Limca Book of Records 2016

Limca Book of Records 2016

Carpet of 20,000 flowers

50 volunteers toiled for 5 hours yesterday at the venue of today’s Saraswati Puja in DLF City 1, Gurgaon, to create this 13-foot long and 46-foot wide flower carpet made of 20,000 seasonal flowers (babunas/chamomilla, marigolds, gerberas and dahlias) procured from Azadpur Mandi in Delhi.

The flower carpet in this picture covers 600 square feet and has been inspired by the biennial flower carpet of 600,000 flowers outside the Grand Palace at Brussels.

Flower Carpet New Delhi

 

National Record for the FIFTH year in a row:

Most books on crime fiction in shortest time (15 in 57 months). My latest release “Chief Minister’s Mistress” from Fingerprint Publishing finds special mention in the record write-up, as does my very first book.

Do ignore the typo/mistake in line 5 (2013 instead of 2015); I have been assured early rectification.

This is the link to the Limca Book of Records website page for my record:

http://www.limcabookofrecords.in/record-detail.aspx?rid=1025

Limca Book of Records 2016

Good words for my latest release (10 positive Reviews)

# “Chief Minister’s Mistress” is readable … having written 16 books in five years, author Joygopal Podder seems to have gotten his formula down pat. – Shantanu David, “The Indian Express”
# Joygopal Podder has definitely written a great page-turner. Right from the first page … the book goes on in the same fast pace and doesn’t let you lose interest. – Abhilash Ruhela Blog / DNA of Books.blogspot / Indiblogger / booksareworld.blogspot

# Rarely does one comes across this kind of combination for book lovers. An author who holds the Limca Book of Records for writing at the fastest pace and a publisher who delivers the best. We expect a crime thriller to have a mind blowing speed and this particular book doesn’t disappoint you on this quarter.

Ratings….Cover : 4/5; Story : 3.5/5; Characterization : 4/5; Writing Style & Narration : 4/5; Presentation : 4/5; Overall : 4/5. – Sandeep Sharma, “The Author’s Blog”

# “Interesting and gripping novel….all the very best”. – Nilima Pathak, Correspondent, ‘Gulf News’ Dubai

# “Chief Minister’s Mistress is a masterpiece murder mystery… I thoroughly enjoyed the political thriller.” – Gunjesh Bond, Author

# Amazon.in Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

# The author uses straight forward narrative … He uses very simple language throughout the book…The story is interesting. – Vijayta Lalwani, Betweenthelines.in

# Goodreads.com Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

# “The book has a captivating cover and title, which totally suits the story. The characters are well built and not much confusion arises about them. The storyline is gripping, fascinating. The narration of the story is amazing and readers won’t find it difficult to connect with the story.” — Suyash Karangutkar, Suyash’s Corner!!! (Rating: 4/5)

# “Brisk as a bracing breeze”

(Recently released by Fingerprint Publishing / ‘Prakash Books’.  Available at a book shop near you and in all online bookstores. Happy Reading!!)
 

A Memory of last month:

 

A memory of last month

 

Chief Minister’s Mistress Is Everywhere

The marketing team of Fingerprint Publishing / ‘Prakash Books’ has shared with me photos of my new thriller “Chief Minister’s Mistress” pasted in bookstores in Delhi. Difficult to describe the feelings of pleasure/happiness and the sense of achievement I am presently experiencing … .

Photo of eight different bookstores inwhich windows the book of Joygopal Podder is placed.

 

More statements in newspapers and blogs throughout the country:

# Chief Minister’s Mistress is readable…having written 16 books in five years, author Joygopal Podder seems to have gotten his formula down pat. – Shantanu David, “The Indian Express”
# Joygopal Podder has definitely written a great page-turner. Right from the first page…the book goes on in the same fast pace and doesn’t let you lose interest. – Abhilash Ruhela Blog / DNA of Books.blogspot / Indiblogger / booksareworld.blogspot
# Rarely does one comes across this kind of combination for book lovers. An author who holds the Limca Book of Records for writing at the fastest pace and a publisher who delivers the best. We expect a crime thriller to have a mind blowing speed and this particular book doesn’t disappoint you on this quarter. Ratings….Cover : 4/5; Story : 3.5/5; Characterization : 4/5; Writing Style & Narration : 4/5; Presentation : 4/5; Overall : 4/5. – Sandeep Sharma, “The Author’s Blog”
# “Interesting and gripping novel….all the very best”. – Nilima Pathak, Correspondent, ‘Gulf News’ Dubai
# “Chief Minister’s Mistress is a masterpiece murder mystery… I thoroughly enjoyed the political thriller.” – Gunjesh Bond, Author
# Amazon.in Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
# The author uses straight forward narrative…He uses very simple language throughout the book…The story is interesting. – Vijayta Lalwani, Betweenthelines.in
# Goodreads.com Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

