Best-known as the creator of the fictional Mughal detective, MuzaffarJang(the hero of The Englishmans Cameo, The Eighth Guest & Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries, and forthcoming books in a similar vein), Madhulika Liddle began her writing career with short stories. Silent Fear, set in an eerie office after working hours, was her first piece of writing ever to be published it won Femina magazines Thriller Contest in June 2001.Since then, Madhulika has written a number of short stories, spanning genres that range from humour to social awareness to detective. Her story, A Morning Swim, about an eight-year old boy who dives into the Yamuna to collect coins, won the Overall Prize in the Commonwealth Broadcasting Associations Short Story Competition in 2003. Other stories of hers have been published in magazines and anthologies, and a set of five stories won Oxford Bookstores e-Author Version 4.0 Competition in 2006.In addition, Madhulika writes on travel, and on classic cinema (the latter primarily on her blog,www.dustedoff.wordpress.com). She also occasionally writes humorous articles for broadcast on All India Radio.Madhulika lives inNew Delhiwith her husband, Tarun.