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There are sirens, and then, there are sirens. Both of them mean the same thing - Danger. Lured by a sexy siren, Vicky is mistaken for a secret agent, kidnapped, tortured and slated for death. Will he survive and save Bangalore from going up in flames? In another city in India, two industrialists are found dead, and the only clue is a strange calling card left behind. A y There are sirens, and then, there are sirens. Both of them mean the same thing - Danger. Lured by a sexy siren, Vicky is mistaken for a secret agent, kidnapped, tortured and slated for death. Will he survive and save Bangalore from going up in flames? In another city in India, two industrialists are found dead, and the only clue is a strange calling card left behind. A young detective and an old forensic expert must work together to solve this mystery which promises science, poison, and madness. In a small town called Bellary, Jay is investigating a possible ISI plot. Is it merely a murky political plot or is there something more sinister in the offing? Because for the first time in Jay’s life, two beautiful women are singing siren songs of love… Three tales of pulse-pounding action and nerve-racking suspense and of secrets that chill to the bone.


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There are sirens, and then, there are sirens. Both of them mean the same thing - Danger. Lured by a sexy siren, Vicky is mistaken for a secret agent, kidnapped, tortured and slated for death. Will he survive and save Bangalore from going up in flames? In another city in India, two industrialists are found dead, and the only clue is a strange calling card left behind. A y There are sirens, and then, there are sirens. Both of them mean the same thing - Danger. Lured by a sexy siren, Vicky is mistaken for a secret agent, kidnapped, tortured and slated for death. Will he survive and save Bangalore from going up in flames? In another city in India, two industrialists are found dead, and the only clue is a strange calling card left behind. A young detective and an old forensic expert must work together to solve this mystery which promises science, poison, and madness. In a small town called Bellary, Jay is investigating a possible ISI plot. Is it merely a murky political plot or is there something more sinister in the offing? Because for the first time in Jay’s life, two beautiful women are singing siren songs of love… Three tales of pulse-pounding action and nerve-racking suspense and of secrets that chill to the bone.

30 review for Sirens Spell Danger

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kartik

    Have read only the second story yet ("Bella Dona") and its a story to get you hooked on till the end. The writing style is gripping, and the plot's mystery makes the ending worth the journey! Overall every moment well spent. Onto reading the other two stories now! Have read only the second story yet ("Bella Dona") and its a story to get you hooked on till the end. The writing style is gripping, and the plot's mystery makes the ending worth the journey! Overall every moment well spent. Onto reading the other two stories now!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Read this book because a friend (who knows the authors) asked me to read it. Must say that it turned out to be a pleasant surprise - something I hadn't expected from a self-published book. The genre is a fresh change from the the usual chick-lit and romance. There are three crime stories set in India and all three of them are quite different from each other. The first story 'Femme Fatale' is quite pacey. Even though it is written in a light humorous tone, it holds your attention till the very en Read this book because a friend (who knows the authors) asked me to read it. Must say that it turned out to be a pleasant surprise - something I hadn't expected from a self-published book. The genre is a fresh change from the the usual chick-lit and romance. There are three crime stories set in India and all three of them are quite different from each other. The first story 'Femme Fatale' is quite pacey. Even though it is written in a light humorous tone, it holds your attention till the very end with its several twists and turns. The second story 'Bella Dona' is quite the contrary as far as the tone is concerned. It explores a darker theme and does a fairly good job of depicting a psycho-killer out to kill. The third story 'Bellary' manages to be different from both of these, and has a very surprising ending for the reader. All in all, a great read. Would recommend this to all those who like thrillers and crime.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sudha Chandrasekeran

    The book has a collection of three gripping tales set in various cities in India vis Bangalore, Bellary etc. It is an easy read, keeping the readers hooked to the story. The language is eloquent, stories taut and well edited for a self-published book. ‘Femme Fatale’ is a spy thriller about a young police recruit getting caught in international intrigue with twists and turns that keeps you wondering until the end. Being a first person banter makes it a fun read. It almost feels like you are in the The book has a collection of three gripping tales set in various cities in India vis Bangalore, Bellary etc. It is an easy read, keeping the readers hooked to the story. The language is eloquent, stories taut and well edited for a self-published book. ‘Femme Fatale’ is a spy thriller about a young police recruit getting caught in international intrigue with twists and turns that keeps you wondering until the end. Being a first person banter makes it a fun read. It almost feels like you are in the roller-coaster with the protagonist. ‘Bella Donna’ a psychological thriller, police investigating the series of mysterious murders by poison. Interesting read. 'Bellary' keeps you engaged with an intriguing tone.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Shweta G.M.

    This book is an amalgamation of 3 different stories, beautifully penned by 3 different writers. Though all the 3 stories have completely different plots, they have 3 things in common: a)they are all Crime thrillers;b) all the 3 novellas mainly revolve around damsels who are drop dead gorgeous yet enigmatic, docile yet audacious, vulnerable yet precarious; c) all of them have a great pace and keep you hooked till the end! The first story “Femme Fatale” is a spy thriller. Vibrant narration, subtle This book is an amalgamation of 3 different stories, beautifully penned by 3 different writers. Though all the 3 stories have completely different plots, they have 3 things in common: a)they are all Crime thrillers;b) all the 3 novellas mainly revolve around damsels who are drop dead gorgeous yet enigmatic, docile yet audacious, vulnerable yet precarious; c) all of them have a great pace and keep you hooked till the end! The first story “Femme Fatale” is a spy thriller. Vibrant narration, subtle humor and strong characters make the story a compelling read. The author, Suresh has described the events with such vivid language that I could almost visualize the entire story inside my head. The twists and turns the author brings along were so compelling, I read the whole story fervently in one shot. It is a thriller I would surely love to read again. The only thing I wished was different was that the book could have had a stronger ending than a sappy romantic one. It sort of defies the fiery which dominates the major part of the story. The second story "Bella Donna" is a psychological thriller. This is my personal favorite. The story clearly shows the extensive research in the field of medicine done by the author, Radha. The author has the natural talent for keeping the readers engaged through her compelling narration. The cryptic notes at the beginning of each chapter amplify the beauty of this thriller. The author has developed the female lead character really well; you are at awe with her intelligence, you sympathize with her pain, you are scared of her mysterious moves all at the same time. I would surely love to read more books authored by this amazing writer. The third story "Bellary" is a paranormal thriller. The story speaks volumes of the author's creativity. The story starts with an Intelligence Bureau Agent, Jay who is sent by his boss on what seems like a mining mafia mission. But from there the story takes a sudden turn and Jay is on a greater mission than he ever imagined. The author has very skillfully interspersed various aspects of history, politics, human psychology, supernatural activity in to the story. Each character is well defined and has a significant role in the story. As the story progresses, it unravels surprises at every stage leaving you spellbound . The high point of the story for me was the ending the author gave to the story. I would absolutely love to read a sequel for this.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)

