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    Six Suspects (English, Paperback, Vikas Swarup)

    Six Suspects  (English, Paperback, Vikas Swarup)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Transworld
    • ISBN: 9780552775557, 055277555X
    • Edition: 01, 2010
    • Pages: 576
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    Description

    Six Suspects is a light hearted detective story revolving around the murder of the playboy son of a corrupt politician.

    Summary Of The Book

    Vivek 'Vicky' Rai is the spoilt playboy son of a corrupt politician. He is throwing a party to celebrate his acquittal following a trial for the murder of a bartender. It is a publicly known fact that he did murder Ruby Gill, the bartender at a swanky restaurant, because she refused to  serve him a drink.

    During the course of the party, Vivek is shot dead, and the incident makes for sensational headline news. The police have arrested six suspects who were present at the party, six people who are as different from each other as possible, yet all seem to have had a motive to see Vicky dead.
    There is a gullible, naive American from Texas, who fell in love with a Bollywood starlet just on seeing her photograph, believing her to be a mail order bride. He is in India to claim his prize. Then, there is an aspiring Bollywood actress, a corrupt bureaucrat, a petty thief, a tribal from the Andaman islands, and the father of the victim himself. Slowly, the author reveals why each of them could have murdered Vicky, each having their own motive. Each of these Six Suspects also inexplicably have a loaded gun in their possession.

    The starlet seems to have a guilty secret and the mobile phone thief has big ambitions. The politician father seems to have wanted his son dead for some reason. The tribesman from Andaman is on a quest to recover some sacred stone stolen from his people.

    Then, there is the sleazy bureaucrat Mohan Kumar. He was flying high until his retirement, indulging his weaknesses, which are many. And then one day, he took part in a seance and decided that he is Mahatma Gandhi and wants justice for the murdered bartender.

    Amidst this crazy setup, the true motives for the murder and the identity of the criminal is revealed. But, not before the novel goes into entertaining sublots which involve the suspects. The starlet Shabnam has a double and the American becomes a tempting target for terrorists because of a confusion over his name, which he shares with one of the co-founders of Google.

    Six Suspects is a funny and entertaining whodunit.

    About Vikas Swarup

    Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and an author.

    Other books by Vikas Swarup are Q&A and A Great Event.

    He has written novels and short stories.

    Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Most members of his family were in the legal profession. He graduated from Allahabad University, studying history, psychology, and philosophy. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. He has served in Japan, the United States, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. His first novel, Q&A formed the basis of the award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Black Swan
    • Publication Year
      • 2010
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Vikas Swarup
    • Author Info
      • Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and Q&A is his first novel. An international sensation, it has been translated into over forty languages, and was recently made into the multiple Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. His new novel Six Suspects is also available as a Black Swan paperback.\n\nTo find out more about Vikas Swarup, visit his website: www.vikasswarup.net
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 1.34 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 7.01 Inches (US)
    • Weight
      • 300.0 Grams
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    4

    (NOT) A GOOD READ

    If you are looking for a mystery, thriller or a crime book, this is not for you. This is just a plain drama about 6 inter-related characters with a murder plot.

    The start of the book is interesting but the character descriptions and their mundane lives drag on endlessly.

    The author has tried to show the general lives of Rich, Powerful, Poor, Slums etc. in India.

    Definitely NOT a Murder Mystery.
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    Ravi Jain

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    4

    Good

    A very strategic and incomparable story.Every one should read if realy want some good time to buy it.....
    i complite this book in a night journy
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    Prateek Jain

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    14 Jan, 2014

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    4

    Holds your interest

    This book definitely holds your interest till the end. This is a typical masala story with well narrated characters and the plot. There are enough turns and twists in the book to keep you reading and guessing. I recommend reading this book.
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    Sandeep Patil

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    2 Dec, 2013

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    5

    Awesome murder mystery

    This is how suspense stories should be. Definitely one of the best suspenses ever written by an Indian writer. The way Mr. Swarup has mixed up the characters and the climax that simply emerges in the end... wow! Can't describe it. Best to read it alone so that no one disturbs!
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    Dhriti Verma

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    13 Oct, 2013

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    5

    EPIC!!!!!!!!

    I don't know what to say. I had completed reading this buk jus now @10 pm on 10-11-2012 and I think this book has everything required. this buk is an easy read with unforgettable characters and with plot moving at break neck speed with a lot of first class thrills and twists. the author is a master in bringing out the lives of rich and poor and the chawls and 5 star hotels to life. I could see the murder right b4 my eyes and i am laughing with tears in my eyes at 1 point and flushing with rag...
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    Sandeep Sai

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    10 Nov, 2012

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    4

    Excellent Book

    I thought the book was a very interesting read. The characters developed well, though a couple dragged a bit in the middle, but everything came together at the end. The twists came fast and the story took a wholly different turn at the end. Worth a read.
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    Yedu Krishnan

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    27 Oct, 2012

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    4

    Indian Masala

    First of all - this is more of a masala book which a lot of Indians would relate to.

    Not a thriller / mystery per se... but more of stories culminating to form the climax.

    Character buildup is good - and that what keep you turning those pages. The climax at the end - well most of us would like it!!!

    Somehow I liked this better than Q&A....

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    Krishnarjun Adhya

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    30 Aug, 2012

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    SATISFACTORY..

    Its a good read but some part are definitely boring..based on some parts of real life crime stories ...the climax is also inspired from the movie "the wednesday"...I expected more from Vikas Swaroop after reading his bestseller " question and answer"...
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    puja acharya

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    26 Jul, 2012

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    5

    Amazing

    I absolutely loved the climax of this book. Totally unexpected.

    The six stories are all described very well. It almost feels like reading 6 different books. There were a few dull moments in the book, but when reading that, I always waited for the other story to begin.

    The liberal use of characters based on our real life celebrities also adds spice to this book.
    One of the must reads.
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    Vin

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    23 May, 2012

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    5

    good indian author book

    firstly it has a story, some of its characters r resembles indian celebrities, the story swings from far high to deeps..most parts of india, the people's life in india are brought out absolutely lively..i loved the book, especially the Stone Age tribesman on a quest to recover a sacred stone ingetayi..try reading it 2 days or less to enjoy the novel to the fullest..happy reading
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    14 Oct, 2011

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