About the Book
Bollywood Storm is a lyrical, mystical murder mystery, set in Bollywood-style. The mazza of this story unfolds in two Books, spanning two continents Elanna Forsythe George is a Boston born, New York forensic scientist who only takes on cold cases. Stone cold dead cases. She solves mysteries in unusual ways with her accidentally acquired, para-mystical abilities. Her cases come to her a few years after high-powered mainstream investigations, police and legal proceedings have all failed, and there's a dead end. But she doesn't take every case. Book I: New York
Elanna is hired by the Bollywood starlet, Simryn Gill, to reopen the case of Rajesh Sharma, a Bollywood director who died, supposedly from cardiac arrest, two years previous. Although it appears a simple heart attack, there is no drama, no gossip, and no controversy anywhere in the Bollywood media. Somewhere, in that odd conspicuous silence, Elanna smells a big rat. Praise for Bollywood Storm "It's a book about mysticism, possessing vast imagination, delivered up with an incredible amount of skill."
Sheri-d Wilson, Poet & Educator. Winner: The USA Heavyweight Title for Poetry, CBC Arts Top Ten Poets in Canada. Her words yield a world around the reader, a story so detailed it reminded me of Victor Hugo, one of my favorite authors. A fresh take on the supernatural crime genre, N.K.Johel not only introduces Bollywood to new readers, she does it with flare!"
Mani Amar, Director, Producer, Filmmaker, Winner of the New York Sikh International Film Festival Award, Best Documentary. "[Like a Bollywood] musical, Book I is a rich, spicy masala of action, suspense, noir crime thriller, music, song, dance, comedy and romance, the paranormal and various religious and spiritual traditions, all painted in a full, multicultural palette . . . "
Jim Bratone, An Artist, Filmmaker & Designer living in Arlington Texas. "Mystery lovers, rejoice! ..." Publisher's Daily Reviews ***************
About the Author: N.K. Johel is a third generation Sikh-Canadian. Her grandfather, who was born in the 1860's or so, emigrated to North America during the first decade of the twentieth century. Yet due to many complex historical happenings, she did not begin to learn English until she started primary school. She gravitated to art, music, writing and theatre during her school years in Lake Cowichan. As a young adult, she moved to Nanaimo to study theatre at Vancouver Island Univerity, and then to Vancouver to study painting and fine arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her interest in literature developed informally. She credits Toni Morrison's Jazz and Michael Ondaatje's Running In The Family as the works that rekindled her interest in writing.