Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Back Story – I was searching for a crime novel similar to author Chris Carter and landed on this author by chance. Started with the first in the Washington Poe series with the hope that the chosen book satisfies my quench for thrillers.

Summary – Well, the story is about a perpetrator burning some people alive, and do not end there but ask for detective Poe in particular. Why and what is the reason behind his actions are explained with suspenseful narration. In fact, the justification given by the culprit made logical sense to me perhaps to do with his social background. Some portions made me revisit the moments while I was in UK since roundabouts, m5 motorways and topographic data are easily relatable. Every character has different shades to offer, but it was Tilly Bradshaw that stole my heart due to the unique nature of her personality. The rest of the characters have a routine persona hence nothing much to elaborate or talk about. Author of this book had tried to provide a story that caters to suspense lovers in general by consolidating grip execution till the end.

Remark & Rating – A complete thrilling ride throughout the story and would rate 4 out of 5 for this book not less or more. Check out for the next review of this book series.

Advertisement

Read Full Post »

Let me break it to you that I am a hardcore fan of Keigo’s books since ‘The devotion of suspect x’ and the ladder of fascination seems to never cease. The plot is a routine murder mystery filled with line of suspects that requires a deduction ability to configure but it is the elements of investigation that keep you on the edge. And there is a resemblance of the later part of the story involving the swimming pool accident to Kanea Minato’s ‘Confessions’ even though the core tale differs on this. What I missed was the physicist Yukawa’s character from the previous works of the author who had an impressive digging skill that was lacking in here. Apart from it everything else scores in my opinion and overall had a nice time with this book.

Read Full Post »

It is always fun to read a mystery book with elements of interesting characters, twisted behaviors and unpredictable endings such a storytelling keeps me on the edge. This puzzling feeling is something I look into whenever I lay my hands on thriller novels. However slim the case may be apparently vary in execution styles. After all benefit of doubt is where the entire playwright weighs upon. Here comes this story which ticks all the above points and feeds the curious reader’s mind. What more to ask? To be honest, Agatha is well versed in articulating characters that are unique, mysterious and irresistible to fall in love. This is how I could interpret her creativity and hope to have made a reasonable impact to lure you sneak into her works. If you deemed so, than share your thoughts on this book.

Read Full Post »

As a mystery fanatic, this book is a treat to me with a precision suspense teller by none other than Agatha. When a series of murder attempts are executed with the presence of famous detective Poirot in the premise what more can go wrong when the opportunity is directly fallen onto his lap for a start. Nothing seems to be of less importance everything counts, including the unknown, unheard character ‘k’ of those who have read the book can understand what I mean by it. For the rest grab it to discover and do not forget to share your views. Well, I am still lingering over Mr Poirot attention to details, I feel him and Sherlock Holmes would have been an interesting detective pair what do you all think?

Read Full Post »

No wonder this author’s books are compelling, intriguing and captivating since its inception state. His criminal psychology background is evident and provides the required detailing of crime props, surroundings and as well as the set ups. The writing format was effortless and the chilling effect is over the roof which is also a reason to be a top notch thriller. With the pace this fast provokes to complete on a single seating. What happens when a killer executes a crime sending waves of shock to those who witness it and cops ending up nowhere in terms of nabbing the perpetrator. If this stirs your curiosity, then grab it to know the answers.

Read Full Post »

I would call this novel a coming of age with compelling read. It contains two criminal cases and travels like a whodunit style of execution. The structure is coiled by its story within story patterns, setting a dimension of tracing the culprits with an edge of the seat atmosphere. I have read the author’s previous book ‘The word is murder’ which was randomly picked for its mystery genre and gave it a go, but now I know what I was getting into and have been right all along. When the first case is paused and moved to second one I was mad to be let loose, but the ending got me hooked and I find the second case less involving than the first may be that’s just me. Overall, a nice page turner and keep you engaged.😌

Read Full Post »

A big thanks for the author to have shared a copy of this book and thoroughly delighted to present my staggering insights. It is a simple tale of whodunit story with an interesting unfold of the events through the character of Lucy. Her relationship with Lord Adair is touche and the ghostly Aunt Sedley tickles the bones. Loved it and totally worth it. 🙂

Read Full Post »