hym26Bhaskar Chattopadhyay Bhaskar Chattopadhyay’s debut novel Patang was a crackling thriller. He followed up with Penumbra , in which he introduced a home-grown detective, Janardhan Maity. His new crime thriller, Here Falls the Shadow (Hachette publishing), places Maity and his friend/narrator in the sleepy town of Nimdeora where a life is under threat and tales of a ghost do the rounds. In the last four years, Chattopadhyay has books to his credit, including an anthology of short stories and . Excerpts from an interview with the author: All three of novels explore crime. What draws you to this genre and who are favourite crime fiction writers? Believe or not, ’s a coincidence. Patang was written because someone from the film world asked me to write a thriller for the screen. My second one, Penumbra , was written because I wanted to create my own detective — someone Poirot or Feluda. The book was well received, so much so readers began asking me if I would follow up with another mystery novel featuring the same detective and his loyal friend. So, I did, and Here Falls The Shadow was written. As […]