Title: A Murder Gone Wrong (Short Mystery Novella)
Author: Shilpa Niraj
Release Date: 28 June 2016
When I read, I love to be ‘into’ the book. By ‘into’, I mean I am the part of the setting of the story. While reading A Murder Gone Wrong, I was inside ‘Vintage High’. I felt like I was a friend of Amy Waterman and was invited to her Anniversary celebrations. Amy and Andrew Waterman seemed to be the perfect hosts and Vintage High is a plush place to be in.
This story of friendship, betrayals and envy is pretty fast paced after the first murder takes place. Everyone present at the party has some sort of personal baggage that they have carried with them. A reader can feel the undercurrents and vibes. Something is about to happen. I could feel it.
Amy, Blanche, Jasper and Bart are friends since they were kids. They practically grew up together. Now in middle age, they all have different paths carved out for themselves, yet they do manage to hang out together at least twice a year. Tonight was one such occasion of celebration. What none of them knew was that almost each one had an agenda for the weekend, which the others were not aware of.
So, when one of the guests is found stabbed with the kitchen knife, the night takes a turn for the worse. Inspector Hugh Sowell has to use his keen, analytical abilities and sharp eye for details to find the killer, as the night does not end with just one murder.
Will he succeed? Read this novella to find out.
This is a police procedural mystery that is a quick and entertaining read.
Loved reading this. Recommended to all cozy mystery lovers.
Looking forward to book two.
About the Author:
Shilpa Niraj has been reading mysteries ever since she first discovered Nancy Drew. An ardent fan of mysteries, she can still go back and reread her favorite books of Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner. An avid reader and a blogger, she is now working on her second mystery, which will be released soon.
Shilpa holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Information Management from Mumbai University. She lives with her husband in Mumbai, India.
When she is not reading or plotting murders for her next story, she is busy exploring new destinations.