Murder on a Side Street is a crime thriller, and features a plot that is centered around a murder mystery.
Summary Of The Book
Murder On A Side Street, written by Salil Desai, is a mystery story in which six friends play amateur detectives. They are friends of the accused, Sandeep.
The six friends support Sandeep, who has been accused of murdering Ravinder Wadhwa, his abusive boss. The friends, who have just finished college, try everything in their power to prove Sandeep’s innocence. They follow up on clues, compile a list of other possible suspects, interview people, and do whatever it takes to help their friend. Their list of suspects includes characters such as Meera Wadhwa, Pankaj Malhotra, Narayan Shetty, Naveenbhai Laddha, Brajesh Jani, Vineeta Bakshi, and Raju. This list also features Wadhwa’s wife and son.
The plot is tightly woven, and the story is peppered with interesting twists and turns and false leads to keep the readers guessing. The characters are attractively framed, and the pace of the book is fast. Humor is nicely used to relieve the building tension as readers get involved in the tale.
About Salil Desai
Salil Desai makes films on management topics. He creates training videos to teach management principles, and he is also a creative writing consultant and author.
Salil Desai has written a few short stories, which have appeared in various collections. His short stories include A Bit On The Side, The Snake and The Stick, For Old Times’ Sake, and Coach 66. He has written another novel, which is also a murder mystery- The Body In The Back Seat. Murder On A Side Street is his second novel.
His plots are tight and the fast pace of the story and layered characters make his books interesting to read.
Salil Desai studied at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. He later underwent training at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He lives in Pune with his wife and kids.
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