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


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

SANJAY DUTT by Yasser Usman

Having lived in Mumbai during the tumultuous days of 1992 and 1993, when this most cosmopolitan of Indian cities city lived through anti-Muslim riots and the subsequent bomb attacks, I was naturally intrigued by the story of Sanjay Dutt. Mr. Dutt, a Bollywood star, and the son of a well-respected,… Continue reading