Book Title- The Kitty Part Murder
Author- Kiran Manral
This book is a mix of mystery and humour. As unusual is the book title so is the idea of the book. The story is being told from the side of Kanan Mehra, a.k.a. Kay, bored to the grills with mommyhood, when her detective friend asks her to help in a suicide investigation. Kay must infiltrate a ladies’ kitty party group and try to unearth their deepest, darkest secrets.
I’m not a mystery reader. This was my first. The book title attracted me and I was really excited to read it.
The author has tried to be sarcastic and funny throughout the book. Her sarcastic, humourous and quick observational skills were a highlight of this book. But after some point of time I felt like it was a monologue and less humour would have been enough at some places.
I believe that if it’s a murder mystery, it should be interesting, fast-paced and exciting, keeping me at edge at every point of time. It wasn’t the case here. Felt the pace of the book was slow, narration wasn’t much engaging and interesting. Being a murder mystery there was lack of excitement.
The book has simple language. If it didn’t work for me it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you. Maybe you can give it a try.
MY RATING- 3/5