Joyland by Stephen King

Summary: Saying Joyland by Stephen King is a mix of a horror story and a crime novel wouldn’t be quite right: it’s the kind of book that you couldn’t squeeze into one genre. It is about twenty-one year old, mopey, just-broken-up-with-his-first-love Devin Jones who does a summer job at an amusement park, Joyland (where theyContinue reading “Joyland by Stephen King”

A Criminal Defense by Steven Gore

My whole problem with the crime-mystery-suspense genre has always been that it ends up being little more than a puzzle that is to be solves as quickly as possible. Rarely any books focus on the motives and psychological aspects and even fewer books talk extensively about the procedures involved in solving a crime. Anyone couldContinue reading “A Criminal Defense by Steven Gore”

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

“How easy it was to capitalise on a person’s own bent for self-destruction; how simple to nudge them into non-being, then to stand back and shrug and agree that it had been the inevitable result of a chaotic, catastrophic life.” Lula Landry, a famous model, has fallen to her death from her balcony. The constantlyContinue reading “The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith”

Ring in the Dead by J.A. Jance

I can’t believe I had never heard of this series. When I got this, I browsed through a neverending list of books by New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance and was fascinated just by the popularity. The book certainly lived up to my expectations. If not anything else, I’d recommend it as an introduction toContinue reading “Ring in the Dead by J.A. Jance”

Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

Summary: The book opens as Ayane, a beautiful young patchwork-artist decides to kill her husband Yoshitaka Mashiba. He is about to leave her as she cannot get pregnant, and that is the only reason he got married in the first place – to have a child. He already has a new girl in mind whoContinue reading “Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino”

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Blogadda. The Devotion of Suspect X is a Japanese crime thriller first published in 2005. It is the third and the most acclaimed book in Keigo Higashino’s Galileo series. The first two chapters tell us, the readers, of the murder that is committed byContinue reading “The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino”

Verbrechen (Crime) – Ferdinand von Schirach (Week II)

The German Literature Month is hosted by Caroline @ Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy @ Lizzy’s Literary Life. The reading theme for the second week is Crime Fiction. I read a volume of short stories titled Verbrechen/Crime by German author Ferdinand von Schirach, in the original German. About the author: Ferdinand von SchirachContinue reading “Verbrechen (Crime) – Ferdinand von Schirach (Week II)”

Killing Floor by Lee Child

I thought: should I be worried? I was under arrest. In a town where I’d never been before. Apparently for murder. But I knew two things. First, they couldn’t prove something had happened if it hadn’t happened. And second, I hadn’t killed anybody. Not in their town, and not for a long time, anyway. AboutContinue reading “Killing Floor by Lee Child”

R.I.P. – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré

As they got to the door, Control put his hand lightly on Leamas’ shoulder. “This is your last job,” he said. “Then you can come in from the cold.” The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is a 1963 spy/crime thriller novel by John Le Carré. The protagonist is an agent called Alec Leamas,Continue reading “R.I.P. – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré”

Children of the Street by Kwei Quartey

I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Netgalley. “In the world of homelessness, poverty, and desperation, you fight for survival, and there are no polite limits to the fight.” Children of the Street is a mystery novel by Kwei Quartey. It is the second book (after Wife of the Gods) inContinue reading “Children of the Street by Kwei Quartey”