• 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…

  • 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.…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Popcorn Zone

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

    If Tomorrow Comes – #AtoZChallenge

      “I will survive, Tracy thought. I face my enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.”  ― Sidney Sheldon, If Tomorrow Comes I am a Sidney Sheldon fan. Just love the suspense element that his books hold within it. But must say, have had my reservations on the portrayal of women in a few of his books. Nevertheless, here is a book, where I loved the main protagonist-the beautiful, intelligent and strong…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Thriller on Your Mind? Pick Memory Man by David Baldacci

    After a bit of a reading slump, I needed a fast-paced book to get me going. I picked up David Baldacci from the local library here last weekend. It was my first Baldacci, and the first book in Baldacci’s Amos Decker series (there have been four so far in the series). Amos Decker is the detective at play, solving mysteries and murders. Having suffered a head injury that ended his…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review: Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija

    Vish Dhamija, author of crime fiction and legal drama, is out with his sixth novel titled “Unlawful Justice”. A tale that highlights and puts together the nitty-gritty of the Indian judicial system, what happens inside the court and outside the courtroom, lives of the rich and powerful and the effects these can have on someone in the lower strata of society. Story in brief Baby is the 16 year old…