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Kozhikode’s Jolly Shaju Murder Saga retold in Bestselling Author Sourabh Mukherjee’s latest book Death Served Cold

  • CNM Reporter
 The infamous story of the Kozhikode cyanide murders rocked the South Indian state of Kerala. Six mysterious deaths over the course of 14 years, a job that didn’t exist, and one alleged murderer – Jolly Amma Joseph. The sensational story that prevails to this day is now set to be revisited in nationally-acclaimed and bestselling author Sourabh Mukherjee’s latest book ‘Death Served Cold’. The book elaborates on true crimes committed by the most notorious female murderers India has seen in the last three decades.

One of the stories includes that of the Jolly Joseph serial murder case that left villagers from Koodathayi dumbstruck with the reality of the situation. Over the years, the story has received significant press coverage across India.The book is the latest valuable addition to Sourabh’s thriller and mystery books and follows the success of his widely popular psychological thriller novels – ‘The Sinners’, ‘The Colours of Passion: Unravelling Dark Secrets Behind the Limelight, and ‘In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller’.

In ‘Death Served Cold’, the author explores the dark recesses of the female psyche and challenges popular stereotypes by revealing shocking excesses of sadism and aggression rarely associated with women. The stories in the book are about infamous female killers from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala.
Speaking on the launch of his new book, Sourabh Mukherjee said, “It’s a great feeling to have launched my latest book ‘Death Served Cold’. I am certain that my readers, who are just as big fans as I am of this genre, will find themselves fully engrossed in the stories of this book.”

He further stated – The story of the Jolly Shaju Cyanide Murders in Kozhikode is one that really intrigued me, since the day it first came to light – a story that had people across India on the edge of their seats. Having experienced the spark of interest from people around me towards the story, I felt that it was a story that needed to be explored, especially for readers who had not followed the full course of the case.”
Arup Bose, Publisher at Srishti Publishers said, “It’s always an exciting time, leading up to the launch of a book by Sourabh. Just when you think it can’t get any better than the last, Sourabh’s creative bug strikes again. And what better way to come back than by giving readers the thrill of stories based on actual, real-life occurrences. We could not be happier to have had the opportunity to work with Sourabh once again, and we are confident that this new collection of stories will thrill readers across the country.”

Having graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, as an Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer, Sourabh currently works in a senior leadership position in a global Technology firm. He is also the author of several publications as well as a popular textbook on emerging trends in business and technology.Over the years, Sourabh has focused his efforts on following his passion for writing. Today, he is recognized as one of the leading authors in the psychological thriller genre. With the launch of his latest book ‘Death Served Cold’, Sourabh is set to sail to the top of the bestseller lists once again.Published by Srishti Publishers & Distributors, a leading Indian publishing house, ‘Death Served Cold’ is priced at Rs.250 and is available for purchase across all leading online and offline stores.

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