Chills/Thrills/Spills

Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

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I never really got the idea of reading all the various sequels/adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. Don’t get me wrong, I love the classic, and have read it multiple times. But, I was quite happy leaving Darcy and Elizabeth where they belonged. I didn’t need to read more about them.

That is, until one day I stumbled across Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. The book synopsis did not sound utterly ridiculous (unlike say Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and I’ve always enjoyed James’ mysteries.

Hence my decision to read this book.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the fourth book in the Lizbeth Salander series. I have read and reviewed the earlier books here, here, and here.

Unlike the other three books, this fourth book is authored by David Lagerkrantz who apparently built this book from notes left by the late Stieg Larsson (the original author of the series).

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

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Recently, I read a Quartz article about healthcare and I was stunned by how well it summarized the healthcare problem in the world today. I wish I had the link to share with you, but I don’t. However one particular line from the article really had me nodding along with interest, especially because we recently had a health issue in our family where I felt totally gypped by the doctor and the hospital.

Keeping people healthy has no value. Making them sick does.

3 and a half murders by Salil Desai

3 and a half murders by Salil Desai

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Salil Desai is back at it again. After the very successful first two books in the Inspector Saralkar series (Killing Ashish Karve and The Murder of Sonia Raikonen), he is back with 3 and a half murders – which I have to say is the absolute best in the series so far.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Constant Gardener

Teaser Tuesdays: The Constant Gardener

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I saw the movie version of this book – The Constant Gardener a few years ago, and I found it unbearably heartbreaking (in a very lovely way).

I find the book less so, but that is because Le Carré is not really a sentimental type of writer.

I do love though how righteously angry he gets (something I haven’t seen in previous books I read). This is an angry, angry book, and the main character Tessa really rips into the injustice she sees around her. Not without unfortunate consequences, of course.

Here is an excerpt from the book.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would have come to know that I am on a bit of a John Le Carré kick right now. I finished The Tailor of Panama a couple of months back, then picked up The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Unlike The Tailor of Panama, which was nice but bloated, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is short and really cold.