Salil Desai

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Salil Desai is an author, columnist and film-maker based in Pune. He is best known for his much-acclaimed Inspector Saralkar Mystery Series which includes 3 and a Half Murders (2017), The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen (2015) and Killing Ashish Karve (2014).
His other popular books are Murder on a Side Street (2011) as well as a collection of short stories, Lost Libido and Other Gulp Fiction (2012). The Sane Psychopath (2018) is his sixth book.

Over the years, Salil’s books have received good reviews in The Hindu, New Indian Express, The Pioneer, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, First City, The Tribune, Afternoon Despatch & Courier etc. His work has been praised by veteran authors Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Shobhaa De and film-makers Sriram Raghavan and Sujoy
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3 and a Half Murders

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The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen

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Killing Ashish Karve : An I...

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Murder On A Side Street

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“Even as he began speaking, he knew he was committing the biggest mistake husbands often made. “What are you thinking?” Her eyes slowly turned to him, still deep in thought. Then she pushed the newspaper towards him gently. “I want you to read this article,” she said, pointing at a column.”
Salil Desai, The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen

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Salil Desai Thanks Mukesh. Yes I am working on a new one. Hopefully, it will be out late next year.


Mukesh Kumar Thanks for accepting the friend request! I am a fan of your Saralkar-Motkar series novels. So, are you working on a new one? Any expected dates, if not to much to ask :)


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