    Three short stories by three different authors that intrigue and engage. Sirens spell danger is a collection of three short stories at have varied tones and some very appealing plots. "Femme Fatale" is a story of a police recruit who gets into trouble when he gets attracted to a woman in a bar. Racy, crisp and thrill inspiring, this story takes the reader inside a world of secrets, crime and terrorism. Very admirably executed, the story will keep your eyes glued to the book. "Bella Donna" has a s Three short stories by three different authors that intrigue and engage. Sirens spell danger is a collection of three short stories at have varied tones and some very appealing plots. "Femme Fatale" is a story of a police recruit who gets into trouble when he gets attracted to a woman in a bar. Racy, crisp and thrill inspiring, this story takes the reader inside a world of secrets, crime and terrorism. Very admirably executed, the story will keep your eyes glued to the book. "Bella Donna" has a serial killer on the lose and its a race against time to catch him. A killer most intelligent, this is a case that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The author has great command on the science aspects of the poisons and expertly syncs her knowledge with her plot to keep the story progressing in the direction she wants it to. "Bellary" is a spy thriller and you would claim to have read them all but then, the end will come and stump you. A very ingenious effort and very beautifully executed by the author. All in all, a modern cocktail of great stories by some very talented authors who give the reader a journey that will leave him reeling and pleasantly entertained. Worth every rupee spent, this is a must read for everyone. A full 4.5 out of 5 to Sirens spell danger and kudos to the authors for writing such interesting and very entertaining stories. I look forward to reading more from them in the future. I received the book from the authors to read and review and I am very thankful to them for introducing me to this "must read" book. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced. This review is also available on my blog http://njkinny.blogspot.in

  6. 5 out of 5

    Vikas

    Now that's what you call a book. Though not a book per say as its a collection of 3 novella with somewhat a common factor. Two things were common throughout the book, 1) The Sirens i.e. a girl 2) Law enforcement - Police etc. Apart from these similarities all the three stories are completely different from each other. One is spy thriller so other is a story of a serial killer and another one is supernatural thriller. If you ask me the absolute favorite from the three then I would have to name "Fe Now that's what you call a book. Though not a book per say as its a collection of 3 novella with somewhat a common factor. Two things were common throughout the book, 1) The Sirens i.e. a girl 2) Law enforcement - Police etc. Apart from these similarities all the three stories are completely different from each other. One is spy thriller so other is a story of a serial killer and another one is supernatural thriller. If you ask me the absolute favorite from the three then I would have to name "Femme Fatale" the first story. "Bella Donna" and "Bellary" both are great too. You can't get bored with this collection: pace, humor, action, supernatural, language: this book has something for everyone. And finally its our duty to support the budding blogger turned writers so that they can pave way for others like them. I urge you to buy and devour this book, you won't be disappointed. People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Titli Littleprincess

    Loved this one!! The first one “Femme Fatale” is a fast paced thriller that is full of action and also my favourite. Loved the attention to minute details, not a single scene or character seems out of place. The plot is tightly weaved and there are no loose ends. You can almost feel the excitement as the action picks up in the last few chapters. There is an unmistakable tinge of subtle humour even in grim situations, and no attempt to showcase the protagonists as larger than life. They could be Loved this one!! The first one “Femme Fatale” is a fast paced thriller that is full of action and also my favourite. Loved the attention to minute details, not a single scene or character seems out of place. The plot is tightly weaved and there are no loose ends. You can almost feel the excitement as the action picks up in the last few chapters. There is an unmistakable tinge of subtle humour even in grim situations, and no attempt to showcase the protagonists as larger than life. They could be anyone you see on the street, very realistic and believable. The next one” Bella Donna” comes across as the best researched of the lot but it did get a little predictable. A medical thriller, with a slick execution of the story line. It may look a tad bit confusing keeping tab of the large number of characters that are introduced in the beginning chapters, but as the story progresses, it leaves you amazed at the detailing that has gone into it. Each chapter begins with a subtle hint of the protagonist’s side of the story, then climaxing beautifully in the end. “Author of Bellary” dwells on the paranormal and the world of make believe. There seem to be some gaps in the story and this one could have done with better handling. All in all, Sirens spell danger is a compelling read. A great mix of three thrillers that keep you hooked till the very end.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shivakumar Thirunayam

    Though the setting is Indian, one can easily relate to the stories. They could be set anywhere without losing any of the punch. `Femme Fatale' - a spy thriller about an aspiring police recruit lured by beauty, unwittingly sucked into a terrorist plot. Crisp and pacey. enough twists to keep the reader engaged. `Bella Donna' - It takes skill to write a psycho thriller and Radha does justice. This one will keep you glued. 'Bellary' - as one reviewer pointed out it starts as a spy thriller but then tak Though the setting is Indian, one can easily relate to the stories. They could be set anywhere without losing any of the punch. `Femme Fatale' - a spy thriller about an aspiring police recruit lured by beauty, unwittingly sucked into a terrorist plot. Crisp and pacey. enough twists to keep the reader engaged. `Bella Donna' - It takes skill to write a psycho thriller and Radha does justice. This one will keep you glued. 'Bellary' - as one reviewer pointed out it starts as a spy thriller but then takes a twist as the story progresses. All in all money well spent!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maniparna Sengupta majumder

