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A murder mystery, a society on the brink: Death in Buenos Aires is Natalia Meta's commentary on '80s Argentina
Entertainment

A murder mystery, a society on the brink: Death in Buenos Aires is Natalia Meta's commentary on '80s Argentina

Death In Buenos Aires opens with the face of a beautiful young man sitting at the edge of a luxurious bed. Just behind him, soaked in blood, yet peacefully dead, is a man of Argentinian high society.

In 2011's Baishe Srabon, literal proof that a satisfying detective story is always about the poetry of pursuit
Entertainment

In 2011's Baishe Srabon, literal proof that a satisfying detective story is always about the poetry of pursuit

Inspired perhaps by the De Niro-Pacino buddy cop film Righteous Kill, Srijit Mukherji's Baishe Srabon (2011) investigates a serial killer, who gruesomely murders marginalised Kolkatans in the dead of night and leaves a poem in his wake.

Val McDermid's Insidious Intent is an expert's take on crime thrillers
Entertainment

Val McDermid's Insidious Intent is an expert's take on crime thrillers

A highlight of novels penned by Val McDermid is the tight control she maintains over her plots that are enhanced by believable and complicated characters

Ittefaq: Will Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar's whodunit push Bollywood to make more thrillers?
Bollywood

Ittefaq: Will Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar's whodunit push Bollywood to make more thrillers?

Lacunae in writing, lack of conviction and formulaic adherence are a few reasons that prevent Bollywood from making more thrillers like Ittefaq.

The Mahabharata is just like a good mystery novel; it tells you that you know nothing
Life

The Mahabharata is just like a good mystery novel; it tells you that you know nothing

The Mahabharata challenges generations to re-imagine it the way they want, transcending space and time yet remaining deeply personal, capturing every emotion and every conflict known to man, a book that changes with you.