Murder on the Orient Express is an Agatha Christie 1934 novel featuring Hercule Poirot based on the Lindbergh kidnapping and Christie’s experiences on board the Orient Express.
Anthony Bourdain’s Bone in the Throat his first fictional novel about a sous chef and his uncle who belonged to the mob, living in Manhattan’s Little Italy.
Hercule Poirot received a letter from someone named Miss Emily Arundell from Market Basing. The letter was dated 17th of April but he received it on the 28th of June. Poirot already found it strange, and its content disturbing.
I found it unusual that Hercule Poirot appeared past the story’s midpoint. But then again, with Poirot investigating, everyone in the school becomes a suspect.
A professional assassin, a mafia family, the FBI and the NYPD… mix them up in intelligence and counter-intelligence, you get a page-turner of a novel.
In this series, Clare’s ex-husband Matteo is getting married to Breanne. Clare gets hired to provide gourmet coffee for the wedding reception. But a Breanne look-alike dancer was shot dead after Matteo’s bachelor party and Clare is willing to be Shirley Holmes.
An action-packed story that hooked me at the beginning until the end. A good, entertaining, and educational read (a little history of Texas included).
This is the third novel to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective. It was originally a fifty-four part series in the London Evening News in 1925 under the title, Who Killed Ackroyd?
The novel is the first of the William Monk detective series set during the Victorian era right after the Crimean War. A detective story plus a historical fiction would be a nice combination.
The title “CBS Murders” was a misnomer. The crime was initially thought to be a crime against journalists, because three employees from a broadcasting network died.
What would the world be like after a virus that originated from a dormouse spread and killed millions of people instantly and left some ‘resisters’ (those who were infected by the virus yet are still alive)?
The first book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series centers on Claire Cosi, a manager of The Village Blend and the case of her assistant, Annabelle Hart, a graceful dancer, who tripped over and lay unconscious on the floor due to a “misstep”.
The story is about a high school student Randy Kincaid who enters a chat room and meets other characters by their aliases. It is fast-paced, entertaining, and reflective of the youth during the early years of the Internet.
This book is more of a memoir rather than a writing manual although writers may gain insights from Stephen King’s life and experiences as a writer and author.
Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh discovered that there were different motives to murder Miss Bolam and almost all doctors and employees in that clinic were suspected.
The title itself is proper. All the innocents had to suffer an ordeal during those trying times. This is the first Christie novel I’ve read and I was amazed on how she revealed the murderer at the end.
It is a coming of age novel about Andrea “Andi” Powell who reminisce her experiences during her sixth grade at Lincoln Elementary School. A good memoir written in the first person point of view about growing up as a twelve-year-old girl in 1966.
The novel depicts the city of Venice — the place, the food, and the corruption in government. And despite the negative effect of corruption, one man still upholds the good.
The story is about ten people of different professions and social status who received an unusual invitation from a certain millionaire named U.N. Owen. The invitation requires them to stay for a week in a private island called Indian Island.
It centers on Claire Cosi who manages The Village Blend, a coffeehouse in New York City. However, as the business booms, customers are dying. A good romantic mystery plus doses of knowledge on coffee and recipes.
The topic of happiness can be very subjective. For one, people have different concepts, different perceptions on how we achieve happiness.
Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata tackles love, revenge, treachery, punishment, Filipinos against Filipinos. It boils down to the tagline written on the cover: lahat tayo hati, ‘di nga lang nakakalipad ang iba (we are all divided, but not all can fly).
After looking for MacAlpins and Trelaines in all phone books that she could grab (only to find they’re dead end clues), Lucy MacAlpin Trelaine finally receives a call from someone named Robert MacAlpin claiming to be her father.
Josh Hammond worked as a financial adjuster in London. One day, he received a text message from someone named Bob. The text message was, “If you don’t pay me £250,000.00 in the next 48 hours you will die”.