    Sirens Spell Danger is the first venture of the trifecta C. Suresh , Radha Sawana and Karthik L. in the world of publication. All three of them are what we call celebloggers ( celebrity bloggers ) and one who has gone through their blogs will easily understand what the term actually means. The novella contains three different stories by each of them and the common string that binds these stories together is suspense and thrill. The first story 'Femme Fatale' opens with a catching line and from t Sirens Spell Danger is the first venture of the trifecta C. Suresh , Radha Sawana and Karthik L. in the world of publication. All three of them are what we call celebloggers ( celebrity bloggers ) and one who has gone through their blogs will easily understand what the term actually means. The novella contains three different stories by each of them and the common string that binds these stories together is suspense and thrill. The first story 'Femme Fatale' opens with a catching line and from that very moment the reader is trapped ! yes , trapped in an intricate cobweb of mysteries and nail-biting suspense. As the name suggests , the female protagonist of the story Tanya A.K.A. Ayesha triggers a situation which proves to be almost fatal for Vicky. Vicky has just got selected for the IPS and his scheduled short visit to Bengaluru becomes a nightmare when ,through a series of inexplicable incidents he suddenly discovers himself in a state of incarceration. The story proceeds as different social and political facades are unmasked and Vicky has to use the last of his will-power,strength and intelligence to solve the deepest intrigue that was about to pose a threat to the country .Tanya plays the perfect role of a Mata Hari , whose name is almost synonymous with the term Femme Fatale. C . Suresh has his own inimitable style of story-telling and that style is highlighted with streaks of wit and humour. This story is all along an enjoyable and engrossing read . Bella Donna by Radha Sawana is another fast-paced , tightly-plotted thriller. I especially loved the trick and ambiguity of the name ' Bella Donna' and , frankly speaking I loved this story the most . Immaculate plot and unique use of the term ' Atropos' and then a perfect logical and scientific way of solving the mystery of the serial killer. Radha has uses her profound knowledge in the field of chemistry to weave the story but even when she has described the minute forensic details or chemical formulae , the reader nowhere finds it boring or something as class-lecture. There lies the lucidity and smoothness of her writing style. There are a few open ends in the story as how in every case a gorgeous lady as Aakriti is , has managed to conceal her identity completely , nobody (neither the employees of the hotel nor that of the farmhouse or apartment ) has ever mentioned even about her slightest presence ! Nitpicking ? you may say that but I'm very passionate about thrillers. Nevertheless , I would like to place it among the best thriller stories I've read so far . The last one is Bellary by Karthik L , though has different shades of Indian politics , ISI and mining rivalry but the accentuation later restores on the Bellary town and the mythical stories that are associated with it. The plot becomes more mythical than mysterious. It is very predictable at the beginning and the naivety of an experienced IB official surprised me a lot ! He even ignores the ringing of two sirens in the disguise of innocence and beauty .There are a lot of loose knots and that has made the structure flaccid. Krishna Deva Raya was the emperor of the Vijaynagara kingdom in the early sixteenth century , his descendants who hold a direct blood-line with him...to find them out ..must be a mammoth task ! But nowhere there is any hint on that , how they are accurately traced. However , the story seems enjoyable because the author has a plain and simple style which is fascinating and you would like to know what happened at the end as history and mystery both are inter-woven , as well as fantasy. To conclude, Sirens Spell Danger is one of the best debuts I've read so far , more if you're an avid fan of thrillers and mystery like me. A very enjoyable read over the week-end and is highly recommended. I would like to read more from all three of them. Eagerly waiting for their next venture. Read my other reviews here : http://maniparna5002.wordpress.com/ca...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Seeta

    I picked up Sirens spell danger today and couldn't put it down (figuratively) till I had completed the book. A collection of three novellas based on the theme “Sirens spell danger”, this book keeps you engrossed till the very last page. The first of the series “Femme Fatale” by C. Suresh revolves around Vikram aka Vicky who finds himself attracted to Tanya whom he meets at a Pub. Allowing his attraction to get the better of him, Vicky lands himself in the midst of a triple murder and potential b I picked up Sirens spell danger today and couldn't put it down (figuratively) till I had completed the book. A collection of three novellas based on the theme “Sirens spell danger”, this book keeps you engrossed till the very last page. The first of the series “Femme Fatale” by C. Suresh revolves around Vikram aka Vicky who finds himself attracted to Tanya whom he meets at a Pub. Allowing his attraction to get the better of him, Vicky lands himself in the midst of a triple murder and potential bombings in Bangalore. How he manages to escape and the twists and turns the events take before eventually evading a terror attack is what forms the crux of this story. Suresh does a fine job of engaging the reader through what would otherwise be termed as a fairly straightforward plot. His descriptions help the reader sketch vivid images of the story thus making it seem more real and life-like. Readers in India, especially from Bangalore, will be able to associate well with the story given the premise it is based on and the real life possibility of such an incident actually taking place. At times the writing seems to get a repetitive tone but overall it was a wonderful read. “Bella Donna” the second in the collection is anything but a giveaway. An industrialist gets murdered with the murder leaving no clue behind save for a calling card that signifies “Atropos”. Already flummoxed, the investigating team led by Detective Inspector Shardul Reham gets pulled further into the investigation with the discovery that this could possibly be a serial killer at large. With not many clues to go by, the team work out the ones left behind by the calling card to relate the three murders that have taken place. Their investigation leads them to a point where they realize there could potentially be two more murders in the offing. Does the killer succeed? Or does Shardul manage to bring an end to the serial killings forms the crux of this story. Radha brings in a final twist towards the end which makes the journey through this novella all the more interesting and reveals the meaning of the title. The quotes at the beginning of each chapter give the novella a different touch however at a few places they could have probably been kept concise. They tend to distract the reader while they are in the flow of reading what happens next. All in all Bella Donna was thoroughly engaging and a gripping read. While the first two novellas focus on investigative plots, the final piece “Bellary” tackles a vastly different topic. The story starts with Jay an IB stalwart being deputed to check on a missing CBI agent with suspicions revolving around ISI involvement. Right from the word go he gets engulfed in unexpected attacks and a trip to the prison. What starts of as a case of a missing CBI agent and murky wars between two mining barons goes down a twisted road to an unexpected finish. With well crafted words, Karthik brings in a thrilling flow to the story. The plot however would have earned more depth had threads such as how Jay is identified to be a descendant of Krishna Deva Raya and “children of the light” had been fleshed out a bit more. All said and done, the story keeps you engaged all throughout. On reaching the last page of this excellent collection of Novellas, I was left asking for more. Each story was as promising as the next, were delivered at a very good pace and lived up to expectations. For a self published book, the effort put in is phenomenal, the only area where it could have done with more would probably be editing however that does not play a spoil sport in the overall experience. This is a collection that ought to be read by all, especially aspiring authors who I am sure can learn quite a bit from these three. I rate this as a 5/5 due to the sheer talent, creativity and skills displayed by these three bloggers who otherwise have no professional qualification in the field of writing.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Namrata Ganti

