Moryaa Re! by Mark Manuel
Senior editor and Mumbai journalist Mark Manuel has just broken into the Indian fiction scene with his first book, Moryaa Re! It is a crime thriller and lays claim to being the country’s first full-fledged police procedural.
About The Book
Foreword by Amitabh Bachchan.
The Ganpati Murders
Serial killers don’t always get caught
It’s homicide season in Mumbai. And it’s Ganeshotsav. A sinister killer with a dark and twisted imagination is terrorizing the city with a series of chilling and gruesome murders every day. His victims are the innocent rich and famous. All celebrities or VIPs with one fault in common. The elite Crime Branch sleuths of the Mumbai Police are easily compared with London’s Scotland Yard. But there’s one thing they have never figured out – how to successfully detect crimes committed by psychopathic serial predators like rapists, pedophiles and killers in this city of 20 million. Can these cops prevent the psychopath from committing murder tomorrow when they haven’t yet detected today’s homicide?
Moryaa Re! is a compulsively readable and gritty crime thriller with a tight plot that could have been ripped off the headlines. Mumbai, with its glorious festivals, colorful people and capricious monsoon, provides the perfect dark and rain-spattered backdrop for murder.
Mark Manuel is a respected Mumbai editor, writer and columnist with over three decades of journalism in leading publications including the Free Press Journal, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, Afternoon and Dainik Bhaskar. He is widely known for his brilliantly penned interviews and contributes frequently to Hindustan Times Brunch and the Huffington Post. He began his career covering crime. And in a tribute to his understanding of this beat, several top cops of the Mumbai Police and its Crime Branch have collaborated with him to make this book possible. Bollywood, the Hindi film industry in Mumbai, has also always been a source of inspiration for his writing. In a statement of admiration for his work, Amitabh Bachchan – India’s greatest actor – has written the foreword to this book.