Category Archives: India

Review: A NECESSARY EVIL by Abir Mukherjee

I heard about this book on an episode of Two Crime Writers and a Microphone (a UK-based podcast that focuses on crime fiction) and was intrigued enough to track down a copy. The tale of a royal murder in 1920’s … Continue reading

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The excellent Mrs Peabody Investigates introduced me to the term respite crime, though my need for it pre-dated the name by many years. Happily during my current period of need one of Mrs P’s recommendations in this increasingly essential category … Continue reading

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Review: A CUT-LIKE WOUND by Anita Nair

The recommendation for this very good book came to me via the ever-reliable Mrs Peabody Investigates and the best review I could write would be “ditto”.  But we all know I’m going to be more wordy than that. If you … Continue reading

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Review: Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta by Glen Peters

The second Asian book and ninth book overall that I’m counting towards the global reading challenge finds me in India. It is 1960 and India has been formally independent from Britain for thirteen years but there is still much uncertainty … Continue reading

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Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Title: The White Tiger Author: Aravind Adiga Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd [2008] ISBN: n/a (mp3 download) Length: 8hrs, 15mins (unabridged) I have almost given up following awards for books because, increasingly, my response to the winning novels is something along … Continue reading

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