While looking around for a book to read for The 1954 Book Club jointly hosted by Karen @ Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings and Simon @ Stuck in a Book , I came across this little-known book by Joseph Hayes. A look at the blurb and I knew that it was the source of a taut Hindi … Continue reading #1954 Club: The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes
Eric Ambler (1909-1998) is a British writer known for his thrillers and spy novels. Last year I read him for the first time when I read his most famous book A Coffin for Dimitrios, a book that almost inevitably features in top mystery lists.In 1962, Ambler created the character of Arthur Abdel Simpson, a British-Egyptian, … Continue reading Forgotten Books: The Arthur Abdel Simpson Novels by Eric Ambler
Profound Relief! That was the feeling that I experienced after finishing Pat Conroy's saga about the sufferings of a (US) Southern family. And at 650 pages plus, the suffering was way too long...Tom Wingo, who had once settled down to be a mediocre man but has ended up as a failure, receives a visit from … Continue reading Review: The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
... he could have no idea of the hell of fear into which he plunged her. She was white to the lips as she shrank into the corner of the carriage. She was afraid of him - afraid of everyone in the train. Even Hare seemed to have entered into a conspiracy against her. The … Continue reading The Wheel Spins and How!