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…

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The Lewis Man – Peter May

My Rating –5/5 Summary – When a body is found mummified in a peat bog on the island of Lewis, Tormod MacDonald is prime suspect. DNA results show that deceased was related to Tormod. Tormod is in no position to defend himself due to his advanced dementia. Fin Macleod is mixed up in the case,…

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The Black House – Peter May

My Rating –5/5 Summary – Detective Fin Macleod is mourning the loss of his only son. Trapped in an unhappy marriage and job, he is on the verge of giving up his job in police when his boss dispatches Fin to Isle of Lewis, his birthplace, to investigate murder of a man Macleod had known…