Lethal Spice

    Lethal Spice  (English, Paperback, Swati Kaushal)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette India
    • ISBN: 9789350097694, 9350097699
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 336
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    Lethal Spice is a gripping, mystery novel which is set in the sleepy town of Shimla against the background of a big cooking competition. This is the second murder-mystery, after A Piece of Cake, by bestselling author Swati Kushal.

    Summary of the Book

    The six finalists from India’s no. 1 reality cooking show, Hot Chef, are pitted against each other in a live shoot of the show at the historic Gaiety theater. The contestants are all ready with their ground spices and ingredients in place, when things start to go horribly wrong. Shimla's superintendent of police Niki Marwah is summoned unexpectedly, when one of the contestants of the show dies of poisoning and nothing adds up. She is more determined than ever to get to the bottom of this perplexing mystery.

    About Swati Kaushal

    Swati Kaushal is an Indian author of three bestselling novels, Piece of Cake, A Girl Like Me and Drop Dead. She was born and brought up in New Delhi and all her stories are based on her personal experiences. She is an alumna of Lady Sri Ram College, New Delhi and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. Swati has worked with companies like Nestlé India Ltd and Nokia Mobile Phones.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Hachette India
    • Publication Year
      • 2014 May
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • Swati Kaushal
    Dimensions
    • Height
      • 7.8 Inches (US)
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    5

    Lethal Spice: A Superbly-Written, Intensely-Gripping Murder Mystery

    You just can't put this one down. A whodunnit in the best of traditions - red herrings, interesting characters, twists and turns, the plot has it all. Swati's fluent writing style makes for an effortless read. At times you want to stop and enjoy the writing but the plot is so compelling that you just keep turning the pages. Have promised myself will read it one more time just to enjoy the writing.
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    Namita Anand

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    3 Jun, 2014

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    Good buy

    If you like crime stories based in the indian context, this is a good one. Well written. Would like to read more from her.
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    Sheila Gopala

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    4 Nov, 2014

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    Served with Spice (of the best kind) !

    The book is extremely well written and in many ways, is somewhere up at the top in the list of thrillers. Firstly, the plot-Has been developed quite well and just like the way anglers keep letting go and pulling back in phases, the author lets the imagination of the readers run wild thinking of who amongst the many characters was the likeliest murderer before whirring back the line and letting the real culprit be known. Secondly, the structure- the story swings from location to location givin...
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    Goutam Dutta

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    24 Oct, 2014

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    SUCH A BORE!!

    Such a boring story..streched like rubber and will make you think more about how many pages are left for the climax rather than gluing you to the present situation!!Definitely not an intriguing story.Waste of money.
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    Suchismita

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    17 Sep, 2014

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    I wanted to give this book 4 rating ,but the I didn't like the Killer reveal . But hey, that's just my opinion.OK, rant over.
    Now the positives- The author captures the atmosphere of Shimla beautifully. Not just Shimla, every location the main protagonist goes to. This was my first Swathi Kaushal book. So I was not familiar with the SP Marwah. Kudos for strong female officer who can be an excellent role model. ASP Sahay was also a great character.
    All the contestants were f...
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    Chiranth BS

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    8 Sep, 2014

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    Ordinary

    I don't know why and how the reviewers are going all "5 stars" on this but it isn't that good of a book. Ordinary writing and an ordinary plot. There's a quote that goes like, "a book dies every time you watch reality TV". Well, this book mixes reality TV and a pretty crappy plot. Well, whatever. You can kill time with it though.
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    Daniel Victor

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    8 Aug, 2014

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    Tandoori Trials

    Quite a transition, from Swati’s first book, A Piece of Cake, set in the world of Delhi yuppiedom to Lethal Spice, tackling a venomous murderer criss crossing the country from Simla to nature reserves to the beaches of Goa.The protagonists also have changed, with Lethal Spice marking the 2nd outing of Niki Marwah, a Superintendent of Police based in Shimla. With Top Chef, Swati adroitly latches on to the popularity of cooking shows like Master Chef Australia, and gives it some Big Boss like t...
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    Vikram Achanta

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    12 Jul, 2014

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    Warning: once you start, it hard to put down.

    Grips you right from the word go! the interesting characters and intricate yet cleverly plotted story line keep their hold on you until the very end. Her second mystery to solve and Niki Marwah already feels like a familiar old friend. Eagerly awaiting the next book in the series...
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    Juhi Prasad

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    7 Jul, 2014

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    Warning! difficult to put down!

    In Swati Kaushal's trademark lucid style, Lethal Spice is a riveting read. With mutliple sub plots that keep you coming back for more - this is a well written murder mystery by an accomplished writer.
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    Yogita Verma

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    7 Jul, 2014

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    Truly masaledar! Wonderful, entertaining writing.

    Such a perfect crime thriller to curl up with! Read in one sitting. The setting - the reality cooking show, the live shoot is different and yet familiar and is cleverly and excitingly used by the author. The personalities among the contestants of Hot Chef, the judges, and the supporting cast are etched out really well. Have always admired the author's use of dialogue and pace of narrative - from her first book Piece of Cake onwards - and her strengths are in ample display in this novel too! P...
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    Downtherabbithole

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    6 Jul, 2014

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