Book Review: The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox

Koh-I-Noor has enraptured the imagination of the world since centuries, so much so, that for some, it has become the symbol of sovereignty, and for others, the blatant example of colonial greed and rapacity unleashed on the colonies by the colonial masters. Seeped in part-myth and part-history, the history of the diamond is replete with…

Book Review: Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre

Winner of the Bloody Scotland Crime Novel of the Year, Black Widow narrates a tale of successful and yet ruthless woman-surgeon who ends up loving and marrying the most unlikely guy. But her whirlwind romance meets a tragic end when her husband dies in an accident and she is charged with his murder. This is…

Book Review: The Intrusions by Stav Sherez

“Even if you catch me, there’s hundreds of thousands just like me all over the world, cruising the web, looking for prey…You’ll never feel safe again.” One of the most chilling thrillers to be published in the recent times, The Intrusions gives a sneak peek into what technology can do, how a crime can be…

A compelling and yet slightly disappointing final chapter of the Verhoeven Trilogy: Book Review of Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

With the final installment of the Camille Verhoeven trilogy, Pierre Lemaitre has permanently registered his name in the annals of the crime writers. Begun with the personal tragedy for Camille Verhoeven, the trilogy finishes the circle and concludes with the professional and personal calamity for Camille. Though the first two installments in the trilogy are…

Book Review: Let the Game Begin by Sandeep Sharma

Let the Game Begin, a thriller penned by Sandeep Sharma has been classified as a historical thriller by the author. Thriller as a genre often comprises the elements of suspense, mystery, uncertainty, anticipation to keep the reader hooked till the very last page. Historical fiction usually depicts historical figures in fictional scenarios, fictional figures in…

Book Review: In the Shadows of Death by Sourabh Mukherjee

As The Millennium Series became a worldwide phenomenon, it almost became a fashion for new writers to write a psychological thriller; however, it’s not an easy genre to probe into. To quote Wikipedia, ‘Psychological thriller is a thriller story which emphasizes the psychology of its characters and their unstable emotional states.’ Psychological thrillers delve deep into the dark recesses of the minds…