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Book Review: Shadaab's 'Murder in Bollywood' has many layers

What the book lacks is maybe a stronger ­character base for the ­supporting characters. But it is definitely perfect script material and a must read for all Bollywood buffs out there.

books Updated: Aug 19, 2015 19:54 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
Shadaab Khan's book 'Murder in Bollywood' delivers as good a story as a Hercule Poirot read.
Shadaab Khan's book 'Murder in Bollywood' delivers as good a story as a Hercule Poirot read.( )
         

Thriller by spirit and Bollywood by heart, this book by Shadaab Amjad Khan weaves the perfect mix of crisp writing and suspense. Bringing together all characters in a succinct and entertaining narrative, the book tells the tale of Senior Inspector Hoshiyar Khan, who is called to solve a mystery about the murder of Nikhil Kapoor, Bollywood’s biggest film director and his wife — leading actress Mallika Kapoor.

While most might think that the book would be like any other Bollywood drama, it delivers as good a story as a Hercule Poirot read, and keeps the reader engrossed till the very end. The suspense compels you to keep going through the pages. What the book lacks is maybe a stronger ­character base for the ­supporting characters. But it is definitely perfect script material and a must read for all Bollywood buffs out there.

Title: Murder In Bollywood
Author: Shadaab Amjad Khan
Publisher: Penguin India
Price: Rs 250

First Published: Aug 19, 2015 19:47 IST

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