Barnabas – Book review
Another racy thriller is out in the market for all you whodunit lovers. It is called Barnabas and has been written by Sangeeta Nambiar. A murder mystery set in Mumbai, the book is simple, pacy and well-written. Researching a bit on Sangeeta, I found that she is a director at this link: http://idiva.com/news-entertainment/woman-director-sangeeta-nambiar-on-her-debut-english-film/16385 and that she has vast experience in acting and theater at this link: http://www.playacting.net/about.html. So frankly I was quite impressed with her even before I started reading the book. Adding to this was the simple pretty cover and the leading blurb. Before I started reading the book I researched on the title, as I often do to find out any connections that will help me enjoy the book more and I found out that Barnabas, born Joseph, was an early Christian, one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem. Barnabas' story appears in the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul mentions him in some of his epistles. Tertullian named him as the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, but this and other attributions are conjecture. All this was courtesy www.wikipedia.com but it didn't quite link up to anything in the book as I later discovered. No problem, my G. K. is enhanced.
All in all, I rate this book highly. I prefer it over most Indian whodunits I have read recently. Go for it, I am sure you will enjoy the experience!