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Interview with Amitav Ganguly : Author of TenX murders for the mind.

Amitav Ganguly is an author of TenX Murders for the mind.


Why this genre? If you have to write in some other genre, what that would be?

AMITAV GANGULY: I believe that a murder mystery genre has a vital element of rationality, the convergence of facts, evidence, and some understanding of criminal justice. These attract my creative urges.  I have already authored a book on paranormal stories which genre initially attracted me because  I let my creativity transcend to another level altogether.        

Your favourite part from the book?

AG: In all stories, where Inspector Samsher Brahma unravels the mystery step by step with logic and evidence – those are my favourite parts because that were the most difficult to write.    

Tell us about the idea behind the book?

AG: Crime and murders have been in society from time immemorial. But these always needed to be curbed and justice brought in. The pin-pointing of the killers has been the main idea of my stories to impart justice. Crime never pays.  

How much time it took in the process of writing?

AG: It took almost a year of strenuous efforts!

What did the process of writing this book teach you?

AG: One has to pursue his goal persistently and with intellect!

What inspired you to write this book?

AG: I love crime stories that have influenced me. I have read my favourites like Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Byomkesh Bakshi by Sarodindu Bandyopadhyay in Bengali, and many more.   

5 books one must read in a lifetime.

AG: Depends upon the reader’s love for his or her genre of the subject.        

A book that had an impact on you, which helped you in writing this one?

AG: Like I said, a few authors have influenced me. Their many books had made impacts continuously.   

Tell us about your publishing journey in 5 words.

AG: Clarity, perseverance, re-evaluation , thoroughness, & support.     

A quote, para from the book that inspires you.

AG: “But nothing worthwhile can be achieved by any crime.” As said by Inspector Samsher Brahma.

Tell us about your future plans? Planning a new book?

AG: A novel and not short stories will be written. Perhaps with a combined genre of crime & detection with a tinge of paranormal.

What is literary success for you?

AG: Like all authors, I love appreciation and success, and if there are criticisms, I will be happy if they are constructive so that I can improve my writings in future. 

A message for all the readers.

AG: If you love a book, tell your friends and family.  The entire literary multitude needs your support at all times.

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