    This is a novel which consists of 3 stories written by 3 different people. The is an anthology of crime novellas and are centered on murder, mystery, and crime. The authors: Suresh C, Karthik L and Radha Sawana brought together their love for reading and their passion for writing in their stories, Femme Fatale, Bellary and Bella Donna. I read this book at the request of the author and with the promise of an honest review. So here goes. As an avid reader myself, I found this novel an interesting o This is a novel which consists of 3 stories written by 3 different people. The is an anthology of crime novellas and are centered on murder, mystery, and crime. The authors: Suresh C, Karthik L and Radha Sawana brought together their love for reading and their passion for writing in their stories, Femme Fatale, Bellary and Bella Donna. I read this book at the request of the author and with the promise of an honest review. So here goes. As an avid reader myself, I found this novel an interesting opportunity to explore new authors. I can frankly admit I was mind blown. I have observed that it is very easy to write a conventional 300 pages or more novel, but to write a story, to put out everything you want to say in about 100 pages and still convey everything you want to is an art and takes a lot of practice. Most authors may find this difficult, but the authors of this novel have tackled this with ease. I am going to share my thoughts on each story separately. Femme Fatale: This is a story that kept me hooked till the end. The story follows the protagonist Vicky as he is mistaken for a secret agent and gets dragged into the middle of a plot which may mean the end of Bangalore. The character is portrayed beautifully and in a realistic manner with hardly any exaggeration. The story is well written and told in such a manner so as to keep the reader sitting on tenterhooks waiting to know what happens next. For a short story, this gets straight to the point and the author keeps true to his story line with no deviation. This story is full of twists and the ending is surprising and very well rendered. Bella Donna: Keeping true to her background, author Radha has used her expertise in the field of chemistry to write a beautiful story full of mystery, murder and intrigue. The story is well crafted and beautifully written. The plot is intriguing and has been well tackled. The details of the deaths and how the bodies are placed when found and forensic evidence is interesting and a lot of research seems to have gone into writing these.The suspense is built up really well and twist at the end is brilliant. The few lines before every chapter that are dedicated to what the killer thinks are well written introspection's and a good insight into the character's mind. The characters are well thought out and well placed throughout the story and this makes it much easier to relate to them. Bellary: This story taps into mythology and the world or demons and is a good read. It is delivered precisely with no deviation from the plot whatsoever. A supernatural occurrence and all things supernatural are sometimes hard to comprehend and relate to, but the author handles it effortlessly and delivers a wonderful story that will keep the reader turning the pages. The plot is fast paced and all questions that may arise throughout in the readers mind are answered by the end. The characters are brought into the plot as required and the details necessary are presented neatly and concisely. I really enjoyed this story as it was handled differently from the conventional murder mysteries and crime stories that come out. Sirens Spell Danger: An overall view Overall, I loved this book. Each story made me feel like I was a part of the story and that I was also experiencing what the protagonist or any other character was. The situations and setting of each scene were so aptly described that it was easy to draw parallels in my imagination. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading stories from this genre.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sundari Venkatraman

    This book consists of three stories that have been written by different authors – Suresh C, Radha Sawana & Karthik L. The common touch is the sirens who lure the protagonists into danger. Are they what they appear to be? Femme Fatale by Suresh C The story is about Vikram who goes to Bangalore for an interview. He doesn’t bother to attend it when his mother calls him to say that he has been selected for IPS. Celebrating at a bar, he gets attracted to the gorgeous Tanya who leads him on a wild goos This book consists of three stories that have been written by different authors – Suresh C, Radha Sawana & Karthik L. The common touch is the sirens who lure the protagonists into danger. Are they what they appear to be? Femme Fatale by Suresh C The story is about Vikram who goes to Bangalore for an interview. He doesn’t bother to attend it when his mother calls him to say that he has been selected for IPS. Celebrating at a bar, he gets attracted to the gorgeous Tanya who leads him on a wild goose chase. Vikram lands in trouble – big time. The story is fast-paced and takes you on a crazy ride as Vikram keeps getting into situations. Who is Tanya? Why is she leading him on? Why does he trust her despite the problems she creates in his life? You have to read the full story to find out. I liked the narration and style of Suresh’s way of story-telling. My eyes rushed over the lines trying to find out what happens next. The situations and characters are quite believable and interestingly fleshed out. It’s definitely worth a read. I will go with 3.5 stars for this story. Bella Dona by Radha Sawana This story begins with a bang – a murder, no less. Inspector Shardul Reham is at a loss to understand how the dead body happens to be where it is. The man is a rich industrialist. Why would he book himself into a shady hotel? The post mortem does not come up with all the answers. Soon, the head of the forensic department, Rajinder Sharma, connects this murder to another that had occurred under similar circumstances. Where they on to a serial killer? Sharma’s assistant Girish is intelligent and good at his job. But that still does not stop the next couple of murders from being committed. Shardul is desperate to find the killer. Will he be in time to stop the next murder? The murder mystery by Radha Sawana is fast-paced and well-narrated. I enjoyed reading the book that almost drove me to tears at the pathos behind the murders. It makes one feel that the murderer is justified. A very well thought out plot that’s been neatly put together. The language is also very good. Just one complaint – I see that the author is a chemistry expert. So a story based on the subject is perfect. But this is a work of fiction. I love to read fiction and am quite picky about how it is presented. I liked the description about ‘atropos’, etc. even if some of them were repeated. But I draw the line at a Google search result with a lot of chemical formulae. It takes the joy away from reading the story. I hope the author makes note of this point and adapts it in her next work. I do look forward to reading her future works. Another point that I noted – not a sin, but a mite surprising! The story is set where? In which city or town or country? I will go with 3.5 stars for Bella Dona by Radha Sawana. Bellary by Karthik L Jay is an Intelligence Bureau agent who is sent on an assignment to Bellary. His boss Vasu had given Jay clear instructions on saving a situation that is to occur on the 25th. First he meets Shenaya and later Ruksana. Both the women land Jay in trouble, even jail. Were they out to stop him from completing his assignment? You will have to read the story to find out whether Jay is successful in his venture. I was surprised by the strange twist in the story is to say the least. It makes for an interesting read as the author works around the plot, making it suitable for 21st century reading. I will go with 3 stars for Bellary by Karthik L.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Prasanna

