Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill (1970)

In a post that I did last year regarding the series that I wanted to begin reading, I mentioned Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series. It had been on my reading radar for several years and I had even picked up their first book a couple of years back at a book fair. From the … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill (1970)

First Read of 2021: A Gathering of Friends by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is one of my favourite writers. In this collection, he selects his own favourite stories over the years. The selection begins with an extract from his first published book, Room on the Roof, which was a prescribed text for my sister, Nitu didi, and which was my introduction to Bond. This was in … Continue reading First Read of 2021: A Gathering of Friends by Ruskin Bond

Last Read of 2020: The Man Who Could Not Shudder by John Dickson Carr (1940)

But most of all you were conscious of the atmosphere you breathed: an odor peculiar to such houses. The story begins, as they often do, in a bar. The story is about a haunted house, up for sale. More than a decade back, an octogenarian butler had leapt up at a chandelier, which fell off … Continue reading Last Read of 2020: The Man Who Could Not Shudder by John Dickson Carr (1940)