Review of Killing Time In Delhi by Ravi Shankar Etteth.

Title: Killing Time In Delhi

Author: Ravi Shankar Etteth

Book length : 200 pages

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Westland


Bon vivant Charlie Seth, a privileged denizen of Lutyens’ Delhi, leads a life of idle luxury fuelled by money, drugs, sex and parties. A cocaine overdose kills his ditzy girlfriend, thrusting him into a maelstrom of conspiracy, murder, blackmail and promiscuity. As the world of Crazy Rich Punjabis unravels, Charlie’s future is suddenly at the mercy of an enigmatic woman, an unscrupulous swami, a society-obsessed policeman, a slippery drug pusher and a disloyal valet. The only person who can help him is his missing aunt. Holed up in the country palace that his grandfather had won in a game of cards from a raja on Diwali, Charlie plots his revenge.

Killing Time in Delhi is a brutally funny look into the shenanigans of Delhi’s ultrarich who live in the fast lane and are high on hypocrisy, borrowed money and dubious deals.


Killing time in Delhi by Ravi Shankar Etteth is one of a different kind of novel in itself.

It talks about murder, revenge through it’s Blurb but their is something more to it and that too on the funny and sad side of it. The book also describes it’s protagonist Charlie as a rich man but with lot of problems, who is supposed to be prime suspect of murders that happened around. Overall the plot is quite unique and different from what we read in regular novels.

Narration and writing style is that impress me a lot about this book, length is being taken care of properly as well.

Characters are witty, funny and well oriented which adds more fun to the plot.

The cover is also quite attractive and catchy and hardcover adds more perfection to it.

I supposed it to be a sort of murder mystery but instead it is quite entertaining thriller with wittiness in it.

It is a perfect book for readers of every genre.

This book was provided by Writers melon as a review copy in exchange of an honest review.


I will rate it ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link to buy the book :

Killing Time In Delhi By Ravi Shankar Etteth (Hardcover Edition)

About the author:
RAVI SHANKAR ETTETH is a Delhi-based journalist, satirist, graphic designer and author. He has been the editorial cartoonist of Indian Express, creative director of Observer Group of Publications, editor at India Today and Sunday Standard, and CEO and editor-in-chief of Voice of India and Millionaire. In 1996, Etteth published his first book of short stories, The Scream of the Dragonflies. Subsequently, he published five more titles—The Tiger By The River (2002), The Village of Widows (2004), The Gold of Their Regrets (2009), The Book of Shiva (2016) and The Brahmin (2018). He is now a columnist and consulting editor at New Indian Express

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