    'Femme Fatale' (Author: C. Suresh) To celebrate his selection in IPS, Vikram goes into a bar to have a drink but what he does not know is that his life will never be the same. He meets a beautiful girl, Tanya, and he just cannot stop ogling at her. Vikram decides that luck is on his side when the sexy siren, Tanya, invites Vikram to her hotel room “to get to know each other better”. What hidden dangers lurk behind this invitation? Read C. Suresh’s story “Femme Fatale” to find out if Vikram manage 'Femme Fatale' (Author: C. Suresh) To celebrate his selection in IPS, Vikram goes into a bar to have a drink but what he does not know is that his life will never be the same. He meets a beautiful girl, Tanya, and he just cannot stop ogling at her. Vikram decides that luck is on his side when the sexy siren, Tanya, invites Vikram to her hotel room “to get to know each other better”. What hidden dangers lurk behind this invitation? Read C. Suresh’s story “Femme Fatale” to find out if Vikram manages to survive the web of peril woven by Tanya. ‘Bella Donna’ (Author : Radha Sawana) Rich industrialists are being murdered and Inspector Shardul Rehman finds himself in charge of a serial murder case. The only clue that the murderer leaves behind is a calling card, a small laminated card with connection to the word ‘Atropos’. Hanging on to this feeble thread of clue, Rehman with the help of Rajinder Sharma, the head of Forensics department, has to race against time, before the body count rises and the murderer claims another victim. ‘Bellary’ (Author: Karthik L) When Jay, one of IB’s young stalwart, has to cut short his glorious vacation in Goa, after a call from his boss, Vasu, he knows that this is no ordinary case. Although aggrieved about the treatment that IB officers receive when compared to their counterparts in other similar organizations, like CBI and RAW, he agrees to investigate the case. With vague details about something important occurring in a few days’ time, Jay travels to Bellary. But during this mission Jay finds out that things are not as he had perceived it to be and sometimes the person who will lend a hand to help you is the person you least expect to. Review The book starts with the story by C. Suresh, who is well known for his rib-tickling posts at his blog. But he can also weave one hell of a thriller plot because his “Femme Fatale” is a fast paced, action-packed adventure that’s sure to set pulse racing as one reads it. The narration flows smoothly with the author’s trademark humor making for some light moments in the story. I loved the twist in the end which was quite unpredictable and for me it was the ‘piece de resistance’ of the plot. Next is Radha’s “Bella Donna”, which is a typical whodunit, with a serial murder angle also added to the plot. I love crime stories with serial murderers and this was my personal favorite in the book. It’s a well-researched story with lots of medical jargons thrown in good measure and it makes the story intriguing. Although one keeps wondering and waiting for the entry of the ‘Sexy Siren’ in the story, the climax solves all the missing pieces and the reader gets to see the whole picture. The author deserves applause for keeping the mystery intact in the plot right till the end. The third and final story is Karthik’s “Bellary” which has a paranormal angle attached to the plot. Although the story takes it’s time to build the suspense and intrigue, the climax of the book is absolutely mind-blowing. You feel empathetic towards the main protagonist when he finds himself in a sticky situation and hopes that he manages to survive through the ordeal. Managing to strike a chord with readers through one of the characters in the plot marks the true creativity of the author. Verdict: Fast-paced, intriguing and managing to enthrall the readers, all the three stories are splendid. At just Rs. 99/- per download this book is fully ‘paisa-wasool’ entertainment.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nabanita

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. There are books and then there are BOOKS! There are tales and then there are TALES! And Sirens Spell Danger is a remarkable BOOK with not one, but three intriguing TALES! ‘Sirens Spell Danger’, I must insist at the very onset, is an assortment of fascinating thrillers from the pens of three gifted Indian bloggers C. Suresh, Radha Sawana and Karthik L. Anything I write about their storytelling caliber would be an understatement. But I’d still say this; the brilliance of the plots that they have so There are books and then there are BOOKS! There are tales and then there are TALES! And Sirens Spell Danger is a remarkable BOOK with not one, but three intriguing TALES! ‘Sirens Spell Danger’, I must insist at the very onset, is an assortment of fascinating thrillers from the pens of three gifted Indian bloggers C. Suresh, Radha Sawana and Karthik L. Anything I write about their storytelling caliber would be an understatement. But I’d still say this; the brilliance of the plots that they have so skillfully woven into riveting thrillers is a rarity, atleast in the current Indian Literary scene. After reading this remarkable collection of novellas I must say I can’t wait for the next installment from their desks. Ofcourse, it also makes you realize that knitting a tale isn’t cake walk. Reading the yield of the sheer brilliance from their pens tells you what fiction writing is actually all about. The twists and turns and the characterization of each story has undeniably made ‘Sirens Spell Danger’ one of my favourite books ever. Femme Fatale is the novella the book begins with. Written by C. Suresh it begins in true Suresh style with the opening line 'How could I have known that merely turning to ogle at a lovely girl would lead me into so much danger?' And there are some 'Suresh-isms' that make this story a gripping read for me, like when the male protagonist says 'Whoever heard of proposing a girl with a basket of oranges?' You would know what I mean if you have been a regular reader of his blog! This absolutely serious plot has its humorous moments too. Femme Fatal is unquestionably un-put-down-able with its characters, surprise elements and narration. It is certainly an apt opening for the book. The next story in the book ‘Bella Donna’ is by Radha Sawana. I must admit that this is my favourite among the three. Radha is brilliant. There is no other way I can describe her for the story and the detailing is absolutely mesmerizing. The research she seems to have put in the tale is awe inspiring. I think she should stop whatever she is doing right now and take up writing as her full time profession. I can't wait to read her next book! The book ends with Karthik L’s tale ‘Bellary’. It is a crime thriller set in Bellary and this one has two sirens instead of one! And you end up wondering who among the two would be the one to spell danger. Just when you begin to get comfortable in it being about a spy investigating a matter of national interest, Karthik spins a surprise. It’s intriguing how he adds a supernatural element to the tale and takes it to a different level altogether. Bellary is definitely the right tale to end this collection with. What can I say? I’m totally smitten by this book. The moment I was done with reading the three stories I wished there would be more. So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy soon and I promise you won’t be disappointed at all. It is one of the best books I have read in 2013.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Silk

