The CBS Murders by Richard Hammer book cover
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The CBS Murders

 The CBS Murders by Richard Hammer (1987) is a non-fiction book that documents the senseless killing of three employees from CBS. It was Monday after Easter, 12 April 1982, at the parking lot of Pier Ninety-two, Margaret Barbera, a bookkeeper, […]

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Ordeal By Innocence

Ordeal By Innocence, (1958) by Agatha Christie I think I mentioned before that Ordeal By Innocence, the 1958 novel of my idol, Agatha Christie, is the first book I’ve read among Christie’s long list of novels. I was on my […]

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Cat Among the Pigeons

I’ve heard about this Christie’s book during a brainstorming session with my colleagues in the film industry many years ago. Last year, I got hold of an e-book version and recently, I read this using my cellphone’s text reader. Cat […]

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (2000, Scribner) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is Stephen King’s book after his car accident in 1999. It is basically a memoir that documents his experiences as a […]

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

  One of the advantages of having a smartphone is having an e-book reader in it. My cellphone is not even an Android phone but it looks like it and has a text reader. So I converted this e-book in […]

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Agatha Christie's Dumb Witness
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Dumb Witness

Dumb Witness (1937, Agatha Christie) This is one of those books that have been collecting dust on my bookshelf and I just finished reading it over the weekend. Years ago, I’ve read in The Strand magazine that this was first […]

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The Face of a Stranger

The Face of a Stranger (1990, Anne Perry, The Random House Publishing Group) It was only recently that I took the time to read this novel in full. The blurb at the back cover intrigued me so I bought the […]

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Book cover of The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
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The Surgeon

THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen, 2001, Ballantine Books I came to discover author Tess Gerritsen when I read The Sinner a few years ago and instantly I became a fan of her characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. However, this […]

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Book cover of On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
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On What Grounds

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (2003, The Berkeley Publishing Group) I started to like Cleo Coyle a few years back when I first read “Through the Grinder“, the second book in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. Aside from the mystery […]

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Book cover of If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland
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If You Want To Write

IF YOU WANT TO WRITE (A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit) by Brenda Ueland (1987, Graywolf Press) One of the rare finds I found in Booksale years ago, this copy is the 1987 version from Graywolf Press, printed four […]

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The Last Call

THE LAST CALL by George Wier Bill Travis was a financial consultant, divorced, no kids, just a single guy living a single life. Monday morning as he drove to his office, he saw a beautiful girl driving a roadster along […]

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Doctored Evidence

DOCTORED EVIDENCE by Donna Leon (2004) I have bought this book years ago and it stayed on my bookshelf gathering dust. Since I resolved to read more frequently this year, I grabbed this book and read. It is about a murder of […]

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