Everybody loves a little thrill in their life. We love to read a thriller now and again but sometimes we forget that Indian writers too write amazing thriller books. Here are some thriller books by Indian writers that you should definitely read.
The Complete Aventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray
When talking about Indian thrillers how can we forget to talk about Satyajit Ray’s Feluda. Feluda aka Prodosh Chandra Mitter is a fictional Bengali private. The books are full of murders, mystery, and adventures. The books are often set in exotic locations and narrated in a racy and humorous style by Feluda’s cousin, Topshe. The stories are available as a complete collection in chronological order as a set of two volumes.
Witness The Night by Kishwar Desai
This book talks about a tragedy that takes place in a small town in Punjab. A fourteen-year-old girl, Durga is silent and terrified. She is the sole suspect in the mass murder of thirteen members of her family. Simran, a social worker from Delhi investigates the case and learns about Durga’s horrifying past. As Simran tries to unravel the mystery of what really happened that night of the multiple murders, she comes in close and often uncomfortable contact with Jullundur and its people. The book is a chilling tale that gets to the heart of tradition-bound India.
Cut Like a Wound by Anita Nair
It is the first night of Ramadan. At Shivaji Nagar in the heart of Bangalore, a young male prostitute is killed and burnt alive. It would have stayed as yet another unsolved murder, but for Inspector Borei Gowda, the investigating officer. As bodies begin to pile up one after the other, and it becomes clear that a serial killer is on the prowl, Gowda recognizes a pattern in the killings which no one else does. Cut Like Wound introduces to the reader a host of unforgettable characters and is a brutal psychological thriller unlike any in Indian fiction.
A Murder On Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
The book is set in 1920s Bombay. Intrepid and intelligent, young Perveen Mistry joins her father’s prestigious law firm to become one of India’s first female lawyers. When Mistry Law is appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid, a wealthy mill owner, Perveen’s suspicions are aroused by a curious provision that could disinherit Farid’s three widows and leave them vulnerable. Are the Farid widows–who live in strict seclusion, never leaving the women’s quarters or speaking to men–being duped by an unscrupulous guardian?
Perveen decides to investigate, but when tensions escalate to murder, it becomes clear that her own life is in mortal peril and she will need to use everything in her power to outwit a dangerous criminal.
Dead Meat by Ankush Saikia
Part noir thriller and part detective story, Dead Meat introduces us to an unforgettable character Arjun Arora. He is hired to find a missing accountant who has disappeared with a suitcase containing ₹ 10 crores. All the links and clues lead him to an unidentified murdered man who has been chopped into small pieces and cooked in the tandoor of a small restaurant in Delhi. Will he be able to solve this case?