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Art of a murder

Published on 23-Apr-2016
Maestra is the work of L S Hilton, who is otherwise the British historian Lisa Hilton, but wanted to give voice to her inner babe. Hilton has talked up the independence and sexual freedom of her main character, Judith Rashleigh. But hold the phone: Maestra is terribly confused about what constitutes Judith's idea of a good time.

L S Hilton's thriller follows a young art world denizen as she hooks up with billionaires and commits the occasional...

Book rack

Published on 23-Apr-2016

When World War I began in 1914, sisters Jon and Rumer Godden - aged 6 and 7 respectively - left England to join their...

All kinds of love

Published on 23-Apr-2016

A child vanishes into thin air while playing in her front garden, leaving the mother distraught and the police puzzled...

Life in servitude

Published on 23-Apr-2016

It has to be said: this book has two immediate hooks. One is the gorgeous Modigliani nude sprawled on the cover...

A bag of twists

Published on 16-Apr-2016

One can almost hear the gears turning in David Baldacci's head as he writes this novel. "Hmm, so I have ...

Wit wins the day

Published on 16-Apr-2016
The Bed Moved: Stories Rebecca Schiff Alfred A Knopf 2016, pp 160 1,624

To read the novels and stories of Karen Russell, Sheila Heti, Rivka Galchen, Adelle Waldman, Alexandra Kleeman...

The world of books

Published on 16-Apr-2016
The Girl who Ate Books Nilanjana Roy  Fourth Estate 2016, pp 304 499

You always remember the first book you read. And that first book sets you possibly on a never-ending journey of reading ...

A rollicking ride

Published on 09-Apr-2016
Pretty Baby, Mary Kubica, Harlequin MIRA 2015, pp 416, Rs 299

An out-of-the-box, fast moving thriller is the accurate description of Mary Kubica's latest book, Pretty Baby. The book takes...

Of stormy seas

Published on 09-Apr-2016
The North Water, Ian McGuire ,Scribner UK 2016, pp 336, Rs 1,459

The North Water, Ian McGuire's savage new novel about a 19th-century Arctic whaling expedition, is a great white shark...

Romancing India

Published on 09-Apr-2016

Cometh the Hour takes off from the starting blocks from the word 'go.' The Jeffrey Archer Express pulls away from Mightier...

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Cricketer Virat Kohli during inauguration of a store in Hyderabad on Friday...

Cricketer Virat Kohli during inauguration of a store in Hyderabad on Friday...

Boys cool themselves in a pond on a hot summer afternoon at a village near Balurghat in South...

Boys cool themselves in a pond on a hot summer afternoon at a village near Balurghat in South...

A duck quenches its thirst at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

A duck quenches its thirst at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

A pair of tigers at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

A pair of tigers at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

Devotees take holy dip in the Kshipra river during Simhasth Kumbha Mela in Ujjain...

Devotees take holy dip in the Kshipra river during Simhasth Kumbha Mela in Ujjain...

Farmers bathe their cattle in a stream during hot summer day in Kasara, Thane...

Farmers bathe their cattle in a stream during hot summer day in Kasara, Thane...

Actors Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu during their mehndi Ceremony in Mumbai...

Actors Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu during their mehndi Ceremony in Mumbai...

Villagers gather to collect water from a well that was filled by a tanker in Kasara, Thane...

Villagers gather to collect water from a well that was filled by a tanker in Kasara, Thane...

Protesters throw stones on security personnel during clashes in Srinagar...

Protesters throw stones on security personnel during clashes in Srinagar...

Muslim children paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 463rd Birth Anniversary...

Muslim children paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 463rd Birth Anniversary...