Black Eye – Neville Steed

ARC provided by Endeavour Press and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review  When I first came across this title at Net Galley, I wasn’t really impressed. Black eye sounded like a reference to some pugilistic physical confrontation or possibly some kind of ancient precious stone with a curse on it (after all, it was drafted in the mystery section). Well, I was wrong … Continue reading Black Eye – Neville Steed

Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit and other stories – P.G. Wodehouse

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review The moment I set eyes on this book, the first thought to cross my mind was ‘Collector’s item’. This beautiful hardcover offering from Random House would make a perfect gift, especially as a Christmas present, what with snowflakes on the cover design and the more obvious reference to … Continue reading Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit and other stories – P.G. Wodehouse

The sweet life of Dharma and Greg runs again on Romedy Now

A young boy and a little girl come face-to-face for the first time on the subway and manage to give each other tentative smiles before they are whisked away by their respective parents. Years later they bump into each other once again in the subway and this time decide to take matters into their own hands, or at least Dharma does. When Greg, who is … Continue reading The sweet life of Dharma and Greg runs again on Romedy Now

Uncle Fred in the Springtime – P.G. Wodehouse

I received this book courtesy of Random House India for review. A trip to Blandings Castle is always one to rejuvenate jaded work-weary nerves. Pongo Twiselton is the hapless nephew in this book. I often wonder about the number of P.G.Wodehouse’s aunts and uncles. Only bitter experience can create true genius and such accuracy of characters as the author presents in his books. Look around … Continue reading Uncle Fred in the Springtime – P.G. Wodehouse

Carry On, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

This wonderful new edition of the P.G. Wodehouse series was provided to me by Random House India, for review purposes. I like vintage art and covers myself, but I can understand the appeal of the crisp modernistic lines of the cover illustrations on the series. P.G. Wodehouse stands for Pelham Grenville Wodehouse aka ‘Plum’ by his friends. Chew on that for a moment. I never … Continue reading Carry On, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

Whose Body? (Lord Whimsy Series) – Dorothy L. Sayers

According to the Goodreads blurb The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder — especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What’s more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who … Continue reading Whose Body? (Lord Whimsy Series) – Dorothy L. Sayers

The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

Opening sentences are sometimes the most enduring memories of a book. They can hook a reader and reel him in as surely as salmons travel upstream for laying eggs, like love at first sight or like birds going home to roost . A first sentence which presents such promise opens such an instant connection to the story that one is compelled to forge ahead oblivious … Continue reading The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

Marathon reading of Historical Romance – Author #1 – Jo Beverley

It is true. For the past two weeks I have been on a ‘historical romance’ reading Binge! I have read from 7 in the morning to 11 at night with the obligatory food, door-opening/closing and potty breaks. also, I ate lots of chocolate 5-star bars and considering I hate sweet stuff that was another new high for me. My poor husband had a tough time … Continue reading Marathon reading of Historical Romance – Author #1 – Jo Beverley

Winter of the World – Ken Follett

Second in the century trilogy by Ken Follett, winter of the World once again acknowledges the author’s claim to the position of best Historical Drama writers of our generation. All the books that he has written in this genre have been well researched and then presented with a  flair that makes it not only an interesting read but also an educational one at times. I bought … Continue reading Winter of the World – Ken Follett