Musing Mondays (March 9)

No, I haven’t completely lost track of time. Since I have been travelling continuously for the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to make updates to the blog and now I am scrambling to catch up. So this is another edition of Musing Mondays over at A Daily Rhythm , a meme dedicated to rehashing new additions to your bookshelves among other things. I received Power Play by Danielle Steele from Penguin Random House India as part of the February book review list, although a bit later than the other two books, while The Puppeteers of Palem by Sharath Komarraju was … Continue reading Musing Mondays (March 9)

The Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah

I have always been a sucker for sequels and when it comes to authors I love, I lose all will power and good sense. More often than not sequels have always disappointed me, but I still persevere. When the Agatha Christie estate announced that they had commissioned a new Poirot novel I was equal parts appalled and excited – because having read so many sequels to the works of so many great authors by other great authors I have realized that it is almost impossible to replicate a particular style of writing, and yet hope springs eternal in the heart … Continue reading The Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah

The case of the Love Commandos – Tarquin Hall

I received this book courtesy of Random House India for review purposes. To begin at the beginning. The first book in the series of the Vish Puri files had a wonderful cover design, as did the second. This book cover however seemed to be completely bland and lackluster by comparison. The story was set in UP, Lucknow and Agra and I can name numerous subjects that could be highlighted in the cover design, the Taj Mahal being the most obvious. And yet, all this cover offered was two peacocks sitting by Vish Puri’s head. It’s so clichéd to have peacocks … Continue reading The case of the Love Commandos – Tarquin Hall

The Murderer’s Tale (A Sister Frevisse Mystery) – Margaret Frazer

This book falls very obviously in the cosy, period mystery category. It is a slow read and though I am usually easily bored, I got a jolt when I realized that when the murder finally occurred, about 80% of the book was finished, and that I already knew who the murderer was and more importantly the fact that this didn’t really bother me at all, as I was so engrossed in the story until then. The Goodreads blurb for the book reads as follows : Leaving St. Frideswide to visit Minster Lovell was a welcome respite for Sister Frevisse–until murder … Continue reading The Murderer’s Tale (A Sister Frevisse Mystery) – Margaret Frazer