The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review  The  very name White Cottage Mystery invokes an image of beautiful rural England, redolent with butlers and housekeepers flitting around huge Victorian mansions. While this book is set a little towards the fag end of that era, it still manages to remain true to the atmosphere of a true British mystery with its … Continue reading The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham

Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer

At the release of  ‘Only time will Tell’ in 2013 in Bangalore, while everyone else was bursting with questions about the Clifton Chronicles, the only one that I was worried about was whether the author  would pen another short story collection in the middle of the series or finish the entire set before setting his mind to it. When he increased the number of the … Continue reading Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer

The Language of Thorns (Midnight tales and dangerous magic) – Leigh Bardugo

Getting your hands on a beautifully illustrated book is becoming more and more difficult nowadays. Besides the much-publicized Harry Potter illustrated series, there are hardly any illustrated books that receive their due share of attention. I have not read any of the books in the now famous Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo and it was by the sheerest chance that I came across … Continue reading The Language of Thorns (Midnight tales and dangerous magic) – Leigh Bardugo

Daryaganj Sunday Book Market

Being a bibliophile in India means that one is forever looking for good deals on books. The Daryaganj Sunday Book Market has been on my must-visit list for decades now. The idea of pavements filled to overflowing with books at throwaway prizes and being sold according to weight conjures such a picture of book-heaven in one’s mind that everything else pales in comparison. So, when … Continue reading Daryaganj Sunday Book Market

A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

This book was received as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review The moment I saw the cover of this book I knew I just had to read it. The beautiful almost maroonish-brown background with the beautiful calligraphy and vintage motifs was something I absolutely adored. Also, it proclaimed the novel’s genre pretty clearly, I thought, in an extremely subtle and stylish … Continue reading A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

Nothing short of dying – Erik Storey

Many thanks to Net Galley for providing an ARC in exchange of a fair review Cyde Barr had three older sisters and a pair of dysfunctional parents as a child. By the time his parents decided to separate and his mother started bringing her new ‘friends’ home, Clyde and his sister Jen were the only two siblings still staying with her. Dealing with the various … Continue reading Nothing short of dying – Erik Storey

Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House, India in exchange of a fair review According to Wicktionary – Hedon – (economics) A unit of pleasure used to theoretically weigh people’s happiness. This is a coming of age novel about the slightly fat, incredibly intelligent, extremely cynical, brooding Tara, whose life changes the day she meets her prince charming on the banks of a … Continue reading Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee