#1929 Club: Detective Debuts

Karen @ Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings and Simon @ Stuck in a Book are ready to host another chapter in their biannual reading club event. The year for October (24th-30th) is 1929. I love to participate in this but this month might not be able to do so because of being tied up in too many … Continue reading #1929 Club: Detective Debuts

Top Ten (+3) Tuesday: Books I Loved so much I had to get a copy

Today's TTT @ That Artsy Reader Girl asks us to list books that we loved so much that we decided to own a copy of them. Well, there are quite a few books that I have on that list so for the purpose of this post, confining myself to fiction in English. Here goes (in … Continue reading Top Ten (+3) Tuesday: Books I Loved so much I had to get a copy

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books/ Authors read when in School

Top Ten Tuesdays has school freebies for today's topic so I thought it would be fun to look at the books that I read during my school days. Enid Blyton was somebody I grew up with and this series of The Five-Findouters (with Buster the dog) was my favourite. It always bugged me that whenever … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: Books/ Authors read when in School

The Elusive Aunt: Always Say Die by Elizabeth Ferrars (1956)

The trouble was that the relationship went back so far and was woven so deeply into both their lives that she did not really believe that it would ever be possible to escape from it entirely. During the blitz, scholarly Laurence Delborne asked his housekeeper Violet Gamlen to bring her niece, Helen, to the relative … Continue reading The Elusive Aunt: Always Say Die by Elizabeth Ferrars (1956)

Friday’s Forgotten Book: Desire to Kill by Alice Campbell (1934)

Thomas Rostetter finds himself attending a party thrown by enfant terrible Dodo . The party consists of painters and writers and spiritual gurus and their disciples, all of whom are painted in mostly negative terms except for the American girl, Dinah Blake, a budding painter. The 'saintly' Dinah has been badly hurt by Dodo who … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: Desire to Kill by Alice Campbell (1934)

Murder in a Castle: Stately Homicide by George Milner (1953)

The Matriarch of the castle who eats glass; the diffident son who was physically unfit to take part in the war and is under the thumb of his wife; the wife who is cheating on her husband; the virile, energetic other son who is a war-hero; the daughter-in-law who is capable and smart and plays … Continue reading Murder in a Castle: Stately Homicide by George Milner (1953)

Friday’s Forgotten Book: The Lying Voices by Elizabeth Ferrars (1954)

"I'd hoped you wouldn't have changed. I'd hoped we'd be able to pick up the past just as it was. That's what we've always been able to do before. That's to say - well, I don't know. But I don't seem to have the energy for new things now." Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC. Collins The … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: The Lying Voices by Elizabeth Ferrars (1954)

Two Mysteries by John Rhode: Death on Sunday (1939) and Death at the Helm (1941)

After reading three mysteries by Miles Burton recently, I was able to borrow two mysteries of Cecil John Street's other nom de plume, John Rhode. Death on a Sunday begins in Barleyfield Park, a rather upper-class boarding house that caters to the respectable gentry. There are people who have been knighted, reverends, widows with money... … Continue reading Two Mysteries by John Rhode: Death on Sunday (1939) and Death at the Helm (1941)

Literature of India: Dead End and Other Stories by Ajeet Cour

Every passing moment makes us suffer, though differently with different people. The very act of passing through life entails some bruises which nobody else can see. Though I had heard of Indian Punjabi author Ajeet Cour I hadn't read her work till LO brought her book from the library, thinking that the title: Dead End, … Continue reading Literature of India: Dead End and Other Stories by Ajeet Cour