Kanta (Thorn) is a detective fiction series written by Narayan Sanyal. Narayan Sanyal is a prominent writer of modern Bengali literature. He wrote many books on different topics such as children, science, detective, travel etc. His most popular work is "Biswasghatak". His famous detective series is Kanta series. The main character of Kanta series is P.K.Basu. Some of famous Kanta series books are Sonar Kanta, Nagchampa.
Narayan Sanyal is a very talented writer. He delivered some of the excellent books of Bengali literature. However, his detective series kanta is mostly inspired and sometimes copied from Perry Mason or Agatha Christie books. In his kanta series books, he acknowledged his inspirations for writing these books.