Book Review : Tattooed Music
Most of us, who are born in the 60, 70 or 80s have grown up on the steady diet of Nancy Drew, the Famous Five and the Secret Seven. How we adored those little brilliant detectives? Now, just imagine reading adventurous stories of our home-grown Indie detectives – wouldn’t that give our children a high?
A few days ago, I read this detective story by Jinal Shailesh Doshi which quite fascinated me. So here I am telling you more about the book.
Age Group: 10+
Plot of Tattooed Music
Near the sleepy coastal town of Jhiljhila, they find a sunken ship which belonged to the dreaded pirate the Black Piper. During the same time, Prash and Nish, fraternal twins and teen detectives get to see the replica of Daulihaam (a blue diamond gold choker necklace that belonged to Princess Sanyogita and gifted to her by none other than the brave Prithviraj Chauhan) and a bloodstained pure silk handkerchief. Fascinated by these mysterious items and sensing a connection between the sunken ship and these things, the boys embark on an adventurous journey of old ships and tattooed music. As they plunge deeper into the mystery, they get the intriguing answers, but it also invites danger.
Will they be able to unravel the mystery of the incident that took place more than two decades ago and shook the town of Jhiljhila?
Read the book to know more.
What worked for me?
A lot of things actually. To start with, I like the way a piece of history has been chosen and a lovely mystery has been woven around it. So fascinated I was with the story that I actually went to Google to find out about the existence of Daulihaam, the beautiful blue diamond necklace and its relevance to the Rajput Queen.
Who doesn’t like a good pirate story? There – you get one more reason to appreciate the book. Pirates are dangerous, but also mysterious and fascinating. The mystery is cleverly woven which keeps you on tenterhooks until the end. It’s a good mix of history, mystery, danger and interesting characters.
What could be worked upon?
A little proofreading would help the book. Also, the book cover doesn’t do justice to the quality of the book.
About the Author:
A Freelance Writer and a Creative English Teacher, Jinal Shailesh Doshi is a Gold Leaf Diplomat from the Writers Bureau Institute, has earned an MA in English Literature and has several published articles to her credit. Author of The Mystery Crackers: A Chest’s Tale, she continues to spin mysteries with her second novel – The Mystery Crackers: Tattooed Music and aspires to create a series on it.
You may buy the Kindle version of this book from here
Catch up with Jinal on her blog
Also, here is the link to her first novel – The Mystery Crackers: A Chest’s Tale.
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