Fireside tales from the Queen of Mystery: Midwinter Murder by Agatha Christie (book review)

Reading Midwinter Murder was like transporting myself in a winter universe where all kind of mysterious happenings take place. And in this universe you have bits and pieces of the best of Agatha Christie.

People disappear when they most want to be seen: The Truants by Kate Weinberg (book review)

A modern whodunnit, a story about friendship and betrayal, transition (or not) to adulthood, "The Truants" is a story I recommend if you're interested in reading murder mysteries and / or stories with a strong literature flavour. For a great experience, try playing truant while reading the book! 🙂

Poirot not-so-much on holiday in Egypt: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (book review)

A detective story set in an exotic setting. When a death happens on a cruise on the Nile, Poirot comes to the rescue - the right man at the right place 🙂 Too bad that his holiday time ended so abruptly ...

The dark side of fame and First Contact: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (book review)

Ariel Bissett, one of the few people I follow on Youtube, mentioned during this video about "A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor". I was very intrigued by the long name. But is was a sequel, so I had to start with the first book - "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing". I started reading it with no expectations, and … Continue reading The dark side of fame and First Contact: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (book review)

A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

After enjoying so much "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, I could not resist reading one more books written by her. Though I'm not sure how I heard about "The Secret History" - was it from a friend, or maybe from a fellow blogger? - I had a feeling that I have to read this book. … Continue reading A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

To trust or not to trust: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici (book review)

The " Book of mirrors" was a hyped book when it was published, receiving a lot of media attention worldwide. However, most of my curiosity arose from the fact that the author is Romanian, and it intrigued me that the book was originally written in English. "Let's see what's all this fuss is about!" I … Continue reading To trust or not to trust: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici (book review)

Murder mystery in the abbey: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (book review)

This book fell into my hands while wandering through the second-hand section of a bookshop in The Nethelands. I’d heard about Umberto Eco before, so when seeing “The name of the Rose” and its beautiful cover, I could not resist buying it. I started reading it that very afternoon. Image from librarything.com In a nutshell … Continue reading Murder mystery in the abbey: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (book review)