3 and a Half Murders


Book Title: 3 and a Half Murders
Author: Salil Desai
Format: Paperback

Book Title: The title of the book ‘3 and a Half Murders’ is mysterious

Book Cover: The cover of the book is an image of a person hanging from the ceiling with a bloody shadow and stains of blood on the floor.


This is another case of Saralkar and Motar, where they find the two dead bodies in a single room. One woman’s body lying on the bed and the other body hanging from the ceiling fan. They find a note in the same room which clears their doubt. It is a murder confession and a suicide note.


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The man who hung himself kills his wife for being unfaithful to him. As the case unfolds, the inspectors will soon get a clear understanding of the case and it is connected to the case of a murdered boy from another state. Soon they will dig into the case as much as they can and find out the dark side of the cases which includes betrayal, cliques, greed, and grudge.

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Within no time they get the information regarding the next to be the victim and set their journey to save him,

Will Sarkar and his sub-ordinate solve the mystery? What is the secret behind these three murders?

What I like:

1. The story is a roller-coaster ride that takes the readers to various levels of investigation and leaves them with surprise and thrill feelings.

2. The case-solving method is catchy and the reader will not lose track.

3. Unlike other thrillers, the story is not predictable and is unique.

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What I didn’t like:

There are no negative points to be observed, but the narration could be more interesting which can catch the mind of the readers.


The narration is done in a good way and it could be more enthusiastic.

Language & Grammar:

Clear language with neat and uncomplicated grammar is used in the book 3 and a Half Murders.


My Final Verdict:

A thrilling storyline filled with suspense and drama. The book 3 and a Half Murders is apt for readers who are interested in murder mysteries.

Book Title: 3/5
Book Cover:3/5
Plot: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Narration: 3/5
Language & Grammar: 3/5
Final Rating: 3/5

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