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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…

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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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Inspector Salvo Montalbano Series – Andrea Camilleri

My Rating –4.5/5 Review – I do not remember where I read first about Inspector Montalbano. However, after reading good reviews about the books, I bought first two books of this series. This was also my first Italian series. I have now become an ardent fan of Inspector Montalbano. This is a fun series to…

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Broken Harbour – Tana French

My Rating – 4/5 Summary – In a ghost estate outside Dublin, Pat and his two kids are dead. His wife Jenny is viciously attacked but survives miraculously. When Scorcher Kennedy visits this relic of Ireland’s one-time real estate dream, which not so long ago was a sleepy, poor hamlet called Broken Harbour, he thinks…

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Fleshmarket Close – Ian Rankin

My Rating – 4/5 Summary – A pair of skeletons revealed under the concrete slab of a pub, a dead immigrant, a missing young woman, a dead rapist, a Glasgow thug operating a nightclub in Edinburgh – so many disparate threads, each one proving to be elusive. So it is up to Rebus and Siobhan…

Knots and Crosses – Ian Rankin

My Rating – 3.25/5 Summary – John Rebus is a detective sergeant in Lothian and Border Police of Edinburgh. Rebus is 41, divorced, tired, binge drinker and smoker and has a past that he has struggled hard to forget. But he has to confront his past when a spat of serial killing starts in Edinburgh…