History Mystery available as ebooks

I am super excited and delighted to post that Akbar and the Tricky Traitor and Ashoka and the Muddled Messages are now available for download as ebooks for Kindles and iPads.  The ebooks are available on amazon.com and flipkart. Here are some quick links to download the ebooks:   From Amazon.com: Akbar and the Tricky Traitor From flipkart.com: Akbar and the Tricky Traitor From Amazon.com: Ashoka and the Muddled Messages From flipkart.com: Ashoka and the Muddled Messages The History Mystery series in paperback form is also available in bookstores in India and online stores including Flipkart, Infibeam and Amazon. View my author page on Amazon and sign up if you’d like to stay informed of new releases of my books on Amazon. Share...

History and mystery at my book launch at the Kala Ghodha festival

‘Pa-pa-papa-pa-papa-pa-paaaaa!  Dham-dham-dhadha-dham-dhadha-dham-dham!’ sounded out Kitab Khana bookstore yesterday at the launch of my new History Mystery series with Akbar and the Tricky Traitor and Ashoka and the Muddled messages. About the trumpets and the drums. Bring together a bunch of enthusiastic kids, make them jump into history with the makings of a mystery and they’ll trumpet and beat out the rhythm anywhere. As we pa-paaed and dham-dhammed together, it was time to reveal the strange ways of a writer’s mind. It was time to bring on to stage … THE THING! Kept carefully in a wooden box, covered with a regal red cloth, a brave soul came forth to hold the tongs (for it was rather doubtful whether THE THING had been washed in a  while) and pulled out … … THE SOCK! (At this crucial point, the photographer froze in shock and missed clicking the all important photograph. Be thankful … for the stench, even over the web, might have made you faint.) Ques: Where did the sock come from? Ans: A bag full of props at a Duckbill reading workshop. And then? Well … socks relate to feet that relate to footsteps that connects to the mystery in the Akbar book. I cannot say more for fear of giving the mystery away, but you can learn more about the books by clicking here. The children giggled through the introductory video to History Mystery. We followed it up with trick questions on the Super Six and the Tremendous Ten investigators and I read out the first chapter from Akbar and the Tricky Traitor. We then went on to the...