Night Watch

tp night watchThe monks who keep time have messed up and for a brief moment the space-time  continuum shattered, dropping two people into a whole different era; one, a cop with a sore case of a midlife crisis and the other, a dangerous criminal. Only, Sam Vimes has been here before. And it’s not a time he’d go back to voluntarily. 

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Oath of the Vayuputras

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India’s mythology is rich and beautiful and, honestly, would provide enough fodder for plenty of fantasy novels. Luckily for us.

This is the last one in the Immortals series by Amish Tripathi.This is the book that promises us all the answers that have been sought through Shiva’s journey and, personally, I found it slightly disappointing. Continue reading “Oath of the Vayuputras”

The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits

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I picked up this book quite by chance when I found it at a sale simply because I thought it would present an interesting new angle on murder mysteries. Edited by Mike Ashley this book is a compilation of about 24 stories, some written as far back as the 1800s.

Now, I’m not particularly well-versed with the rather expansive and pretty complicated British history (their contribution to Indian history was hard enough to learn in school) so Ashley’s foreword was well appreciated. Nonetheless, there were a few names even I recognised, most prominently Sir Walter Ralegh, Pocahontas (!), and of course, the King’s Players as Shakespeare and his company were known then. Continue reading “The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits”

Sittaford Mystery

In sharp contrast to my last review was Agatha Christie – Sittaford Mystery .

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It’s become increasingly hard for me to find Agatha Christies I haven’t read. And yet, for me, they are the best kind of murder mysteries. Maybe because of the crispy contrast the spine tingling murders form to the idyllic countrysides she describes. Have I said that before?

Sittaford Mystery is a snowbound murder mystery. A rich man is murdered in a snowbound village with a total population of about 10 people and every one is a suspect. And better yet, almost everybody seems to have motive. Continue reading “Sittaford Mystery”