers began asking me if I would follow it up with another mystery novel featuring the same detective and his loyal friend. So, I did, and Here Falls The Shadow was written. As […]

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