The Tree Bears Witness: Another Birbal Mystery
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

The Tree Bears Witness: Another Birbal Mystery

The Tree Bears Witness by Sharath Komarraju is the second installment of ‘A Birbal Mystery’ series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first installment ‘The Crows of Agra’ and was eagerly waiting for this second book. So, was this book worth waiting? Did I like this book? The answer is yes. It is an excellent detective … Continue reading

Penumbra: A Gripping Novel In The Style Of Agatha Christie
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

Penumbra: A Gripping Novel In The Style Of Agatha Christie

With Penumbra, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay has woven a gripping novel in the style of Agatha Christie. The book can be placed in the realm of old schooled detective and mystery literature. The book takes the reader into the scene of a ‘Locked Room Murder-Mystery’ where a perfect crime takes place. The author leaves clues for the … Continue reading

‘Two Poirot Mysteries’ By ‘The Queen Of Mysteries’
Agatha Christe / Agatha Christie Reading Challenge / Book Review

‘Two Poirot Mysteries’ By ‘The Queen Of Mysteries’

The first Poirot book that I am going to review today is Evil Under The Sun. As the title of the book suggests, the book highlights different dimensions of evil. According to Christie, this so-called evil can be found almost everywhere. Its disturbing presence can even be found at those places where it ought not … Continue reading

Think You’re Cut Out For Reading ‘Howdunit’? Read ‘The Devotion Of Suspect X’
Book Review / Japanese Author / Murder Mystery

Think You’re Cut Out For Reading ‘Howdunit’? Read ‘The Devotion Of Suspect X’

The Devotion of Suspect X (Detective Galileo #3) by Keigo Higashino will have you from the first page and you will never drop your attention till the very end. While the twist at the end will knock your socks off, the sad ending of the book will leave you agitated. This book is an astonishingly … Continue reading

Why should you read ‘Dumb Witness’ by Agatha Christie?
Agatha Christe / Agatha Christie Reading Challenge / Book Review

Why should you read ‘Dumb Witness’ by Agatha Christie?

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie is another murder mystery featuring our beloved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The book was later on also published as Poirot Loses A Client. The book is a classic Poirot mystery and you find almost all the elements you generally see in Poirot books. There is a close door murder mystery … Continue reading

The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen: An Inspector Saralkar Mystery
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

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