    "Stories of Revengeful Women" This book contains three stories of detectives drawn in by sirens. Not blowing horns, but by dangerous, beautiful women as sirens of death. These stories take place in India, and are very entertaining and exciting. The first story, "Femme Fatale" by C. Suresh, tells the story of Vikram "Vicky" Santosh, who has recently been selected to join the Indian Police Service. He's celebrating at a bar, by himself, when he sees a very beautiful woman enter who chooses to sit b "Stories of Revengeful Women" This book contains three stories of detectives drawn in by sirens. Not blowing horns, but by dangerous, beautiful women as sirens of death. These stories take place in India, and are very entertaining and exciting. The first story, "Femme Fatale" by C. Suresh, tells the story of Vikram "Vicky" Santosh, who has recently been selected to join the Indian Police Service. He's celebrating at a bar, by himself, when he sees a very beautiful woman enter who chooses to sit beside him, introducing herself as Tanya. She invites him to her room. When he opens the door, he sees a dead man sprawled across the bed. He's not ready to handle police matters yet, and somehow he feels he may be treated as a suspect himself. This is a politically motivated high-action crime story. Vicki and Tanya are very entertaining. The second story by Radha Sawana, "Bella Donna," begins with Detective Inspector Shardul Reham being awakened at 5 a.m. to report to an old dingy hotel where oil magnet Kant Mittal has been found dead. There is no blood evidence, his eyes are bulging from their sockets, and his fists clenched tightly. Forensic science is well documented in this story as the cause of death is discovered. Mittal is the third notable industrialist who has died this way. Mittal's cell phone is located under which is a laminated photo of a very unusual moth, one identified as a "Death's-head Hawk" moth, historically an omen of death. This is an outstanding mystery thriller which stimulates the reader's intense interest. Very well written and edited. The last story written by Karthik L., "Bellary," is another very thrilling mystery. However, in the beginning there are several Indian words which lacked definition for English readers. The story does move on and draws one in to the deadly adventure of Intelligence Bureau Agent Jay who's assignment is to travel to Bellary, an old historic India city. The previous agent sent here has been missing and Jay is worried that he, too, may wind up missing himself as he delves into the on-going case involving politics and mining competitors, which all lead to dishonesty ... and death. Each one of these stories involve beautiful women to which the different detectives feel they have become a magnet. Very interesting stories which I enjoyed reading.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Saravanakumar Murugan

    Sirens Spell Danger is a fantastic collection of three novellas by three wonderful authors under one common theme – crime thriller. Having read them previously on their wonderful blogs, I expected a lot from them, and I must say that they have done a splendiferous job! I cannot actually call this a review, but then this is my observation and thoughts on the book. The first thing I notice is the cover of the book, and I felt that it could have been done better, but then that doesn’t take away any Sirens Spell Danger is a fantastic collection of three novellas by three wonderful authors under one common theme – crime thriller. Having read them previously on their wonderful blogs, I expected a lot from them, and I must say that they have done a splendiferous job! I cannot actually call this a review, but then this is my observation and thoughts on the book. The first thing I notice is the cover of the book, and I felt that it could have been done better, but then that doesn’t take away any of the accolades, I have to give to this fantabulous book. "Femme Fatale" by C Suresh, is the story of Vicky, to be an IPS officer, celebrates the special moment of his life in a bar alone, and is lured by a sexy siren, Tanya, which leads him into so much danger. Will he survive and save Bangalore? Or be betrayed again by Tanya who tries to help him to get out of the mess? The plot is very well woven and presented well with subtle humour. I give this story a five-star rating. "Bella Donna" by Radha S, is the story of a serial killer in the city, leaving laminated paper carrying a picture of ‘Atropos’ around the bodies. Inspector Shardul Reham investigates the case using the picture. Will he find the killer? Or the killer succeeds? The story is fast-paced, well-plotted thriller with the best use of the unique term – ‘Atropos’ In fact, this is my personal favourite. I give this story a five-star rating. "Bellary" by Karthik, is the story of Jay, an officer sent to Bellary to investigate a matter of national interest. Will Jay be killed by Raju for Balla? The plot is mythical, slow, and well plotted; with the addition of supernatural elements, that transforms the story to a different level. I give this story a five-star rating. Read the full review here: http://wp.me/p4b5ts-U

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jairam Mohan

    The first story Femme Fatale by Suresh C is a breezy read dealing with the events that Vicky gets himself embroiled into because he couldn’t stop ogling at a girl in a bar. Narrated in first person by the protagonist, the story involves an international plot, an espionage angle and a damsel in distress. This was a good read, for sure, more so because it is a race against time, and any story which has the additional angle of lack of time always makes for interesting reading where the reader is ro The first story Femme Fatale by Suresh C is a breezy read dealing with the events that Vicky gets himself embroiled into because he couldn’t stop ogling at a girl in a bar. Narrated in first person by the protagonist, the story involves an international plot, an espionage angle and a damsel in distress. This was a good read, for sure, more so because it is a race against time, and any story which has the additional angle of lack of time always makes for interesting reading where the reader is rooting for the protagonist to beat the clock, so to speak. The second story Bella Donna by Radha Sawana deals with a serial killer who leaves behind a calling card kind of clue next to the victims. Following the trail left by the killer, Shardul Reham, the conscientious cop manages to unravel more skeletons from the closet than he bargained for. A well researched, well thought out story which leaves no loose ends, and borders quite on the morbid side of the crime thriller genre. The third story Bellary by Karthik L starts off with an interesting premise when Jay, an IB Agent is asked to go to Bellary to stop an impending terrorist threat by the ISI. What starts off as an interesting journey ends up being quite the ride of the young agent’s life. Unlike the other two stories which are fairly straightforward, the author here takes us on quite an entirely different tangent with a completely unexpected twist at the end of the tale. Overall, this is one book which is well worth the money spent on it, especially if you are a fan of the thriller genre.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jaibala

    A huge fan of crime thrillers and spy books, I started reading Sirens Spell Danger with great anticipation, and it did not disappoint. Three short stories written by three bloggers, a sure recipe for disaster one may think. But what it is actually is an interesting read from start to end. Femme Fatale is a story about an individual trapped by a beautiful woman and drawn into a terrorist plot. C Suresh writes a very fast paced thriller, with great action and plot twists at every turn. Although at A huge fan of crime thrillers and spy books, I started reading Sirens Spell Danger with great anticipation, and it did not disappoint. Three short stories written by three bloggers, a sure recipe for disaster one may think. But what it is actually is an interesting read from start to end. Femme Fatale is a story about an individual trapped by a beautiful woman and drawn into a terrorist plot. C Suresh writes a very fast paced thriller, with great action and plot twists at every turn. Although at some of the story is quite predictable, Suresh manages to hold your interest till the very end. I will rate the story 3.5 stars out of 5. With Belladonna, Radha Sawana tells story of a serial killer. The thoughts of the killer, the manner of committing the crime, the science behind the crime, the mythological references all done in a manner that makes the reader want to read more, know more. At no point does the story become monotonous or boring. The story is anything but predictable and the twist comes as a surprise. The climax is extremely well written. I would rate this story 5 starts out of 5. Karthik L, writes Bellary, which is story of an RAW agent sent to investigate, suspicious happenings in the mining town of Bellary. Two women he meets during the course of the journey have an impact on how the story progresses. The twist in the end is something that no one can predict. I would rate this story 4 out of 5. The book did live up to my expectations. All the three authors have made a great debut and I am looking forward to read more from them.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sumeetha Manikandan

    Sirens Spell Danger has three short stories written by authors; Suresh C, Radha Sawana & Karthik L. The title of the story makes complete sense even as we are reading Suresh Chandrasekaran’s story – Femme Fatale. Femme Fatale begins with Vikram’s encounter with Tanya in a bar who leads him around in a wild goose chase landing him into big trouble that endangers his life. The story has many twists and turns but as a true romantic, I was happy with the ending. Suresh’s racy style of writing seems ap Sirens Spell Danger has three short stories written by authors; Suresh C, Radha Sawana & Karthik L. The title of the story makes complete sense even as we are reading Suresh Chandrasekaran’s story – Femme Fatale. Femme Fatale begins with Vikram’s encounter with Tanya in a bar who leads him around in a wild goose chase landing him into big trouble that endangers his life. The story has many twists and turns but as a true romantic, I was happy with the ending. Suresh’s racy style of writing seems apt for a thriller. I do believe that he should write more of these. Femme Fatale is a gripping page turner! Bella Donna by Radha Sawana begins with a mysterious murder and a serial killer who is using an unknown poison. Three industrialists are dead, mysteriously and the police have no clue as to how it was done. This was my favourite story in the series. It had all the right ingredients for a perfect thriller. A racy and taut plot, perfect motive and good conclusion. I have only one pet peeve in this story. I wish Radha had toned down the chemistry explanations and made it more understandable. Read the rest of the review here

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lourie

    *** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *** “Sirens Spell Danger” is a compilation of 3 novellas that incorporate the same premise, stunning women (sirens) and a mystery that involves a good measure of detective work. While each author used the same theme they were able to still showcase their talents and uniqueness in very different ways. “Femme Fatale” is action packed and jumps right into the thick of things immediately. The characters are well developed and th *** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *** “Sirens Spell Danger” is a compilation of 3 novellas that incorporate the same premise, stunning women (sirens) and a mystery that involves a good measure of detective work. While each author used the same theme they were able to still showcase their talents and uniqueness in very different ways. “Femme Fatale” is action packed and jumps right into the thick of things immediately. The characters are well developed and the pace moves swiftly. “Bella Donna” takes a more settle approach and starts off with inner dialogue from the killer at the beginning of each chapter and has a much darker appeal. Lastly “Bellary” takes on a more supernatural feel with a suspenseful ending. The only negative I have is there is a fair amount of mistranslation happening from the original language to English most noticeably when slang is used. It can be distracting at times and at others make a scene more humorous and can be overlooked. Upon reflection I would however conclude that the entire book was well developed and pieced together nicely.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rajrupa Gupta

    It was a brilliant read!! Three novellas, three authors, one common theme. Crime Thriller. Having known these authors for sometime now, I knew this was going to be an unputdownable one. And boy, was I right! You know the book is going to be one hell of a ride when it opens with the killer line, “How could I have known that merely turning to ogle at a lovely girl would lead me into so much danger?” I was smitten right there. Whoever has heard of a humorous crime thriller? Suresh, the author of the f It was a brilliant read!! Three novellas, three authors, one common theme. Crime Thriller. Having known these authors for sometime now, I knew this was going to be an unputdownable one. And boy, was I right! You know the book is going to be one hell of a ride when it opens with the killer line, “How could I have known that merely turning to ogle at a lovely girl would lead me into so much danger?” I was smitten right there. Whoever has heard of a humorous crime thriller? Suresh, the author of the first story, “Femme Fatale” does just that. His story is intense in action suffused with subtle humour, in a style typical to Suresh. However the second story, Radha Sawana’s Bella Donna is my personal favourite. I don’t just love the plotline of the mad scientist turned serial killer but the immense research the writer has put into it. Karthik, the author of the third story Bellary, is one of my favourite writers. I have always admired his originality and this one was no different. His uncanny ability to weave crime thrillers intertwined with supernatural elements left me speechless. In short this is one book you wouldn’t want to miss. Go for it and you will be glad that you did!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    There are three short novellas written by three different authors. Each taking place over seas, each deal with murder, betrayal and one deals with the supernatural. Out of the three stories I read I have to say story 2 "Bella Dona" was my favorite of them all. The first story "Femme Fatale" I was a bit lost as to what exactly was going on. But towards the end I totally got it. You have a young police officer who gets caught into an illegal ring of explosions. The Second Story "Bella Dona" was we There are three short novellas written by three different authors. Each taking place over seas, each deal with murder, betrayal and one deals with the supernatural. Out of the three stories I read I have to say story 2 "Bella Dona" was my favorite of them all. The first story "Femme Fatale" I was a bit lost as to what exactly was going on. But towards the end I totally got it. You have a young police officer who gets caught into an illegal ring of explosions. The Second Story "Bella Dona" was well played until the very end as I thought the method of killing was pretty darn cool along with who the killer was. Never thought it would be that one person.You have a killer going after people that is connected to 'em some how. Which you get the how and why later on. Story three "Bellary" I was just not as into it as I really hoped to be. It does deal with the supernatural so it is totally different than the other two stories. You have an agent trying to figure out where the missing agents before him went to but will his life be at stake as well? Three different thrillers that deal with men who are lured into trouble by women.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Pratibha Pandey

    I am little biased when I review so I will state that my favourite story was "Bella Donna" , 'cause it was real gripping story of an investigation that takes you through a lot in terms of time , places , means and the plot is just wow. Plus I love serial killer tales ( Yes , I am like that :P ) Femme Fatale has some amazing action scenes which impressed me and I guess those kept me hooked to the story even though the plot is quite simple. Bellary was a surprise in many ways. It hooked me , made m I am little biased when I review so I will state that my favourite story was "Bella Donna" , 'cause it was real gripping story of an investigation that takes you through a lot in terms of time , places , means and the plot is just wow. Plus I love serial killer tales ( Yes , I am like that :P ) Femme Fatale has some amazing action scenes which impressed me and I guess those kept me hooked to the story even though the plot is quite simple. Bellary was a surprise in many ways. It hooked me , made me read with attention , confused a bit and ultimately left me wanting lot more. I mean , it had such a neat end and yet I wanted to read more adventures of the central character. I fell in love with him I guess while reading this tale. Overall , this made a good book to end 2013. A fast and easy book to read and keep you interested for a few hours. Since it is available as kindle format , it is easy to read anytime , anywhere. Do give this a try.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Swateek

