2016 So Far (Part 2)

Africa – 4 Countries – 4 Books Africa has been a neglected continent as far as my reading is concerned. Except Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, I have not ventured out much in Africa. Therefore, this year I decided to read books set in different African countries. Botswana – Botswana is a…

2016 So Far

2016 has been a slow year so far. I am woefully behind on my goodreads challenge and chances of catching up seem abysmally low. I have kept up with some of the series that I have been following over the years and have started with some great new series. Continuing with my practice of trying…

The Secret Place – Tana French

My Rating – 5/5 Summary – Detective Stephan Moran has an unusual visitor. Holly Mackey, daughter of another cop Frank Mackey seeks him with an intriguing piece of information. It leads Stephan to one-year-old murder of Chris Harper. Chris’s dead body was found on the grounds of St. Kilda, an exclusive boarding school for girls.…

If The Dead Rise Not – Philip Kerr

My Rating –4/5 Summary – The sixth book in the Berlin Noir series is set in the flashback 1934. Kicked out from police force, Bernie is a house detective at Hotel Adlon. He gets mixed up with two of his hotel guests, an American gangster and a beautiful journalist. Events soon turn complicated and Bernie…

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…

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…

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…