I purchased a number of books from the World Book Fair at Delhi. Predictably, a majority of them were crime/ mysteries. Some of the authors and books, I had heard about but never read but there were quite a few totally unfamiliar to me. Have you read these books or authors? What do you think … Continue reading A Baker’s Dozen: Unknown Authors 2017
Last Year, I read more than 80 books and of these more than 50 were mysteries. And now the time comes to make a list of my favourites. I have only included mysteries that I read for the first time in 2014 thus Christie's And Then There Were None (which I re-read for the umpteenth … Continue reading A Baker’s Dozen: Favourite Mystery Reads of 2014
Mystery is my favourite genre and so it should come as no surprise that I am signing up for two reading challenges related to mystery.The first is, of course, my all-time favourite Vintage Mystery reading challenge hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. Last year I completed the entire Golden card, this time round I am gong … Continue reading Two Mystery Reading Challenges
I am so very pleased to claim A full house in the Vintage Mystery Bingo Challenge hosted @ My Reader's Block. I have finished the Golden Card, reading books in all the 36 categories. Needless to say, I enjoyed the challenge immensely. I not only read old favourites like Eric Ambler and Ethel Lina White but also discovered … Continue reading BINGO! I Claim a Full House!!
Amy @ A Bookish Girl is hosting the 2015's Cloak and Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge.Here are the rules for the challenge:1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2015.2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime/thriller.3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 … Continue reading 2015 Reading Challenge: Cloak and Dagger
. With the reviewing of Friedrich Glauser's In Matto's Realm, I have completed theVintage Mystery Challenge 2013, hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. I had opted to read 16 titles in eight or more categories. Well, I am happy to note that I have read 16 books in 16 categories (or scattergories).Here are the … Continue reading Challenge Complete: Vintage Mystery 2013
I experienced a sense of deja vu while reading Anthony Gilbert's The Musical Comedy Crime. A man is murdered and Inspector Field investigates. He zooms in on one suspect and despite misgivings arrests him. Then Scott Egerton, the Liberal politician- detective of Gilbert's early novels (before the advent of her most masterly creation, Arthur Crook) … Continue reading Forgotten Books: A Murder Staged: Anthony Gilbert’s The Musical Comedy Crime
British mystery writer, Margery Allingham, is known for her series featuring Scotland sleuth Albert Campion, but she also wrote a number of stand-alone novels. Black Plumes is one such.Frances Ivory is a troubled young lady. Her father, Meyrick Ivory, the owner of a prestigious art gallery is touring the world and in his absence the … Continue reading Forgotten Book: Black Plumes by Margery Allingham
I love going through lists, especially of books and movies. To tick-off a book read or a movie seen gives me great pleasure. Recently I came across this list of top 100 mystery novels, published by Japanese magazine Shūkan Bunshun (The Weekly Bunshun) in 1985. A revised edition, of 50 books, was published in 2012.Here are … Continue reading Tozai Mystery Best 100: So how many have you read?
When you have a book titled Mysteries, the author is the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, and critics say that the whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Knut Hamsun, than of course, it is going to be on your wishlist.And the beginning does seem to fulfilling your expectations. … Continue reading The Night was thick and heavy as Velvet: Knut Hamsun’s Mysteries