Crime Fiction

Review: It Takes a Murder

By Anu Kumar; Grade: B I love good mystery novels. I love the anticipation, I love the thrill, and I love feeling that says I’m right there and a witness to what’s happening. So when I was offered It Takes a Murder, I instantly said...
  • Author: Anushka
  • November 26, 2012

Review: The Brotherhood

A failed writer and libertine living in NYC, Niral Solanke moves from Bushwick to his parent's house in Queens, where he expects to make amends with a Hindu religious organization called the Brotherhood. But when a childhood friend commits suicide, Niral is thrust into a...
  • Author: Jayesh
  • November 10, 2012

Review: The Outsiders

By Gerald Seymour. Grade: A  Gerald Seymour, writer of twenty eight books, was a reporter at ITN (Independent Television News) for fifteen years and had expertise in covering crime and terrorism. After covering many sensitive topics, such as the Great Train Robbery, Munich Massacre and...
  • Author: Crestless Wave
  • September 19, 2012

Review: The Affair

By Lee Child. Jack Reacher #16. Grade: A All the Reacher novels are in chronological order, but The Affair is a prequel of sorts. It tells us why Reacher left the army, and fills in that particular gap in his resume. March 1997. A woman...
  • Author: Shriya
  • August 12, 2012

Review: The Lost Light

By Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch #9. Grade: B Michael Connelly writes about crime fiction and detective mysteries and has innumerable fans across the globe, including Bill Clinton! The Lost Light takes that same theme and was slated as one of the Best Books of 2003...
  • Author: Ritika Singh
  • July 9, 2012

Review: The Drop

Michael Connelly, a former journalist, is a cult author of crime novels. He is master of mixing realistic details of police work and legal procedures with the private feelings of police officials and personal lives of his protagonists. Back in 2009 I read The Closure...
  • Author: Crestless Wave
  • July 9, 2012

Review: The Killing

By David Hewson. Grade B+. This happens to be my first hefty crime thriller. Through the dark wood where the dead trees give no shelter Nanna Birk Larsen runs … There is a bright monocular eye that follows, like a hunter after a wounded deer....
  • Author: Riya
  • June 29, 2012

Review: The Innocent

By David baldacci.  Grade A This is the first time that I have gotten my hands on something written by David Baldacci, and now I regret not having read anything by him before. As is often the case, I try to guess the plot by...
  • Author: Crestless Wave
  • June 1, 2012

Review: My Name is Red

By Orhan Pamuk. Grade: A+ My name is red is a wonderful book on passion, art, murder and infatuation. It has strong melancholic undercurrents, but above all, it hovers overhead as a master crime novel. The story telling finesse of Orhan Pamuk is unquestionable with...
  • Author: Piyush
  • October 27, 2011


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