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

Ink and Bone – Lisa Unger

This book was received through NetGalley in exchange of a fair review First off, this psychological/ psychic novel shares it title with a book published only a year ago by Rachel Caine – different genres, but still I wish it were not so since the one that comes out second will have to fend off unwarranted speculations. Unwarranted because anyone who reads Lisa’s book will … Continue reading Ink and Bone – Lisa Unger

Black Mail – Neville Steed

This book was received through the kind offices of NetGalley and Endeavour Press in exchange of an honest review In the second and final installment in the John Black series, John is presented with that most frustrating of crimes – blackmail. John’s girlfriend/almost fiancé, Tracy, is off on a boating holiday with some family friends and he is left to solve this mystery pretty much … Continue reading Black Mail – Neville Steed

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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … Continue reading The Murderer’s Tale (A Sister Frevisse Mystery) – Margaret Frazer

Murder on the Rocks – Karen MacInerney

l don’t have a sweet tooth. Hence, I am almost always unable to connect with stories that have a great deal of sweet cooking involved. The same goes for cats by the way. I picked up this book because it takes place in an inn called the ‘Gray Whale Inn’ and somehow I had visions of a book about an island, steamers and friendly whales … Continue reading Murder on the Rocks – Karen MacInerney