Oru Naduppagal Maranam is a romantic thriller in Tamil written by popular novelist Sujatha. It is a racy whodunit with enough twists and turns in the plot to keep the reader guessing till the end.
Oru Naduppagal Maranam was published in 2011 by Kizhakku as a paperback. It is a popular book among Sujatha's other novels, which include Vairangal, Eppothum Penn and Nylon Kayiru. Sujatha has gained a substantial following for the crime novels he authored and Oru Naduppagal Maranam is also part of this genre.
The main protagonists of the novel are a pair of newlyweds who are on their honeymoon. The reader is given a glimpse of the two main characters through the dialogues as the couple grow to know each other. The author has used slang and colloquialisms which the reader can identify with throughout the book.
The plot thickens as other characters enter the picture and the reader is left with hints about the underlying relationships between the characters. Vocal disagreements and a violent fight is the next part of the story. A sudden death and a police investigations throws suspicion on the characters introduced and the novel takes on substance as a whodunit.
The pace of the plot is fast as new motives for the killing come to light. As one by one, the suspects are eliminated, suspicion falls on one of the protagonists.