I am Papa by Pranav Bhattacharya

I am Papa by Pranav Bhattacharya Synopsis: Sometimes, life presents you with a problem so huge,that you are forced to ask : “Where do I start?” Prof. Arya came back home to enjoy a quiet, retired life.One fine day, his son disappeared, without a trace.All he left behind was a note addressed to Papa. What would you do if this happened to you?Would you know where and how to start looking for him? Would you be scared stiff and just freeze? Would you stick to the notions of morality, legality and political correctness? Every situation needs a Hero, and every Continue Reading

Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline

Benny Rosato and Alice Connelly are identical twins separated at birth. Benny is a very successful lawyer and runs her on firm. Alice on the other hand is involved with some very bad guys. There happens some issue in Alice’s life and she has to escape from the bad guys now. She hatches a plan to take over Benny’s life, take all her money and just vanish. I had no idea this was part of a series, not until I was done with it. So it is a good thing that this can be read as a stand-alone. I am Continue Reading

The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle

The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle Paperback, 281 pages Published 2009 by Hachette India Synopsis: A poisoned paan, A non-government issue arrow And the cameo of a mysterious Englishman. Muzaffar Jangis that rare creature in Mughal Emperor Shahjahan s Dilli an aristocrat with friends in low places. One of whom, Faisal, stands accused of murder. When the body of Mirza Murad Begh is found stabbed in the chest, lying in a water channel in the Qila, poor Faisal is the only one around. But what of the fact that, minutes before his demise, the victim had stepped out of the Continue Reading

Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie

Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie Mass Market Paperback, 188 pages First published in 1959 by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Synopsis: Only the finest young ladies attend Meadowbank School. Just don’t turn your back on them. Two teachers have already met with foul play. Now Hercule Poirot is set to brave the student body before anyone else meets an untimely end. 2nd Christie book and 1st Poirot book ever, and I had this sitting on my stands since 1986 ( since I was a 3 year old). Can you believe that? Absolutely, no joking. Continue Reading

Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

“You bet it does. Do you like detective stories? I do. I read them all and I’ve got autographs from Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie and Dickson Carr and H. C. Bailey. Will the murder be in the papers?” -pg. 61 What kind of person who loves crime fiction, has not read Agatha Christie? And what kind of person can’t remember the books she has read of hers long back? The answer to the last question has to be Veens. Really, I am sure I have read her books, but I have no idea which ones, and to make it Continue Reading

Beat by Stephen Jay Schwartz

Beat by Stephen Jay Schwartz Paperback, 336 pages Forge Books (September 28, 2010) Synopsis: LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detective Hayden Glass has always had trouble controlling his urges.  No longer trolling the streets looking for working girls, he has a new obsession–the Internet.  Infatuated with a woman he finds on a website, Hayden Glass’s sex addiction drags him to San Francisco and into a web of corruption and crime. Glass’s search for this woman leads him to a massive sex slave trade, run by the Russian mafia and protected by a group of powerful and corrupt San Francisco cops.  Glass gets co-opted by the FBI Continue Reading