AND BROTHER IT’S STARTING TO RAIN by JAKE NEEDHAM

I am a card carrying Jake Needham fan, and of all his wonderful cast of characters, I think Samuel Tay is possibly my favourite. I love Mr.Tay’s outspoken, curmudgeonly take on his home country Singapore, but it was precisely this very fact that slightly marred my enjoyment of the latest… Continue reading

THIS UNITED STATE by COLIN FORBES

Not quite sure how or why I’d never read any Colin Forbes before. Bit of (probably unnecessary) scene -setting before I start. This big, satisfying chunky novel was bought years ago, in a second hand bookshop in Johannesburg, when we lived there, and has travelled back to India with us,… Continue reading

BEAU DEATH by Peter Lovesey

Everyone needs a sister like mine. A voracious reader, Jane generously shares her books, her reading lists, her favourite authors, and has introduced me to many good reads over the years. Latest discovery, via kid sister, is Peter Lovesey, whom I am only just now discovering, decades after everyone else.… Continue reading

DEAD SIMPLE by PETER JAMES

Oh, the joy of “discovering” a new writer. Whoops, the slight embarrassment when you realise that everyone else in the world except you already knows about said writer. And so, having got that off my chest, let’s talk about Peter James. I was riveted by “Dead Simple” – published in… Continue reading