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Published on 25-Jun-2016
Stasi Child, David Young, Bloomsbury, 2016, pp 408, Rs 399

When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the wall, she imagines she's seen...

Mismatched sleuth

Published on 25-Jun-2016
The Last Mile, David Baldacci, Pan Macmillan 2016, pp 420, Rs 599

It's an old tradition to make the protagonist in a thrilling story somehow different from other people. He could be...

Greatness recalled

Published on 25-Jun-2016

The holdall of a title did flabbergast me, but soon the foreword and 'a note' made it clear that this is a space-specific...

Colliding worlds

Published on 25-Jun-2016

He writes like a disciple of Marquez and Rushdie run amok. His characters grow with us, and we light up or despair with their ups...

A thriller express

Published on 18-Jun-2016
The Killing Lessons, Saul Black, Hachette 2016, pp 408, Rs 399

Don't let the innocuous first line of the book, The Killing Lessons, fool you. The author begins by inviting you into...

Clash of cultures

Published on 18-Jun-2016
Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, Deborah Rodriguez, Sphere 2016, pp 306, Rs 399

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is Deborah Rodriguez's sequel to The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. The book reintroduces...

No ordinary story

Published on 18-Jun-2016

There is perfect symmetry to the way Stephen King aligns the opening of End of Watch, the smashing finale of his Mr Mercedes...

War, love & peace

Published on 11-Jun-2016
The Summer before the War Helen Simonson Bloomsbury 2016, pp 585, Rs 599

It is the unexpected note that makes the poem.' These words from a poet-soldier emerge towards the novel's close.

Of smart murders

Published on 11-Jun-2016
The Steel Kiss , Jeffery Deaver, Hodder & Stoughton 2016, pp 496, Rs 699

In the bustling world of New York, where crime sprouts like mushrooms, a new era of "precision policing" begins in Jeffery Deaver's latest...

That delicate bond

Published on 11-Jun-2016

This is a sensitive and delicately rendered tale of love and longing, of pain, misunderstandings, exile, self-inflicted...

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