No, I’m not vegetating somewhere. I am actually working on the fourth book in the Muzaffar Jang series (so, if you like the series, you’ll probably have guessed that the third book is already written). I’m also doing the occasional writing assignment, and some more offbeat but interesting stuff, also connected to Muzaffar Jang.
Later this month, for example, I’ll be speaking at the Crime Fiction ConFest (that’s a combination of ‘conference’ and ‘festival’) being held at St Stephen’s College, Delhi University. I’ll be the key speaker on the last day of the ConFest, and will be talking about historical detective fiction – introducing the subgenre, talking about the challenges of writing good historical detective fiction, and of course suggesting other authors you might want to read if you want to explore this fascinating subgenre further. I’ll be publishing a version of my talk on this site, so look out for that!
Meanwhile, here are links to some more reviews of The Eighth Guest & Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries:
On Book Weyr:
In Media Voice:
And, on The Hungry Reader, by Vivek Tejuja (who was one of the first people to review The Englishman’s Cameo – he liked that one too!):