The Mystery of Three Quarters | HarperCollins
A new book by a great crime writer's clone rarely works. There have been many failed attempts to resurrect Sherlock Holmes and James Bond. Here, Sophie Hannah gets the setting and humour of a Poirot mystery pat, even if the crime itself is a bit far-fetched. But the book is a treat for Agatha Christie fans to curl up with on a rainy, misty weekend.
Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki | HarperCollins
Legend universalises history in this award-winning novel translated from Malayalam. Supposedly in Sri Lanka to make a film about events involving the LTTE, Peter Jeevanandam has another motive: to find his lost love, Sugandhi....