    A real good read! The first story was a bit too good to be true, the second was lovely..well written and the third one was much well described. I happen to be friends with the author of the second story, and yes my review you may think is biased. But no, I have tried my best to see the things in various angles and she does deserves a standing ovation for her research. A chemistry geek that she is.. she is thorough with her research. And that's commendable. Even though her story is much imaginativ A real good read! The first story was a bit too good to be true, the second was lovely..well written and the third one was much well described. I happen to be friends with the author of the second story, and yes my review you may think is biased. But no, I have tried my best to see the things in various angles and she does deserves a standing ovation for her research. A chemistry geek that she is.. she is thorough with her research. And that's commendable. Even though her story is much imaginative, the twists she has managed are real exciting. Yes, her writing style.. The way she starts every chapter with a different not.. those in italics.. could actually make into another thriller I believe :) The editor has done a good job, I understand it is difficult to manage a story of your own and take the pain of editing stories from 2 other different minds in the same genre. Thank you for the book!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Vinay Leo

    I could've sworn I added my review here when I read the book long back, but it seems missing, so I thought, why not add it now?! Sirens Spell Danger is an anthology of three stories written by three good friends, but I can honestly, and without bias say that the three stories are quite well written. Each of these three writers have their own styles and it shines through in their stories. If Suresh takes us through the fast paced action that unfolds when a guy gets kidnapped and opens a Pandora's I could've sworn I added my review here when I read the book long back, but it seems missing, so I thought, why not add it now?! Sirens Spell Danger is an anthology of three stories written by three good friends, but I can honestly, and without bias say that the three stories are quite well written. Each of these three writers have their own styles and it shines through in their stories. If Suresh takes us through the fast paced action that unfolds when a guy gets kidnapped and opens a Pandora's box along with it, Radha brings her knowledge of chemistry to the forefrunt when she writes a story that features poison. Karthik's tale is kind of a sci-fi paranormal thriller. It’s a value buy I feel, and the stories are some that I would enjoy reading again. If you are an e-book enthusiast, I’d say it’s a good companion for a couple of hours journey. You’ll not notice the time flying by!

  26. 4 out of 5

    S Venkatesh

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories. once I started reading, each one was so gripping and interesting with twists and turns that I finished them in one shot. Liked each story for their stuff.. in the first one liked the plot, and racy pace of the story. I could visualise the same in my mind and felt like a movie running as I was reading......at various places . Liked the way in Bella donna has been narrated....and in the third one watch out for the surprise ending... don't want to say it he Thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories. once I started reading, each one was so gripping and interesting with twists and turns that I finished them in one shot. Liked each story for their stuff.. in the first one liked the plot, and racy pace of the story. I could visualise the same in my mind and felt like a movie running as I was reading......at various places . Liked the way in Bella donna has been narrated....and in the third one watch out for the surprise ending... don't want to say it here as it may spoil the experience overall in all the 3 stories I assumed that this would be the next plot and I was caught on the wrong foot many times... this made the reading interesting good luck and look forward to more

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pankti Mehta

    This eBook, which is written by my blogger friends, has 3 crime stories: Femme Fatale, Bella Donna and Bellary. The first story is purely a crime fiction with a twist of romance. While reading it, you will definitely feel like you are watching some Wednesday-type movie. Bella Donna is my most favorite one in the book. Without going out the spoilers, I’d just say that you will regret not reading it, especially if you like psychological aspects in the story. Bellary, the last one, beautifully blen This eBook, which is written by my blogger friends, has 3 crime stories: Femme Fatale, Bella Donna and Bellary. The first story is purely a crime fiction with a twist of romance. While reading it, you will definitely feel like you are watching some Wednesday-type movie. Bella Donna is my most favorite one in the book. Without going out the spoilers, I’d just say that you will regret not reading it, especially if you like psychological aspects in the story. Bellary, the last one, beautifully blends crime with paranormal and humor elements. I loved the way the protagonist’s mind worked; his line of thought sometimes made me laugh out loudly. Read more at: http://panktimehta.blogspot.in/2014/0...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vetri

    Gripping crime thrillers, nicely knitted plots flavored with siren-ey romances... I am more of a romance lover than crime but these stories made me very happy. By the time I finished Femme Fatale, i had hopelessly fallen in love with Tanya.. Then I started Bella dona and I felt 'at home' with all the chemistry lessons (me being a researcher :P ). Then came Bellary to terrorize me with... well, read it to know it... Very well written stories with neat script.. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.. Gripping crime thrillers, nicely knitted plots flavored with siren-ey romances... I am more of a romance lover than crime but these stories made me very happy. By the time I finished Femme Fatale, i had hopelessly fallen in love with Tanya.. Then I started Bella dona and I felt 'at home' with all the chemistry lessons (me being a researcher :P ). Then came Bellary to terrorize me with... well, read it to know it... Very well written stories with neat script.. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.. couldn't find any negatives except that the book could've been a little bigger with a few more stories...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Hemantkumar Jain

    3 Novellas ... all of them complete, independent and different in their own ways. What is common between the three is their flare of story telling and gripping the reader. its like the book is gripping the reader and not letting go. Each of the 3 novellas are simply unputdownables ... the kind of twists all 3 stories have is simply mid blowing .. . I love to read more from the 3 authors ... shorts stories and novellas ... they should write more .. and sooner :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Deepa Duraisamy

    Sirens spell danger is an interesting collection of novellas, and can easily be placed high up in the list of recent publications. I rate it at 4 out of 5 stars for it's well-thought plots, character sketches and the thrill factor. A collection of three thrillers, each different from the other, the book turned out to be the perfect start to my new year’s reading quota. Read the detailed review at http://deepa-duraisamy.blogspot.in/20... Sirens spell danger is an interesting collection of novellas, and can easily be placed high up in the list of recent publications. I rate it at 4 out of 5 stars for it's well-thought plots, character sketches and the thrill factor. A collection of three thrillers, each different from the other, the book turned out to be the perfect start to my new year’s reading quota. Read the detailed review at http://deepa-duraisamy.blogspot.in/20...

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