Tag Archives: It’s a Crime!

Salvation of a Saint / Keigo Higashiino / Book [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

18 January 2017 Keigo Higashino is one of the best living exponents of the detective novel. He writes in Japanese, and is one of the most successful writers in the language. His novels have also been successful worldwide, in translation. … Continue reading

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The Name of the Rose / Umberto Eco / Book [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

28 December 2016 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco is not a book for the faint-hearted reader. If this would be a Cricket Test Match, it would be a long-drawn-out fifth-day decider, with slowly-evolving turning points and glacially … Continue reading

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Day of The Jackal vs. The Bourne Series / Thrillers [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

14 December 2016 There has been substantially more analysis of detective novels and stories than of thrillers. This is not entirely unexpected – reviewers are a persnickety lot. Chandler and Hammett wrote some sparkling prose, and sure, Christie was just … Continue reading

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Alistair MacLean / Writer / Thrillers [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

07 December 2016 I’d have been a lot more of a discerning reader had I not discovered Alistair MacLean; and gobbled up the whole lot of those short, squat, 250-odd page Rupa reprints of his books. Between classes six and … Continue reading

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Criminal Comics / Ed Brubaker, Sean Philips [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

30 November 2016 Graphic Novels cost too much, they say… But think of it this way – you can read the best graphic novels thrice. The first time, read it for the story. The second time, read it for the … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie / Best and Worst List [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

23 November 2016 Most readers of this column would know that this isn’t essentially a review column, but more a space where I recommend interesting reads within a broad remit of detective/ mystery fiction. Since discovery is the primary objective, … Continue reading

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The Alienist / Caleb Carr [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

November 16, 2016 Perhaps the best book I have read recently is The Alienist by Caleb Carr. It was published in 1994, and was a great success of its time. The reason I had avoided it all this while was … Continue reading

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