The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Employed at a doll factory, Iris spends her days yearning for a better life. While her twin sister Rose appears satisfied with the drudgery that marks their days, Iris secretly harbours a desire to become a painter. One day, she gets invited to model for an artist of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a society of unconventionalContinue reading “The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal”

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

When the Orient Express is stranded due to a snowdrift and a passenger is found murdered in one of the cabins, the Director of the company tasks Hercule Poirot with solving the mystery before they arrive at their destination. Read if you like: mystery novels, stories set on train, large cast of characters, isolation tropeContinue reading “Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie”

The Tiger Throne by Preetha Rajah Kannan

The Chola dynasty is said to be one of the longest dynasties in the world. This Tamilian empire saw a great many victories under the reign of several kings. To retell the story of one such warrior is a feat like no other. Preetha Rajah Kannan achieves this with the utmost dedication to narrating theContinue reading “The Tiger Throne by Preetha Rajah Kannan”

What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher

Retired soldier, Alex Easton is horrified to find their friends Roderick and Madeline Usher in a state of grave ill health. The Usher house is surrounded by even stranger sights – spooked-looking hares, glowing substances in the lake, and toxic mushrooms. Determined to save their friends, Alex dives headfirst into the danger that lurks nearby.Continue reading “What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher”

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

A broken marriage, recovering health, and writer’s block. Emily has known better days. When her best friend of decades, Chess, coaxes her to take a vacation to Italy with her, Emily gives in. Villa Aestas has a dark history and is also the inspiration for one of the best horror novels written. As Emily’s interestContinue reading “The Villa by Rachel Hawkins”