(Recently released by Fingerprint Publishing / ‘Prakash Books’. Available at a book shop near you and in all online bookstores. Happy Reading!)

Featured cover photo of Chief Ministers Mistress by Joygopal Podder

Just saw this very heart-warming latest book review of my new thriller “Chief Minister’s Mistress”, recently released by Fingerprint Publishing / ‘Prakash Books’.
Ratings……Cover : 4/5; Story : 3.5/5; Characterization : 4/5; Writing Style & Narration : 4/5; Presentation : 4/5; Overall : 4/5.

https://theauthorsblogg.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/chief-ministers-mistress-by-joygopal-book-review/

If you want to access the novel online, try here:
http://www.amazon.in/Chief-Ministers-Mistress-Joygopal-Podder/dp/8175992964

Chief Ministers Mistress

Chief Ministers Mistress

AN EXTRACT FROM MY NEW BOOK Chief Ministers Mistress: When Detective Inspector Badrish Sharma uncovered the body, the man cried out and fell to his knees. He reached out and touched the woman’s face, then gasped at the chill of her skin, at the reality of death. He knelt beside her, pale, tears welling in his eyes, whispering something that might have been her name.

Badrish Sharma watched it all professionally. He had watched such scenes a thousand times. He had seen hysteria, laughter, fainting, shock, anger, fear, heart attacks, and, occasionally, the little signs – too much emotion or too little, nervousness, ill-concealed delight – by which killers sometimes gave themselves away. This man Rajat Verma’s grief seemed real enough. Which meant absolutely nothing.

Joygopal Podder is joygopal.podder on Facebook and writes on www.newdelhi.johntext.de.
Contact him on joygopalpodder@yahoo.co.in and read latest news about him and his books on
http://marathonauthormasterofcrime.in/

PRIME MINISTER’S DAUGHTER

“PRIME MINISTER’S DAUGHTER” (Political Crime Thriller) — from the stable of Fingerprint Publishing: Releasing in August, 2015. Here’s an extract….

The announcement came at five-thirty. The Press Conference was held on the lawns of the PM’s Residence-cum-Office complex at 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi. Jagat held his breath as Press Secretary-cum-Media Advisor to the Prime Minister, Praveen Sachdev, did a quick rundown of the facts: Earlier that day, in the morning hours to be precise, Officer-on-Special-Duty (OSD) in the PMO, Madhumita Das, had been found dead in her office in the South Block of the Secretariat Building on New Delhi’s Raisina Hill, of a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. As he said the words, Jagat once again started breathing. Keeping the explanation short and sweet, Praveen Sachdev then turned the proceedings over to Dr. Amit Bansal, a heart specialist from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, who explained that Madhumita Das had a hysterectomy a few years ago, which made her prematurely experience menopause. Combine the drop in estrogen with heavy smoking, and you had a quick recipe for a heart attack.

Before any of the assembled media persons could ask any questions, the Prime Minister himself came out to do the regrets. It was a masterstroke by the Media Office, and Jagat gave a mental salute in appreciation. Forget the hows and whys, let’s get to the emotion. Jagat could practically taste the subtext: ‘Our leader. A man who takes care of his own’.

Jagat remembered that the General Elections were due not many months later. The image consultants were already at work.

As the Prime Minister grasped the podium with two tight fists, Jagat couldn’t help but see the resemblance to Tanuja. The lean frame. The piercing eyes. The reckless jaw. Always in control. Before he opened his mouth, everybody knew what was going to come out: “It’s a dark day; she’ll be sorely missed; our prayers go out to her family.” Nothing suspicious; nothing to worry about. He topped it all off with a quick brush of his eye – he was not crying, but it was just enough to make the people of India think that if he had a moment to himself, he might.

