Author – Arjun Chandra Kathpalia
Rating – 3.5/5 stars
Number of Pages – 160
Publisher – Rupa Publications
A crime mystery. A detective story. A devious plan. A celebrated but foodie detective. A port town Meraupatnam. A story with an equal measure of comedy and surprise.
Juni Dagger: Murders in Maraupatnam by Arjun Chandra Kathpalia is a murder mystery. Port town Meraupatnam seemed to be a quiet French country town, very different from rest of the Indian subcontinent. The peace of this beautiful little coastal town was disturbed when one by one mysteriously the residents of the posh Dormeth lane were getting killed by unidentified snipers. The mayor left with no choice than to call a celebrated detective Juni Dagger to solve the mystery and get a hold on the brain behind the murders.
The story is an interesting tale of crime and murders and a detective who loves food. Food is always in his mind. He eats to think. He eats to celebrate. He eats to explore new culinary joints. He eats just like that. He doesn’t need a reason to eat but he finds a way to settle the bill and escaped smartly.
Juni is canny, smart and foodie and does things at his own pace. He doesn’t follow any rule except the rule he sat not to betray or disrespect the food. He is good at what he does and he must find the mastermind of all the killings because now he is the next target of Veron; a mysterious man. His assistants, Monroe; a French man and Cameron; a Ninja girl aids him in joining the piece of the mystery and solving the puzzle.
A perfect murder mystery with a generous side of comedy.
Sixteen-year-old Arjun Chandra Kathpalia is an accomplished piano player and a photographer from Delhi. His photographs have been featured in online photography magazines. He is also a gamer, a computer buff, a graphics designer and a gourmand. This is his first novel. You can connect with him at:
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‘I received a copy from Publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’