By A Correspondent
New Delhi: Penguin Random House India on Thursday announced that Alt Balaji, Ekta Kapoor’s digital wing of Balaji, has acquired the rights of Novoneel Chakraborty’s novel Black Suits You, a bestseller known for its gripping and fast-paced plot. It was in top 5 thrillers in Amazon for 15 weeks straight.
Black Suits You is the story of twenty-seven-year-old Kiyan Roy, a reclusive author of the bestselling erotica trilogy, Handcuffs. When he appears in public for the first time to promote his books, his readers fall in love with his good looks and wit. However, one of them gets too close. Kiyan is followed and seduced by a mysterious girl who pursues him across cities, book events, hotels, luncheons and media interviews. Soon, he becomes obsessed by her and falls for her charms. As Kiyan gets sucked deeper and deeper into this dark and twisted love affair, he is forced to surrender all control. His life and career slowly begin to unravel as this girl leads him down a dangerous path. The novel, a clever psychosexual thriller, will keep you guessing till the end.
Talking about this new acquisition, Rukun Kaul, AVP – Digital and Business Initiatives, Penguin Random House India told Arrackistan.com: “After the tremendous success of The Stranger Trilogy, we’re delighted to see the same enthusiasm for Novoveel C’s new book Black Suits You. Here’s to the continued demand for Novoneel’s pacy thrillers in the digital space.”
‘Black Suits You is my only psycho-sexual thriller till date. I’m excited and thrilled that it will be helmed by Alt Balaji. I’m sure they will do full justice to the story turning the book into an edge-of-the-seat web series for us all.’ said author, Novoneel Chakraborty.
Milee Ashwarya, Editor-in-Chief (Business & Commercial), Penguin Random House India, stated, ‘Black Suits You is a bestselling psychological thriller that we published in 2016 and has since gripped the minds of thousands of readers. I am delighted and really excited that it will now be available in new avatar and reach out to many more people across the world. Novoneel Chakraborty is a supremely talented writer who never ceases to amaze me and I wish him and Alt Balaji all the good luck in this new venture.’
About the author
Novoneel Chakraborty is the bestselling author of ten romantic thriller novels and one short story collection titled Cheaters. His novel ‘Forget Me Not, Stranger’ debuted at no. 1 bestseller rank across India. While ‘All Yours, Stranger’ ranked in top 5 thriller novels on Amazon, India. The only one to feature amidst other international bestsellers. His latest Forever Series has sustained in the bestseller list for ten weeks straight after release with Forever Is A Lie featuring in the highest selling books on Flipkart for 2017 while Forever Is True made it to the Amazon’s MEMORABLE BOOKS of 2017 and TIMES OF INDIA’s MOST STUNNING BOOKS of 2017. Apart from novels, Novoneel has written and developed several TV shows Like Savdhaan India and Yeh Hai Aashiqui. He lives and works in Mumbai.
About Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House India is the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent, publishing over 250 new titles every year and with an active backlist of over 3000 titles. With a strong fiction and nonfiction list, we publish across every segment including biography, travel, business, politics, history, religion and philosophy, lifestyle, cookery, health and fitness, sports and leisure, visual books and children’s books. The children’s titles are published under the Puffin imprint.
The list includes Booker Prize-winning novels and virtually every major literary prize, including the Nobel Prize, the Magsaysay Award, the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Several of our authors are also recipients of the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian honours.
Penguin Random House India is also the exclusive distribution partner for several leading local and international publishing houses in India.