The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen: An Inspector Saralkar Mystery
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The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen: An Inspector Saralkar Mystery

Though the murder mystery is quite a popular genre all over the world, it was not gaining the due attention in India. This statement is with special reference to English as the genre is somewhat popular in other regional languages (especially in Hindi). However, the pattern is changing and many Indian authors are penning down … Continue reading

Killing Ashish Karve : An Inspector Saralkar Mystery
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Killing Ashish Karve : An Inspector Saralkar Mystery

Killing Ashish Karve (An Inspector Saralkar Mystery) by Salil Desai was my first encounter with Inspector Saralkar. This book was first published as The Body in the Back Seat. And you know what? I enjoyed reading this book. It is a brilliantly woven murder mystery. The plot is good. The story-line is both eventful and … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Crows of Agra’ by Sharath Komarraju
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Book Review: ‘The Crows of Agra’ by Sharath Komarraju

My Rating**** I always liked the stories of Akbar and Birbal.  Akbar was one of the great Mughal emperors of ancient India and Birbal was an adviser in his court. The tales of Akbar and Birbal depict Birbal outsmarting his rival courtiers and sometimes even Akbar by using his wit and intelligence. More recently, Sharath … Continue reading

The Demonic Hound of the Baskervilles
Book Review / Murder Mystery

The Demonic Hound of the Baskervilles

My Rating***** Sherlock Holmes is one of the most loved characters in ‘crime literature’. His oddities, his obsessiveness, his brilliance and even his flaws make him not only a powerful character, but also a memorable one. Created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes certainly stands apart in the literary world. … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Body in the Library’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘The Body in the Library’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating**** One of the finest works of Agatha Christie, ‘Body in the Library’ holds your attention from the first chapter itself. For me, this chapter can be easily termed as one of the best opening chapters by the queen of mystery. The chapter not only impresses you with the brilliantly crafted lines, but also … Continue reading

Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences
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Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences

Agatha Christie, who was greatly influenced by the works of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, introduced one character called ‘Captain Arthur Hastings’ in her works in accordance with the model of Sherlock Holmes’s close associate Dr. John H. Watson. She even named this character as ‘Arthur’ after the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Christie depicted Hastings … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Cat Among the Pigeons’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘Cat Among the Pigeons’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating*** As an author, Agatha Christie was more massively successful than she could ever have anticipated. One of her skills that played a huge part in her success as a crime writer was her plotting. Pick up one of her books and see yourself. Even the worst of her books has its own unique … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating*** Agatha Christie made her impressive debut with ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’, the first adventure of Hercule Poirot. The book was written towards the end of the First World War and was published by The Bodley Head in 1920. Though the book cannot be claimed as a great read, it was with this … Continue reading

‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ by the Mystery Queen
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‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ by the Mystery Queen

My Rating***** ‘I appeal to you all. Tell me the truth – the whole truth.’ There was a silence. ‘Will no one speak?’ Agatha Christie is known for providing a stunning end in her books. Sometimes, she surprises you so hard that you found yourself thunderstruck. This is what you feel after reading ‘The Murder … Continue reading