I love it when the post – Sherlock fictional detectives try to break off from the cerebral & egotistic tendencies which seem to have become a must have to qualify as an astute private eye . Still I was not prepared for someone like Kaga . He is not the super detective who creates a huge stir on his entrance – his interactions & investigations are too low key that he almost becomes yet another one in the host of characters ( !!! ) . There are no dramatic denouements or Holmesian / Herculean style dramatics with the discovery of some significant clue and yet Keigo manages to keep the reader turning the pages fast with yet another piece of the puzzle falling into place at the end of every section . In short , Kaga might be a wonder in the detective universe . . .
We are halfway through December and I have still not got into the spirit of Christmas which is why I decided to pick up some Xmas themed books ( any genre but primarily suspense ) . This anthology of four short stories by P . D James is my first pick . The Christmas themed […]
Miss . Euphemia Pongleton , a penny – pinching unpleasant spinster is found strangled to death with her terrier ‘ s leash on the stairs of the Belsize Underground station on her way to her dental appointment . Her fellow residents of the boarding house ( somewhat grand – soundingly named Frampton Private Hotel ) […]