Here comes another comfort book from Jessica FLetcher. I loved this mystery and Jessica hit home run again. What I love about Murder, She Wrote seriesHere comes another comfort book from Jessica FLetcher. I loved this mystery and Jessica hit home run again. What I love about Murder, She Wrote series is that it always provides some interesting information about different things. In this one, Jessica provides us with an interesting insight to the fine art of Martini making as her friend enlightens her. So many interesting recipes for Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn. I am going to try and make the perfect Martini with Gin and not with Vodka :-)
As usual, Jessica travels to another fantastic location in Italy and provides us some good information about painters and paintings. Jessica, keep writing. I am looking out for the next one! ...more
I was disappointed in this book. To take a break from classics, I decided to go back to my comfort book Mr.Monk. Unfortunately unlike the books beforeI was disappointed in this book. To take a break from classics, I decided to go back to my comfort book Mr.Monk. Unfortunately unlike the books before, this new one is kind of dull and mystery is boring. The characters somehow go out of their character many times. First of all, Sharona, who is a kick-ass nurse and Monk first assistant, behaves more like a low life, overtly irritating person than her usual self. Her dialogues like "We love like animals too", too cheap. Secondly, instead of being his usual OCD self, Monk behaves more like an idiot especially the whole deal about the Poop shop. The information about people in India using cow dung to wash themselves, is completely ridiculous. Cow dung is used as fuel, as floor material. But have not heard anyone washing himself with it. Cow dung has some medicinal properties and usage has it's roots in Ayurveda. So instead of making fun of it, the author should have taken a more informed approach.
Overall, I sort of rushed through it, just to get over with it, which doesn't happen with Monk mysteries. I rush through them because I can't wait to read them. Hope the next one in the series will be a better one....more
Among the many mystery books that I have read, I will rank Byomkesh Bakshi at par with Sherlock Holmes. The problem, the pursuit of the solution and BAmong the many mystery books that I have read, I will rank Byomkesh Bakshi at par with Sherlock Holmes. The problem, the pursuit of the solution and Byomkesh's ability to come up with the answer is completely mesmerizing. As the translator as perfectly said in the forward, Byomkesh Bakshi portrays the picture of middle class Bengali youth before and after Independence perfectly. Byomkesh and Ajit definitely is a pair like Holmes and Dr. Watson but in many ways quite different also. Byoemkesh is not Sherlock Holmes in the sense that he is capable of very human emotions and logic doesn't overtake him like Holmes. But his uncanny ability to observe, hide under pseudonyms and follow the perpetrator is just as praiseworthy as Holmes.
I watched the television show when I was in school. This book took me back to the memory lane. Though all the stories in this book are already made into TV show episodes, the charm is nonetheless same. I enjoyed reading Byomkesh's adventures and hope everyone will too!...more
I am little disappointed in this book. I love Preston-Child books. Their books are edgy, fast paced and always have great mix of paranormal and normalI am little disappointed in this book. I love Preston-Child books. Their books are edgy, fast paced and always have great mix of paranormal and normal themes. This one was surely not in the league of their other books.
I am a huge fan of Pendergast mysteries and Gideon is a very watered down version of Perndergast. Gideon certainly has that IVY League education and high IQ, but many of his stunts and plans lack originality. The story itself is not a great one. Usually, Preston-Child novels have an element of thrill and even paranormal fear, that completely lacks in this book. The book has a fast pace theme but the theme is "been there done that" type. So not a fun book.
I hope the next ones in this series will have more substance to it. But I am eagerly waiting for next Pendergast novel....more