Around the World in Books…

I have been to only one place outside India and that is Nepal. More and more it seems to me that in this lifetime at least, I won’t venture outside India (though there are a few places that I am very keen to visit so one never really knows). Through books, however, I have been to quite a few places on this globe. On this page, I’ll be keeping a track of my global treks. If a country has a significant presence in a book, I’ll consider myself to have made a journey to that place.

So off I go…

AUSTRALIA

2021

Grim Pickings by Jennifer Rowe (1991)

2022

The Barrakee Mystery by Arthur Upfield (1929)

BERMUDA

2021

Murder in Bermuda by Willoughby Sharp (1933)

CHINA

2022

Tales from The Arabian Nights

FRANCE

2021

Les invites de Minuit (The Seventh Guest) by Gaston Boca and John Pugmire (1935)

The Poisoners by George R. Preedy (1936)

2022

The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden (1958 – but set in 1920s)

GERMANY

2021

Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque (1936)

INDIA

2021

A Gathering of Friends by Ruskin Bond (2015)

As Death Stared Back by Ajinkya Bhasme (2019)

Goa: Kiss of Salt by Smita Bhattacharya (2019)

2022

Dasa Kumara Charitam by Dandin (650-750 CE)

Bengal/ Cashmere: Tales from The Arabian Nights

IRAN (PERSIA)

2022

Tales from The Arabian Nights

IXANIA (FICTIONAL)

2021

The Dark Frontier by Eric Ambler

UK

2021

The Majestic Mystery by Denis Mackail (1924)

The Hand of Doom by J.M. Walsh (1927)

The Sark Street Chapel Murder by Thomas Cobb (1930)

And Call it Accident by Marie Belloc Lowndes (1936)

Bury Him Darkly by Henry Wade (1936)

The Injured Lover/ The Second Key by Marie Belloc Lowndes (1936)

Judy of Bunter’s Buildings/ The Magnificent Hoax by E. Phillips Oppenheim (1936)

The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay (1936)

The High Sheriff by Henry Wade (1937)

The Hunted Man by Walter S. Masterman (1938)

The Old Manor by Cecil Freeman Gregg (1945)

An Afternoon to Kill by Shelley Smith (1953)

A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill (1970)

Death Trap by Harry Carmichael (1970)

Hunt the Slipper by Henry Cecil (1977)

2022

The Family Man by Anne Meredith (1942- Set in the last decades of Victorian England)

The Hungry Goblin by John Dickson Carr (1972 – Set in Victorian England of 1896)

The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey (1929)

The Murder on the Enriqueta by Molly Thynne (1929)

The Treasure House of Martin Hews by E. Phillips Oppenheim (1929)

Death of a Star by G.D.H. and Margaret Cole (1932)

Death at Broadcasting House by Val Gielgud & Holt Marvell (1934)

Death as an Extra by Val Gielgud & Holt Marvell (1935)

Dr. Tancred Begins by G.D.H. and Margaret Cole (1935)

Measure for Murder by Clifford Witting (1941)

The Mouse who wouldn’t play Ball by Anthony Gilbert (1943)

Four-Ply Yarn by Miles Burton (1944)

Subject-Murder by Clifford Witting (1945)

Ask a Policeman by E.C.R. Lorac (1955)

The Seeds of Hate by Harry Carmichael (1960)

The Religious Body by Catherine Aird (1966)

Life Cycle by Harry Carmichael (1978)

USA

2021

Death in the Dovecot by Q. Patrick (1932)

The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1933)

Death in the Back Seat by Dorothy Cameron Disney (1936)

A Puzzle for Fools by Patrick Quentin (1936)

The Black Shrouds by Conyth Little (1941)

Voice Out of Darkness by Ursula Curtiss (1948)

Last Seen Wearing by Hillary Waugh (1952)

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (2016)

2022

The House that Died by Josephine Gill (1956)