About My Book. And a bit about me.

Book Synopsis
The Reluctant Detective
By Kiran Manral
Published by Westland
Rs 195

Kay, aka Kanan Mehra, is a thirty-something suburban housewife, and

young mother with a penchant for sticking her curious nose into things
she definitely, absolutely and certainly shouldn’t go near. When a
couple of corpses turn up in quick succession in her neighbourhood,
she teams up with her detective friend, Runa, in a half-hearted
attempt to find the murderers, only to suspect that perhaps the
detective business doesn’t quite become her. A hilarious account of
how not to get involved in other people’s murders, The Reluctant
Detective is every school-gate mom, searching for a purpose to her
life beyond kitty lunches, shopping and pedicures.

About the Author:

Kiran Manral has worked with The Asian Age, The Times of India and Cosmopolitan and currently is a freelance writer, blogger and media consultant who lives in Mumbai with her family. She is also the founder of India Helps, a volunteer network which works with disaster victims, an organization that was set up post 26/11 and which has a network of volunteers across India and abroad.
Apart from India Helps, she has conceptualized and been part of the core team initiating two awareness months, namely Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month in April 2011 and Violence Against Women Awareness Month in October 2011 across all social media. These awareness months involved a dedicated blog on the theme, updated daily with columns, survivor stories, legal advice, posts from NGOs dealing in the field and organizing twitter chats with legal experts, counselors, survivors and NGOs.
She is also an active blogger and two of her blogs, www.karmickids.blogspot.com and www.thirtysixandcounting.wordpress.com are in the Labnol list of top blogs in India.