The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Readers' High Tea

This book fell into my hands while wandering through the second hand section of a bookshop. 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.

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Review: THE MONK by Akshay Shroff



BOOK: The Monk
Author: Akshay Shroff
Publishers: Gargi Publishers
195 INR
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I received a copy of Akshay Shroff’s debut novel ‘The Monk’, (from Gargi Publishers) already being touted as a national bestseller and a must-read thriller. Having said that, I didn’t want to get too carried away with the reviews I’d read about the novel. Being someone who devours novels across various genres, I was quite looking forward to reading this thriller.

On the surface, the author does well to hook you in. Lakshya Gaitonde, our protagonist, is a typical Mumbai lad. And by typical here I mean, Lakshya is a boy who has had to survive and live through some of the most gruesome terror strikes that the city has witnessed. One by one, the people he loves perish, leaving him battling with grief and hatred. On a mission to avenge the deaths of…

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Interview with Patrick from Maledicus


The book Maledicus: The investigative Paranormal Society Book I is a book about horror.  It is about a group of elderly gentlemen that form a paranormal investigative group.  This book is not only about horror.  It also about love, friendship, and brotherhood. I was able to do a character interview with Charles French who is the author of the first book in the series.  The character I interviewed  was Patrick who was a U.S. Marine Officer before he was paranormal investigator in the book.  The following is the dialogue of the character interview.  You can find a way to get your own copy of the Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I here:

Why did you join the Marine Corps?

I should begin by thanking you for taking the time to conduct this interview with me. My uncle Roosevelt, well, Rosy is what my brother Michael and I call…

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eARC Review: The Murder Game by Julie Apple


murder-game Title: The Murder Game

Author: Julie Apple (Catherine McKenzie)

Publishing: November 1st by Lawsome Books

Genre: Women’s Fiction; Crime & Thriller

Format: Ebook

Source: Netgalley

Links to the book:Goodreads | Amazon

Goodreads’ Rating: 4.28/5 stars

My Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads’ Synopsis: Ten years working as a prosecutor have left Meredith Delay jaded and unsure of what she wants out of life. She’s good at her job, but it haunts her. Her boyfriend wants her to commit, but she keeps him at arm’s length. Then Meredith is assigned to a high-profile prosecution involving the violent murder of a fallen hockey star. At first, it appears to be just another case to work. But when her old friend Julian is accused of the murder, it takes on a whole new dimension.

Meredith, Julian, Jonathan, and Lily were a tight-knit group in law school. But now, Jonathan’s defending Julian, and…

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