Book 22 – 2014 – The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie

16343The Mysterious Affair at Styles is supposed to be the first Hercule Poirot series. There are like hundreds of them by now. I don’t really feel it that way, and I don’t see an indication of how. As in there was no indication in the story line about this. I mean it doesn’t affect the story whatsoever, but being a noob in Agatha Christie book, I’d like to know more about how Hercule Poirot come about kind of thing.

Well like the title indicated, the story is set in Styles, and an affair is involved. A recently married, rich older women with her young husband, her extended family and ‘family’, in her mansion. It’s always a mansion eh!

I still enjoy Hercule Poirot book, but probably need to space them out a little bit. Given that I was stuck without internet for 2 weeks, and my e-reader is packed with Agatha Christie collection, I didn’t’ have much choice.

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Book 19 – 2014 – Murder in Mesopotamia – Agatha Christie

16360What did I tell ya? I’m kinda hooked on Agatha Christie now. The fact that it’s murder mystery, AND it’s short! average of 200pgs on my e-reader.

So this time, the setting is somewhere in the Middle East. At an anthropological dig. And the characters are the anthropologist, photographer, priest, and the wives, and a couple more people that live in and/or around the residence. The story is sort of written from a point of view of a nurse.

Book 18 – 2014 – Black Coffee – Agatha Christie

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To be honest this is the first Agatha Christie book I’ve ever read. I came across a bunch of Agatha Christie Collection epub version. So this is definitely not gona be the last novel of hers I’ll read.

Anyway, this book, of course is detective, murder mystery and all that jazz. This particular story involves a rich, older inventor, and his extended family, in his mansion. Oh, and there’s a butler too. That’s all I’ve got to say.

I’m officially a fan of Agatha Christie btw.

Book 15 – The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

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So this is the 2nd book by Robert Galbraith a.k.a JK Rowling in the Cormoran Strike series. The first one was The Cuckoo’s Calling. I feel that the title itself has certain appeal. Cormoran Strike is an ex-veteran turn private detective, solving murder cases, amongst other things, in the UK.

Silkworm is about a missing author, Owen Quine, who may or may not have published a novel, Bombyx Mori, filled with incriminating evidence about different kinds of famous people. We as the reader also will come across snippet of the novel itself. So it’s reading a novel within a novel. Isn’t it neat?

Anyhow, I like the series and I’m glad to know that JK Rowling plan to have at least 7 series of Cormoran Strike. I’m looking forward to reading more.

Book 1-2014 : The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

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Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling. That’s the right, the author of Harry Potter. I have heard of the news prior to reading the book, but I was not 100 percent sure. Even after I finished the book. But now I am sure.

So I guess part of the reason why this book is so famous was probably the fact that the author is JK Rowling. And probably part of the reason why JK Rowling use a pseudonym. To test the market, kind of.

But anyway, I have read the book, and it was a great book. It is a mystery thriller book, more specifically detective type of book. Easy to follow and make you keep on guessing on who the culprit is/are.

I’m glad to know that it is going to be a beginning of what would be the detective work of Cormoran Strike. I can’t wait for the next one, which was to come out this year.