Top 5 Contemporary Indian Thriller Authors

Even though Indian mystery thriller books are ignored by many, we can’t deny the fact that many Indian authors write good thriller novels. Many readers compare Indian authors with international authors and criticize Indian writers.

However, in this article, we will show some of the finest Indian contemporary thriller writers who can change your perception regarding this common notion. These authors have changed the perception of many people already.

Here’s the list:

1. Anita Nair

 Born in 1966, Anita Nair is undoubtedly one of the finest authors of Indian literature. Her books are engaging, and her writing style is captivating as well. The characters in her books are perfectly knit to the story.

Famous Books: Cut Like Wound, Chain of Custody, Eating Wasps

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2. Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian, born in 1970, is a banker by profession and has written many renowned thrillers about bankers. Subramanian also writes columns for popular magazines and has his weekly column in The Economic Times.

Famous Books: The Bankster, God is a Gamer, Insomnia, A Brutal Hand

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3. Novoneel Chakraborthy

Novoneel Chakraborthy is one of the most famous authors of India. His books are written in simple language but give enough nail-biting moments to the readers. His thriller series ‘The Stranger Trilogy’ has been adapted into a web series named Hello Mini on MX Player.

Famous Books: The Stranger Trilogy, Half Torn Hearts, Red Suits You, Whisper to Me Your Lies, Cheaters

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4. Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra is one writer whose detailing in his works can be learned by the length of his book Sacred Games, which is 928 pages long. Born in 1961, Chandra’s first book ‘Red Earth and Pouring Rain’ won the 1996 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book.

Famous Books: Sacred Games, Red Earth and Pouring Rain

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5. Sharmishtha Shenoy

It would not be wrong calling Sharmishtha Shenoy our own ‘Agatha Christie’ in the making. Her thriller novels are fast-paced and keep you engaged till the last page. She adds a hefty amount of suspense to her books.

Famous Books: Silent Witness, Behind the Scenes, Murder in the Chowdhury Palace, Fatal Fallout

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