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The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

My Rating –3.5/5 Summary – When writer Owen Quine’s eccentric wife seeks Strike’s help to find her missing husband, it looks like Owen has taken off as usual, something that he is fond of doing. As Strike investigates, however it becomes clear that this time it may not be so simple. Strike finds Owen, long…

My 2014 in Books

2014 has been a good reading year for me, though I have posted very sporadically. I completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 50 books this year, albeit with lot of huffing and puffing !!🙂 .This trumped my last 2 years tally of 36 books each. Total pages read were more than 16000, an impressive 25%…

Age of doubt

After a long hiatus..

It has been a long time since I posted and I was literally itching to put my fingers on keypad for last few days. Even though I did not write, I was quite busy reading some fantastic books over previous 3 months. In this post, I will briefly run through some of them. I brought…

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I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

My Rating –4.5/5 Summary – A woman is murdered in a decrepit hotel near ground zero. She has been robbed of her identity and with no way to find out who she is, detective Ben Bradley calls help of a man known as Pilgrim, a former intelligence officer, who is a ghost and does not…

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Grandad, There’s A Head On the Beach – Colin Cotterill

My Rating –4/5 Summary – Settled in her new life in a remote southern Thai village, Jimm is always itching for action. When she finds a severed head washed ashore, Jimm swings into action. Battling apathy from system, she enlists help from her grandfather and her police friend Lt. Chompu. Blocked at every turn in…

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The Case of The Love Commandos – Tarquin Hall

My Rating –4/5 Summary – Vish Puri has entangled himself in a case of a missing young dalit boy who has made the fatal mistake of falling in love with daughter of Vishnu Mishra, a powerful goon from a higher caste. Add to this the shameless politics for votes constantly being played in Uttar Pradesh,…

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The Chessmen – Peter May

My Rating –4.5/5 Summary – Fin Macleod is settled on island of Lewis. Working as security head of an estate, he is forced to confront his childhood friend Whistler for poaching. When Fin and Whistler discover a plane buried for 17 years the story takes a different turn. That plane belonged to their college friend…