Sheetal Mehra, HR executive with Crescent Technologies, is found murderedin the toilet of a Kolkata hotel after an office party. ACP Agni Mitra finds out about her adulterous ways as he starts investigating into the murder. The miffed husband, a lecherous boss, one of her many jilted admirers – anyone could have killed her. The investigation is stuck on myriad perplexing questions when the murder of Meenakshi Menon, a Director with Altius Finance, hits the headlines. As more murders rock the city, it is not too long before the battle of wits with his unseen adversary turns personal for Agni. A ruthless killer walking the rain-washed streets of Kolkata. A detective battling storms brewing in his private life. Human relations infested with deceit. A generation struggling to cope with fast-changing ambitions and desires. In the Shadows of Death is a gripping page-turner with a heart-rending emotional core.


Sourabh mukherjee works in a senior leadership position in a leading consulting and technology services firm. he has several publications and blogs on emerging trends in business and technology, and has spoken in a number ofnational and global conferences and technology summits. he has penned several short stories and was also the recipient of the golden pen award in the sulekha monsoon romance contest 2014. sourabh loves travelling, is an avid reader, and is passionate about photography, movies and music.



” In the Shadows of death” is a quite interesting book. The story is all set in Kolkata. The story begins with the dead body been found during an office Party. The lady was undressed and was found dead in toilet. Inspector Arya Sen also with Assistant Commissioner of Police, detective department to open up the mystery of this death. All the office staffs were questioned along with the lady’s husband. But surprisingly no one saw how the girl got killed. The murder mystery of Sheetal was not solved yet and then other murder too place. The dead body was found on road by automobile technicians. The lady was the Director of Information system at Altius Finance and her name was Meenakshi Menon. Apart from Agni and Arya now even Inspector Vishwajeet Sinha joined them to solve the mystery. The above cases were not solved yet and the news came of another one. In short, three murders in one particular city. The most important thing was the pattern which was similar in all the three cases. Murders after murders were happening but none of them was getting solved. The murderer was pretty smart and did not leave even a single evidence against him. The killer’s next target was Medha, wife of Agni and the murderer was even successful this time. With the turning pages it was very clear that the murderer was pyscho killer. These cases come under criminal pyschology and there are various reasons when person start behaving like this. The investigation was on its peak. After searching for a long time,and after a long patience the murderer was caught. I loved the writing style of the author. The language of the book was too easy and apart from that what would be loved more by the readers was that no one could guess about the killer. Only on the last pages people can find it and only then when the author reveals it. I completely enjoyed reading this thriller.

RATING : 4/5




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