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Why Shoot A Butler

why shoot a butler book review

I did not know that Georgette Heyer wrote mysteries. I picked the book from its place on a crowded shelf in the mysteries section for its clever title – Why Shoot A Butler? And finally ended up buying the book for its author. A murder mystery by Georgette Heyer, I had to read it. Think of Agatha Christie meets P. G. Wodehouse and a dash of Sherlock Homes thrown into the mix. There is a good balance of levity in…

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Atithi, Maanbhanjan & Detective – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (2)

Epic Channel’s Stories by Rabindranath Tagore are now showcasing short stories written by the great legend. Although, these are different stories set in different times and towns, Anurag Basu’s unique presentation has merged the stories at its ends. Without giving a break at the end of each story, the new story emerges as the characters of the new story are introduced while the characters of the previous story are left pondering with their thoughts. This became evident when the characters of…

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Literature

Agatha Christie And Her Art of Murder

Agatha Christie Murders

I have recently been watching the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels featuring David Suchet as the renowned fastidious detective, Hercule Poirot. It’s a charming television adaptation of the books.  So, thought it was time I spoke of this love of mine. Agatha Christie wrote over 60 crime fiction novels. Hercule Poirot, the Sherlock Homes like detective penned down by Agatha Christie, is the only known fictional character to have received an obituary, that too on the front…

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