The Madras Mangler

    The Madras Mangler  (English, Paperback, Usha Narayanan)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Leadstart Publishing
    • ISBN: 9789382473640, 9382473645
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 280
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    The Madras Mangler is an unputdownable thriller written by Usha Narayanan.

    Summary of the Book

    Five beautiful college girls - Kat, or Kathyayani, Minx or Minaxi, Lolita or Lalitha, Moti or Siya Motwani, and Deepika - are pursued by a serial killer and the only man who can apparently stop him is a U.S.-returned criminologist by the name, Vir Pradyumna. The killer eludes the ace criminologist and takes a girl he guards. Cruel politicians, inept cops and cyber criminals run amuck. Who is The Madras Mangler? Will Vir be in time to stop him?

    About Usha Narayanan

    Usha Narayanan is an Indian author. She has worked as a teacher of English, web editor, journalist, jingle-writer, corporate communications manager, leadership skills-trainer, creative director in advertising agencies, green volunteer, and head of copyright permissions in e-publishing! She is a gold-medallist with an M.A. in English Literature. Usha also has a diploma in creative writing from the University of Hawaii.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Jufic Books
    • Publication Year
      • 2013 October
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    • Authored By
      • Usha Narayanan
    • Width
      • 5 inch
    • Height
      • 8 inch
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    Thrilling Thriller

    Usha Narayanan's Debut novel, "Madras Mangler," is indeed a page-turner and
    is sure to be the first of many hits by this gifted author.
    What defines the book is the author's coverage of scenes and situations ranging from
    the slums of Chennai to the Metropolis' of the U.S. The author shows a depth of
    understanding of young college students' psyches as also the expectations of their
    parents in general and mothers in particular.
    While it may appear that the book will be very gory it is not so b...

    Mala Ashok

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    2 Dec, 2013

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    A very interesting mystery ~The Madras Mangler

    When I heard about The Madras Mangler, I was very intrigued. The title is catchy and new. The cover is appealing and instantly made me feel thrilled and anticipatory of a consuming criminal mystery. The blurb is intriguing and catches the interest of the reader at first glance.

    A metropolitan city with beautiful beaches, a hot and humid climate that can test your endurance levels and with people who value their families and their culture, Usha brings to us a thrilling tale of a serial kille...


    Certified Buyer

    19 Jun, 2014


    Hunting Down the Mangler

    The lovers of the crime and thriller genre must read the book. And yes I did fall in love with Vir, I am searching for the mould he was cast out of. Men like that are rare to come across now a days in reality and in fiction. And the girls, each one different, each one strong and weak in her own way. All in all a brilliant book, that crime and thriller lovers must read.

    Jaibala Rao

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    1 May, 2014


    Blockbuster puzzle!

    Kept me captive and reading till there were no more pages to read. Couldn't guess the killer at all, though i read tons of detective and thriller novels! Now waiting for the sequel!

    Flipkart Customer

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    2 Mar, 2014


    Thrilling Serial Killer Caper

    The Madras Mangler seems like a young adult novel with its broad tale of romance and female friendship written in a pop culture references drenched, accessible way. But it has a very generous sprinkling of adult noir thriller with the addition of the serial killer plot. While the tone is chick lit the central plot is pure pulp thriller. A serial killer with a misogynistic bent of mind is targetting young college girls and a group of five sassy smart and pretty girls may be next. The only one ...

    R. R.

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    25 Feb, 2014


    Well written and Suspenseful thriller

    One of the best thrillers i have ever read and a serious page turner all the way. A serial killer,investigation crew,politician,five girls, their college life-all that and more are wrapped together in this evocative thriller.Am satisfied with the "thrilling part" ,a fast-paced and exciting one.For those planning to start a good thriller, I suggest opting for this book.

    Lavanya Anantha Narayanan

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    24 Feb, 2014


    Sooperspooky racy whodunit!

    An unputdownable book, not even a second did i feel the book failing my interest, finished reading in two days, from the very first page till the end kept guessing the killer, this the author's first book??? Looking forward to a sequel!

    Tanuja Senthil

    Certified Buyer

    6 Feb, 2014


    Truly Engaging!!

    Usha Narayanan's The Madras Mangler is truly a gripping, well-knit crime thriller. It reflects the author's meticulous observation and thorough understanding of anything and everything to do with life in Chennai on the one side and the accurate pulse she has on the other side of the nature and attitude of today's young girls.

    The way the author has one about describing in detail the different tech-savvy processes involved in investigating a case by the CBI is commendable as it shows how muc...

    Krish Ramaswamy

    Certified Buyer

    15 Jan, 2014

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