First Read of 2022: Shahid Sukh Dev by Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich (2016)

Of the three young men who were hanged by the British Colonial Government on 23rd March 1931, a lot is known about Bhagat Singh (1907-1931) with many books written and films produced on him. The same however cannot be said of his two comrades, Rajguru (1908-1931) and Sukhdev (1907-1931) who died alongside him. https://mobile.twitter.com/sauravk1890/status/1128521900383096832 Professor … Continue reading First Read of 2022: Shahid Sukh Dev by Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich (2016)

#GermanLitMonth: Three Crime Novels

The German Literature month has given me a wonderful opportunity to read three authors who had long been on my wishlist. Splinter by Sebastian Fitzek (2009) 'Back to the default position?' said Marc. 'A total reset?' Marc Lucas is a psychiatrist who has enough problems of his own. A few months prior to the beginning … Continue reading #GermanLitMonth: Three Crime Novels

Crash: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (2016)

He realizes that everyone else on that plane except he and the boy exist now only in the past tense. David Bateman is a media mogul whose news channel is doing exceptionally well, thanks to a programme hosted by Bill Cunningham, a man who believes that news has to be created rather than simply told. … Continue reading Crash: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (2016)

Review: Assassins: A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London

Assassins: A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London by Jim EldridgeMy rating: 2 of 5 stars A promising start to a police procedural set in post-WWI London peters down to a rather predictable end. It is quite unfortunate since I liked the mix of real-life and fictional characters. Also the team of Detective Chief … Continue reading Review: Assassins: A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London

A Ghost in Pearls: Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James

Lost Among the Living by Simone St. JamesMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Random thoughts after reading Simone St. James' Lost Among the Living, a book listed on 50 Most Suspenseful Novels:1. Who makes these lists???????2. Why am I sucker for such lists??????3. If you are going to introduce the supernatural in a mystery, take … Continue reading A Ghost in Pearls: Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James