• Death is no Picnic: A review of Alex by Pierre Lemaitre January 14, 2014

    The parallels with Lisbeth Salander's story are obvious. Let alone the bestseller status of both the books, the intrepid crime aficionado will not fail to notice the kinship between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the story of Alex Prvost, the tough and stunning woman at the centre of...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book November 1, 2013

    The Venetian merchant Niccol de' Conti who travelled to India in the 15th century refers to the Andamans as the `islands of gold'. Conti, whose travels accounts influenced Genoese map makers and explorers, tells the story of a lake in an island of the Andamans whose waters could turn iron...
  • Revolt of the Fish Eaters wears its intellectual inheritance February 8, 2013

    Revolt of the Fish Eaters is indeed a collection of short stories where the moments of wonderment are never in short supply. ...
  • 'It Takes a Murder' Review: It's alive and kicking January 10, 2013

    The economy of expression which is midway between spare and overwrought, creates the right atmosphere in the book. ...