On the evening of 10.10.2017, yours truly and three other bloggers were invited to the office of Bloomsbury India for a meet and greet for the launch of the newest offering by the best-selling author Kulpreet Yadav – MURDER IN PAHARGANJ!
This was honestly one of the best experiences of my life; not only because I was with three brilliant people, Jasleen Kaur (check out her Blog | IG); Arjun Randhawa (check out his Blog | IG) and Anukriti Malik (check out her Blog | IG) – three people who are not only amazing but are quite fun to talk to! Perfect people to enjoy this beautiful evening with!
We also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kulpreet Yadav and Ms. Leher Sethi – two amazing talented people for a Facebook Live launch of MURDER IN PAHARGANJ; it was not only fun but also informative, especially when we talked about Mr. Yadav’s writing process, his thoughts on his characters and his identification with his MC!
And we had a Q&A session as well; and for the first time, as a reader I got to understand the kind of process an author goes through to write just one single book. It was an experience like no other!
You can check out the blurb of the book below, add it Goodreads and Buy it now on Amazon:
On a cold December morning, a white woman is found murdered in a cheap hotel in Paharganj, New Delhi. Vicks Menon, an out-of-work journalist, is tipped off by the hotel’s receptionist and is the first to arrive at the crime scene, where he discovers a lead. It’s the bus ticket used by the dead woman two days earlier. But Vicks is battling personal trouble. He has no money, an alcohol problem, and a nearly broken relationship with Tonya, his estranged live-in partner, a clinical psychologist who specializes in profiling hardened criminals.
Moving in and out of the shadows, Vicks pushes his investigation harder as it takes him from Udaipur to Bangkok. On his side, for resources, he has a nameless intelligence operative, and to read minds, a lover who is beginning to trust him again. But above all, his instinct to stay inches ahead of death will be the key to his survival.
If Vicks lives, this is one story that will change his life forever.
After the Facebook Live, we were invited for a look around of the office of Bloomsbury India – an office filled with books all around; a definite dream for an ardent bookworm!
Soon, the wonderful office was filled with squeals (mostly screams!) of animated bloggers and not so secret planning of trying to steal all those books that we saw all around us!!
But the Bloomsbury Team were not done spoiling us – they were so kind enough to give us a whole bag of amazing stuff that it totally got us all squealing and screaming again (I think the team’s ears might still be ringing! :D).
Check out the amazing stuff they gave us below:
- A Harry Potter Illustrated (The Philosopher’s Stone & The Chamber of Secrets) Tote Bag
- An Uncorrected Proof of Cinammon by Neil Gaiman & Illustrated by
- A Signed Copy of Domina by L.S. Hilton
- A Hardback Copy of Starry Nights by Daisy Winters
- A Bloomsbury Notepad
- A S.J. Maas Notebook
- A Personalized Signed Copy of Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav
Everything about this meet + launch freaking made my day, well more like my month! It was amazing to meet the team behind these wonderful books we get in India; and honestly the work they do is so appreciated!
I hope I get to experience this world again; and again!
Thank you, Team Bloomsbury India.