The Reluctant Detective is about a typical Mumbai suburban housewife bored with the routine life, looking for a purpose in life beyond shopping and kitty lunches. Through the book, the author sends a message to her readers that one must not get involved in matters beyond his/her limits.
Summary Of The Book
Kay, or Kanan Mehra, is a suburban housewife of about 30 years of age. She is a young mother, who is very curious about things that she should be avoiding at any cost. When she finds a couple of quick successive murders taking place in her neighborhood, her curiosity gets the better of her and she makes a team with Runa, her nosy neighbour and detective friend, in an attempt to find the murderers. The story also has a hilarious overtone. The author also tries to convey a message through her book: one should involve in the matters of others, especially those that are not in his/her line of duty.
Through The Reluctant Detective, the author Kiran Manral attempts to capture the suburban lifestyle lead by a mother and a wife in Mumbai.
The book received mixed reviews from its readers.
About Kiran Manral
Kiran Manral was born and bought up in Mumbai. She is a literature honours student and began her career as a copywriter, moved into advertising, journalism and presently freelancing on various assignments and works as Creative Director with Karma Communications.
Kiran Manral’s blogs have made it to Labnol’s list of India’s top blogs. In 2005, she started blogging. For helping victims post the 26/11 disaster, she founded a volunteer network, India Helps. Her works include long-term rehabilitation of 13/7 Mumbai bomb blast victims and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims. Manral was among the core team that initiated and ran the Violence Against Women Awareness Month and Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month April 2011, which were very well received.
THE BORING DETECTIVE
Not worth the time
Read a magazine instead
Value your time and money. Don't squander them on this book
Tortured reader - Anvita Sinha
Not a reluctant read :)
A Lighthearted Murder Mystery
womens writing - and good humour