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Pi Agency (Rashmi Purohit Mystery #1) by Neelabh Pratap Singh

Book Blurb:

A Rookie Detective
A Troubled Businessman
An Invisible Enemy

Rashmi Purohit – a failed CBI aspirant – struggles to run her own private detective agency out of her claustrophobic basement. When a wealthy businessman with a troubled, drug-addicted son arrives at her doorstep, a cash-strapped Rashmi Purohit and her band of amateurs grab the opportunity. Little do they know that the enemy they are up against doesn’t just operate in the shady ghettos of the capital, but also in the darkest recesses of the virtual world. What seems like a perfect case may destroy her agency and her life in more ways than possible.

Genre: Fiction/Thriller

Pages: 261

Format: Kindle/Paperback


  • Kindle: 99 INR/$7.00
  • Paperback (available only in India): 249 INR

My ratings: 4/5

This one is a recommended read for crime thriller lovers

Circling around the drug abuse and drug trafficking in Delhi, this crime thriller will keep you hooked and curious. A recommended read for the lovers of the genre, pick this one if you enjoy full-length novels rather than quick-reads.

What I liked about the book:
–> Despite being a crime thriller, it teaches us the importance of family too.
–> Rashmi Purohit’s character is so full of flaws that it makes her all the more relatable.
–> How Pi Agency uses common sense and everyday tactics to work out their cases and provide results.
–> The suspense is quite unpredictable and I like how it is so multi-layered, like every time they think they’ve found the culprit, it turns out there’s someone else behind it all. This factor keeps the book engaging till the end.

What I did not like about the book:
–> I wish there was a closure to Akshay and Diskha’s stories too, we were left hanging especially about Diksha’s predicament.
–> The story loses grip sometimes.

Quotable quotes:
–>Memories are like leeches. If you allow them to stick to you, they will do nothing but suck your blood.
–> Read even if you don’t like to read. You will learn things that will prove useful when you least expect them to be.
–> A good habit was difficult to adopt and bad difficult to shun.
–>Dusky is a dubious word devised by fair-skinned people. They don’t want to sound racist, so they created another term for people who don’t fall into their shade of skin colour.
–>It’s amusing how people think of adultery as the only reason for broken marriages.

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