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  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Seven Mysteries to Thrill You Over the Week!

    Fast paced and edge of the seat kinds, mystery and thriller novels are a great way to break a monotony of sorts. They keep you engrossed in your reading, keep you guessing and pump up your heart beat. Here are a few of them that come with oodles of suspense and thrill. Private Delhi By Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson The former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs an investigation agency called “Private”. With branches around the globe, the agency, investigates intriguing cases, with utmost discretion. They possess an incredible team of investigators, and boast of the latest technology and forensics to crack cases and get to the perpetrators. Continuing in…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review- Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka

    The movie Raazi hit the theatres last Friday, and has been garnering a considerable amount of positive reviews. It is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat, a fictitious account of a supposedly real spy. I watched the movie this evening. But before I did that, I obviously had to read the book. Let me make a point clear at the onset. This post isn’t a comparison between the movie and the book. I don’t intend to pass a judgment on which one is better. The book and the movie are good in their own way and need to be looked at independently. The only thing they share in common…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    And Then There Were None – Weekend with Agatha Christie

    “One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer.”  ― Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None Some books could be re-read, even if you know how it would end. I am a big Agatha Christie fan and have practically grown up reading her books in my teen years. Christie has written some fantastic murder mysteries and I just don’t seem to have gotten tired reading them even now. From the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is known for his eccentric mannerisms, to the shrewd and suave Miss Marple, the two characters have kept me engrossed in almost every book of hers. What sets her books apart is her…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  World Around Me

    An Evening with a Boring Book

    It was 4 pm and the heat of the afternoon sun had magically transformed into a gentle yet, cool breeze. The kids had been packed off for the weekend to a friend’s place, which meant a couple of golden hours, all to myself. Sitting in my verandah with a book in hand, and a cup of coffee, it seemed to be the best way to enjoy the bonus time, reading and watching the setting sun go down. But, I was in for one big disappointment. I sat reading “The Obsession by Nora Roberts”. And boy, my patience was surely tested. The Obsession in brief The book narrates the story of…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Women in Books

    Weird She May Seem- Rachel Watson in The Girl on the Train #AtoZChallenge

    “let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.”  ― Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train   Rachel Watson is not your typical protagonist. In fact, she comes across as a girl with a low self-esteem and a drinking problem. She could get angry, violent and destructive too, to the point where she seldom remembers anything that ensues. So, why am I including her in this series of mine? This is because, The Girl on the Train was a book I enjoyed reading, and Rachel’s characterization with all her weirdness, made the book what it is. It is Rachel and her hyper…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Women in Books

    Vendetta & More in The Second Lady #AtoZChallenge

    The Second Lady was written at a time when there existed the Cold War between the two great powers of the world- Soviet Union and the United States of America. It was at a time of political Vendetta, conspiracies and spies. Billie Bradford is the First Lady of the United States. She is the ever charming glamorous woman, intelligent and is loved by the people of her country. In a good will visit to the Soviet Union, Billie Bradford is kidnapped by the KGB and held captive. The First Lady is replicated with a con artist Vera Vavilova. Impersonating Billie Bradford, Vera has a task at hand- to enter the…