From Praveen Sachdev, to the doctor, to the Prime Minister, they all did what they specialized in. Jagat noted with a sense of relief that there was no mention of an investigation. Of course, the family had requested an autopsy, but Praveen Sachdev spun it as a hope to help others with similar ailments. It was a brilliant touch. Jagat also realized from the announcements that, to be on the safe side, the autopsy had been set for Sunday, which meant it wouldn’t be the topic of the weekend talk shows, and if the results showed it was a murder, it would be too late for the magazines to make it a cover story. For at least two days, he was safe.

Dinnertime came and went, and Jagat still didn’t move from the sofa in front of the TV. His stomach was screaming, but he still couldn’t stop flipping through channels. He had to be sure. He needed to know no one was using those words: SUSPICION. FOUL PLAY. MURDER.

Joygopal Podder is joygopal.podder on Facebook and writes on www.newdelhi.johntext.de.
Contact him on joygopalpodder@yahoo.co.in and read latest news about him and his books on
http://marathonauthormasterofcrime.in/
http://deceiversbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://theinheritancebyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://mysteriesaroundus.blogspot.com
http://compiledbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://storiesbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com

my next murder mystery novel

Joygopal Podder

An extract from my next murder mystery novel CHIEF MINISTER’S MISTRESS published by Fingerprint Publishing and releasing in May…..

“I hate to see you making such a fool of yourself,” said Dinesh. “I hear you may be out of a job soon.”

Another warning. They were going to put pressure on Digvijay Sandhu to get rid of him. “Don’t worry about it,” said Rajat.

“I’m not losing sleep. But there’s no sense in it. The Boss feels bad about how you’re running around trying to blow-up an open-and-shut case into much more than it is. He knows you feel bad about her death but your assumptions are all wrong.”

“Did he ask you to call me?”

“The thing is, if you’d stop making waves, if you’d just use your head, there wouldn’t be any problem. Try and understand, Rajat, you could come back to work for us. Just like the old days.”

“The old days are dead and buried, Dinesh.”

“You’re going to be dead and buried, my friend, if the police pin the murder charge on you.”

“I don’t think so. I think it’s some other people who ought to be worrying.”

“You’re making trouble,” muttered Dinesh Singh. “And you’re asking for trouble.”

“Have you said all you’ve got to say, Dinesh? If you have, just tell your friend that I’m still digging.”

There was a pregnant pause. The Dinesh said: “You’ve got it all wrong, Rajat. The Boss isn’t worried about this thing. He hardly knows what’s going on in this matter. You’re the one who keeps blowing this thing up.”

Rajat was fed up. “Dinesh, I’m sick of hearing about ‘the Boss’. He may be YOUR boss. He may be YOUR meal ticket. He may be THE CHIEF MINISTER – I know that. But the laws apply to him too, just like the rest of us.”

Joygopal Podder is joygopal.podder on Facebook and writes on www.newdelhi.johntext.de.
Contact him on joygopalpodder@yahoo.co.in and read latest news about him and his books on
http://marathonauthormasterofcrime.in/
http://deceiversbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://theinheritancebyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://mysteriesaroundus.blogspot.com
http://compiledbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://storiesbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com

CHIEF MINISTER’S MISTRESS

CHIEF MINISTER’S MISTRESS. Editing work on the manuscript has started at Fingerprint Publishing; cover design soon. Here’s an extract…..

When Detective Inspector Badrish Sharma uncovered the body, the man cried out and fell to his knees. He reached out and touched the woman’s face, then gasped at the chill of her skin, at the reality of death. He knelt beside her, pale, tears welling in his eyes, whispering something that might have been her name.

Badrish Sharma watched it all professionally. He had watched such scenes a thousand times. He had seen hysteria, laughter, fainting, shock, anger, fear, heart attacks, and, occasionally, the little signs – too much emotion or too little, nervousness, ill-concealed delight – by which killers sometimes gave themselves away. This man Rajat Verma’s grief seemed real enough. Which meant absolutely nothing.

Joygopal Podder is joygopal.podder on Facebook and writes on www.newdelhi.johntext.de.
Contact him on joygopalpodder@yahoo.co.in and read latest news about him and his books on
http://marathonauthormasterofcrime.in/
http://deceiversbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://theinheritancebyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://mysteriesaroundus.blogspot.com
http://compiledbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com
http://storiesbyjoygopalpodder.blogspot.com