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Shrilok Homeless The Ultimate Adventures Volume 2 by Pika Nani – Book review

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The adventure of reading detective novels makes readers imagine the case, question every character and guess who-did-that. If you are a young reader looking for one with all these ticks, then “Shrilok Homeless The Ultimate Adventures Volume 2 by Pika Nani” is for you.


Indian’s favorite teen detective is back!

After taking Mumbai by storm, Shrilok is tracking down spies in London, poachers in Karnataka and museum robbers in Delhi! This time the cases are doubly challenging and so are risks. Murder mysteries to cracking codes and facing new villains and old foes. Shrilok handles all along with his constant companion and best friend Rohan Doctor.

Then what on Earth made Shrilok point a gun at Rohan? Is this how it ends?

Review: Shrilok Homeless The Ultimate Adventures Volume 2 by Pika Nani

The book is the second installment in the detective series, yet can be read stand-alone. Shrilok Homeless is young adult fiction. Though it can be read by all ages. The murder mysteries without any gore make it suitable for kids as young as 9-year olds.

The volume has 8 cases solved by the detective Shrilok and Rohan Doctor. The chaiwala turned detective Shrilok is smart, intuitive and persistent. The characters are well developed. Each of the cases is well crafted. Use of Hinglish language makes Shrilok more real giving his background story.

The book is fast-paced keeping the readers engaged and anxious for more. Most chapters take off vigorously while few might feel tedious. Yet the eloquent language and drama keep the readers hooked.

A good book to pick for light reading on the detective genre.

Rating: 3.5 stars on 5

Genre: Children’s and young adult | Fiction | Thriller

Get a copy: paperback | kindle

Disclaimer – Thank you Penguin Random House India and Puffin Books for the copy and trusting me for an honest review.

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41 thoughts on “Shrilok Homeless The Ultimate Adventures Volume 2 by Pika Nani – Book review”

  1. I loved the title Shrilok homeless on the cover. The author looks awesome only by the way Sherlock Holmes have adapted in the title. I wonder how interesting will be the series. I will read both the parts soon.

  2. This sounds interesting, I would love to pick it up for a weekend read. I love thriller as a genre in books or movies and it keeps my weekend interesting.

  3. I like the illustrative style on the cover. I remember growing up in Hardy Boys and Nancy drew and being so enamoured by their stories . Good to see kids today have more choices.

  4. This is a great book to engage kids in some classic detective series. Would love to read and tell daughter about this book. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Like the cover of the book and looks like a book that can interest children who like to read mystery books. My daughter is great Geromino Stilton fan, lets see if she likes this one.

  6. I’ve read good reviews about this book and yours is a lovely addition to them. I’m sure getting it for my Agatha Christie lover son but will give it a read myself first.


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