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Ramya V
@Ramya · 1:28

The Highway Murders - Author Sourabh Mukherjee on his latest True Crime book based on one of India's most notorious serial killers.

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Award winning author Sourabh Mukherjee's book The Highway Murders is the chilling true story of 'psycho Shankar', one of India's most notorious serial killers and one policeman's relentless battle against the terror of the highways. Published by Srishti, the book chronicles one of the most sensational cases in the country that also includes a daring jailbreak and a controversial suicide in a high security cell

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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:34

1. What drew you to this case and how do you bring about authenticity & credibility in your true crime books?

Hello, Sourabh. Thank you so much for joining in. So The Highway Murders is based on the true story of Psycho Shankar, one of India's most notorious serial killers. But you've also written several other true crime books that are based on cases that have rocked the country. I'm very curious to know what drew your attention to these cases and how did you approach researching them to bring about authenticity and credibility in your writing?
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Sourabh Mukherjee
@Author_Sourabh · 2:58

@Ramya

You. Hello, Ramya. First of all, I would like to thank you for having me on. Swell. I am very excited to be part of this platform. The question really has two parts. As for the first part, which is about how do I select the true crime cases that I really write about? So when it comes to true crime, among the shockingly large number of cases that one can possibly write about, I look for themes that are unconventional
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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:20

2. What is your creative and writing process like?

You've also dabbled in crime fiction, Sourabh. I would love to know what your writing process is like. Do you generally outline your fiction novels before writing them out, or do you prefer to just let the story unfold organically as you go?
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Sourabh Mukherjee
@Author_Sourabh · 2:05

@Ramya

I then try to pull it all together to create a seamless, lucid narrative that can keep the reader guessing, that hides and reveals facts and character traits at the right points in time throughout the narrative and can therefore keep the reader hooked. The second part of the process is the research and we need to keep in mind that the modern reader is an educated and informed reader. She has a fair idea about police procedures, forensic sciences and other modern investigation techniques
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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 0:19

3. How do you make your stories stand out in an over-explored genre like crime fiction?

How do you ensure that your crime fiction remains fresh and original in a genre that's been explored extensively? And are there any strategies that you use to bring a unique perspective or twist to your stories?
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Sourabh Mukherjee
@Author_Sourabh · 1:37

@Ramya

So, as I said, it's very important that we pick and choose topics which are contemporary, which the reader can relate to and actually imagine themselves to be a part of the narrative, which makes it all the more exciting
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@Ramya
Ramya V
@Ramya · 1:00

4. How has crime fiction evolved over the years? https://amzn.eu/d/6YeXxkv

So here comes my final question for you. But before that, I would like to take a minute to thank you for taking the time out and joining us on Swell and being a part of this wonderful conversation around your books and your fascinating creative process. I really appreciate it. And I'm going to be sharing the Amazon link to the High way murders here in the description for our listeners to check out
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Sourabh Mukherjee
@Author_Sourabh · 2:12

@Ramya

You. Thanks once again for having me on. Swell. I absolutely love these questions and I'm very happy to be part of this exciting platform. To answer your question, crime stories have shifted from being about stolen antics or hidden love letters to being more about the human psychology and what drives our thoughts and actions in the times that we given
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