Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar

Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar

by Nisha Singh


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In the idyllic village of Senduwar, fortune seems to smile on its poor residents when they discover precious pieces of a lost treasure accumulating on an abandoned floodplain purportedly haunted by the spirit of an angry witch.
The gold pursuit that follows benefits the lives of many but destroys that of a mother when her son, Malthu, dies in a freak accident a few feet from the treasure site. The superstitious villagers believe that the witch, Jiyashree, has risen from her sleep to punish Malthu-the first person to invade her resting place. Fearful, they abandon the hunt and return to their homes. When detective Bhrigu Mahesh arrives on the scene, the mother asks for his help to clear the mystery behind Malthu's mysterious death. As Mahesh begins investigating with his unique style, he soon finds himself on the trail of a murderer that leads him to unveil astonishing secrets, beguiling lies, and a tragic tale of a selfless young girl.
In this compelling thriller, a great detective on a quest to solve a complex mystery must separate truth from legend in order to find a killer and restore order in an Indian village.
Nisha Singh is a crime fiction enthusiast who has written short stories for National Print Magazine and has contributed to a variety of online publications. Nisha resides in Uttar Pradesh, India, where she enjoys reading, watching movies, and gossiping.

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ISBN-13: 9781482873207
Publisher: Partridge India
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
NeenReads 8 days ago
I was looking forward to reading this book. The premise seemed interesting and it was different from the books I have been reading lately. However, I wound up having a hard time getting into it. It felt very slow and some passages were very wordy. There were times I thought that the same idea could have been expressed with less words. It took away from my whole experience of the book. I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn't happen for me. I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily provided an honest review.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Think Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Imagine village India. Conflate the supernatural with the human traits of ego, selfishness, and greed. You are now ready for a memorable adventure as you read Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar. Bhrigu, our Sherlock Holmesian character, is a brilliant investigator who—through applying his own heavily scientific and psychological techniques—unravels a myriad of complex, unresolved crimes. As amazing as his insights and analysis are, however, all would be buried, unknown to the general public, if it were not for Sutte, his friend and chronicler. Sutte also provides a foil for Bhrigu’s personality. Their relationship frequently provides humor in the book as they bicker like brothers. At the same time, these interactions provide a platform for discovering the story’s clues and red herrings. The story begins when these two take a trip to Bhrigu’s home village of Senduwar, expecting a period of rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, Bhrigu finds that unresolved family dynamics, a witch’s haunting of his village, and the cold case of a young man’s death demolishes any chance of enjoying a peaceful, albeit boring, visit. Instead, as people are attacked and murdered, the two find they are caught in a whirlwind of danger for themselves and fellow villagers. Time is not on their side. Unfortunately, on the down side, the book is marred by extremely poor editing. Errors in the book frequently forced this reader out of the narrative, destroying the pace and thrill of the story itself. This latter was the chief reason I wasn’t able to give the book a higher star rating. Finally, if a murder mystery can be called charming, this one is charming. Not only is there a well-constructed plot with memorable characters, but the setting of Senduwar village itself provides another exceptional element in the novel, offering a unique combination for the readers’ pleasure. I received a copy of Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar from Cozy Mystery Review Crew for an honest review of the book.
carol223CS 17 days ago
Nisha Singh’s Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar This book takes us on a trip to Senduwar in India. Here is where the Witch of Senduwar lives. She had been burned on a stake and the ground near her death is said to be haunted. When a teenage boy, Malthu, takes on a dare to visit the sacred ground, he discovers gold pieces. Then he is found dead of a broken neck on the witch’s ground. The superstitious villagers believe the witch killed him as a punishment for defying her ground but his mother does not believe this to be true. She wants to know who murdered her son. When Private Investigator Detective Bhrigu Mahesh appears on the scene with his friend, Sutte who is a journalist, the investigation into this boy’s death begins. The description in the story was very detailed. The reader learns about village life, customs, clothing, foods and superstitions. The village characters all take on a life of their own. Each character is uniquely described by each’s idiosyncrasies. The plot combined mystery, suspense, murder, dark secrets, deceit, betrayal, viciousness and greed. It was not an ease task to unmask the culprit plus sift through the clues. An interesting array of characters set in a land that takes the reader to a different lifestyle. I volunteered to read Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Witch of Senduwar. Thanks to the Review Crew for the opportunity. My opinion is voluntary and my own.