The Monday Murder
hywel richard pinto

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Synopsis

Mumbai: The meeting point of people across socio economic and varied backgrounds.

What happens when people with such diverse backgrounds become suspects in a Murder on the 1st day of the week – the dreaded Monday?

The story revolves around a bunch of eccentric characters living in a Mumbai high rise, each of whom could be a potential murderer. How would they react to the accusations leveled against them? Deceit, Lies, Jealousy and Suspense run high.

And is murder the only game at play?

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Ivan Latham

Yes the chapters are short, but this works well here. Punchy, observant narrative with believable dialogue. Well done!

Jul 11 '15
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Damini Majumdar

This one seems to be a potential thriller. As everyone has mentioned the chapters are extremely short but I happened to like it, there's no unnecessary dragging yet attention is paid to point out the minute details. Smart writing is what I'd say. A few things seemed a little unrealistic. But then I don't want to be judgmental before reading the whole book. Overall, a nice start.

May 02 '15
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PARESH REKHI

Hi!

A decent start, but was expecting a bit more to get a better light on the book. Going by the chapters the book looks a fast script and a bit shorter one.

Apr 04 '15
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Mar 08 '15
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Niyati Shinde

Only 12 pages and so much happening already?!! And good attention to details (like the line about gutters, and the dressing of the cop). I could visualize everything. Can’t wait to read the rest of the book... Good luck :-)

Mar 08 '15
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Suman Chhabria Addepalli

I like what I have read, however, I feel the sample size is too small to make a judgement about the potential of the book. It is well written so far, since only 12 pages are available, they hold great promise. But whether it can be published can only be shared if more of the book is shared with the reader. :)

Mar 03 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Seems to be spin off from Last Man in Tower by Arvind Adiga

Feb 25 '15
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vidhya devaraj

Hi,
Like other fellow reviewers, I too got the thought that the chapters were too small. These 3 chapters could have been clubbed to a single chapter.
And, since we got to know very less about the murder, the suspense factor is missing.
Try to add some more suspense elements which will make us yearn for more.

Feb 12 '15
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Marietta Bulley

Quick enjoyable read. Awaiting the balance.

Feb 08 '15
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Thaddeus Dsouza

Simple plot, simple characters, enough suspense to keep me reading. Sad murderer though. Pretty good writer, wonder what else he can produce?

Feb 05 '15
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pandustar

Extremely short chapters - but then again this is what works - most authors are too scared to change from the norm. Good story line in the little that I read - something on the lines of an Agatha Christie novel but set in India. Should be good to see who the murdered actually is.

Feb 02 '15
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Sara D'Souza

Eager to see how it turns out

Jan 27 '15
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Gloria Barretto

Good read !! would definitely like to read further.

Jan 27 '15
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Karishma

Look forward to reading the book once published.

Jan 24 '15
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Pankaj

Superb script, keep up the good work Hywel

Jan 24 '15
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Ryan

Great start to the story.. would like to know what happens next.

Jan 24 '15
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Jan 23 '15
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Sudha jugat

I think it's well written, although it's difficult to comprehend the relation between liftman and brother in US, nevertheless, it has very good scope for building suspense, would love to know what happens next. All the best, hope to see this book published

Jan 23 '15
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Izelia pinto

A good read indeed. Aim for a murder/suspense collection of books next ! Good luck 👍

Jan 22 '15
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Jan 22 '15
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maxi dsouza

Nice read. The suspense is building up. Waiting for to see further developments..who got murdered? ...and who are the suspects...cant wait for the next chapters

Jan 22 '15
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Christina Moniz

Excellent stuff! Look forward to reading more!

Jan 22 '15
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Jan 22 '15
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Pankhuri Govil

I've always thought about how all-knowing a liftman must be. Seems like the perfect on-the-move book. Brisk and fast-paced. Definitely need to read further, and definitely needs to get published!

Jan 22 '15
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Farhana Merchant Malik

Simple language suggests the life of a simple man contemplating life and wishing for more. It appears to suggest how life does come with its twists and turns, even on a Monday morning. Looking forward to what happens next, Hywel. Good luck !!

Jan 21 '15
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Christopher D'Souza

Amazing stuff... Got me hooked...how do I read more of this

Jan 21 '15
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Marc Bulley

It will be interesting to see how this book pans out.
Looking forward to reading more.

Jan 21 '15
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Christina Bulley

Would love to read further and figure out how everything fits in. It piques your curiosity.. Seems like a good read.

Jan 21 '15
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mark fong

The length of the chapters are just perfect for reading on the go on a tab or ebook format. The story seems believable and hopefully the characters will come together in the end like a puzzle.

Jan 21 '15
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Aviral Singh

couldn't swallow the fact that protagonists brother is working in USA and he is still the lift man job. Plus the chapters are too short, in fact all of the three chapter can be shrunk into one chapter. It is going well but not well enough for a reader. All the best anyways..!

Jan 21 '15
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hywel richard pinto

Thanks Aviral Singh, for your frank opinion
I would however like to clarify some of the points that you have made:
1. We are still stuck in the past which dictates that the lower middle class cannot achieve a life akin to that of the upper class. This class boundary has been covered in subsequent chapters of the book. To prove my point further have mentioned a link below about an Indian tea shop owner who has visited more than 16 countries so far inspite of his financial shortcomings, reminding us not to judge people based on their occupation
http://www.thenewsminute.com/lives/503
2. The chapters have been intentionally kept short. In today’s fast paced world people seldom find the time to read chapters which run into many pages.
3. Shorter chapters have a psychological advantage, hooking the reader for just another chapter – which in most cases continues for another 3-4 chapters. Longer chapters require more investment of time by the reader.
I do feel that BGB should have an option of showcasing more than just 3 sample chapters and one cannot get the entire flavor of the book after reading just 3 chapters.
Thanks for your time, effort and rating. It does mean a lot to a new writer like me.

Jan 23 '15
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