Dr Sohil Makwana’s “MURDRUM” Book Series Sets New Benchmark for Crime Thrillers: The Tribune India

Why did the author choose the title “MURDRUM”? If you’re obsessed with detective fiction, this is probably the first question that comes to mind in the context of the murder mysteries you devour, and without a doubt, it’s worth taking a roller coaster ride. of those page turners to get that answer.

Inspired by prolific real-life serial killers with the most known casualties like Harold Shipman, Samuel Little, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer – the novels Murdrum: The Probe Begins and Murdrum 2: Double Trouble dabble in a myriad of genres and deliver an exceptional, addicting mystery with mind-boggling twists and turns in the background of high-tech forensic investigations, bizarre medical facts, eccentric real-life events and criminal psychology. This is the journey of a CBI intern, Komal, who is given a task, to sum up, a number of cold murder cases. Clever forensic expert Komal goes against the corrupt system and unearths a heinous serial killer rort who has been killing silently for two decades. The author was caught in the middle of his Himalayan trek to talk about medical fiction Murdrum and his journey of screenwriting, fashion photography, fitness, filmmaking and fatherhood, over the phone . Extracts …

1. Tell us about your childhood. Why did you pursue your career in medicine?

I was born January 19, 1983 into a very ordinary family. My father was a tailor and we didn’t have a television at home. I used to go to my neighbor’s house to watch TV, and since then I have been drawn to storytelling and filmmaking. I was good at my studies. With no other choice but to study, I got good marks in my exams and entered medicine, although I have always been fascinated by movies.

2. Tell us about your years in college.

I did my MBBS from Baroda Medical College and MD from BJ Medical College Ahmedabad. During our college days, we watched almost every movie.

3. Besides being a mystery murder or thriller, what else can readers expect from the Murdrum book series?

It’s a high-tech forensic thriller that gets your adrenaline pumping. In addition, it deals with contemporary social sciences and the crucial social and social psychological aspects of crime, including personal attitudes as well as the broader societal context. It contains a hidden message about how the resources of society are responsible for creating criminals and what makes a man a monster.

4. How did your journey as a writer begin?

After completing my MD, I started photography, and within two years I became a fashion photographer who had featured twice in Femina. After learning photography, I thought about trying my hand at filmmaking, but I didn’t want to quit my job as a doctor. Therefore, as an intermediate step in making a film, I thought about trying my hand at writing, and boom! I loved to write screenplays, and in just three years, I had written the scripts for almost twelve films. I later wrote Murdrum because I knew the genre and plot of real-life serial killers was extremely intriguing and unbeatable.

5. What are your future goals?

Film making is the next step. I worked as an assistant director in the film Marathi Bali. It is available on amazon prime.

Put on your amateur sleuth hat and join Dr. Sohil Makwana on this delightfully nostalgic and utterly clever journey through the greatest Murdrum detective story series split into two parts – Murdrum The Probe Begins and Murdrum 2: Double Trouble.

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