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THE SHELF / 5 warm and cosy books to read this Christmas

One of my favourite Christmas activities is getting comfy under the blanket with a new book. It’s true that  you can read anything you want all year, but for me this day calls for some holiday-themed Christmas specials that are set to make your reading sessions extra cosy.

REVIEW: SHORT STORY OF THE MONTH / An ordinary day, with monsters in our jungles

Even the Bangladeshi protagonist—merely referred to as Agontok (a stranger)—is established as an anti-hero, in contrast with the traditionally heroic Hercules, which I thought was an exciting change.

FROM PAGES TO PIXELS / In praise of Enola Holmes, and the women in mystery who save themselves

Nancy Drew always knows how to save herself and others from seemingly hopeless situations. For instance, she uses specific techniques to free herself from ropes, sends SOS signals with a tube of lipstick, and uses spike heels to break out windows. Her blue convertible car is a symbol of radical feminine freedom. 

THE SHELF / A new reader’s guide to Agatha Christie’s world of crime

Published in 1920, this was Christie’s debut novel that introduced readers to her unconventional detective, Poirot.

An Echo from Nowhere

Have you ever tried to call your own cell number? Here's somebody who did and had a strange other worldly experience.

Lucy Foley’s ‘The Guest List’: Murder and intrigue at a secret celebrity wedding

The Guest List is a classic who-dun-it murder mystery, reminiscent of Dame Agatha Christie’s stories. Lucy Foley’s second novel takes us to a lavish celebrity wedding on a remote island off-coast of Ireland.

Mystery shrouds death of Japanese woman in Dhaka

Mystery shrouds the death of a 60-year-old Japanese woman, who had been illegally living in Bangladesh for the last nine years, police say.

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

5 warm and cosy books to read this Christmas

One of my favourite Christmas activities is getting comfy under the blanket with a new book. It’s true that  you can read anything you want all year, but for me this day calls for some holiday-themed Christmas specials that are set to make your reading sessions extra cosy.

December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

An ordinary day, with monsters in our jungles

Even the Bangladeshi protagonist—merely referred to as Agontok (a stranger)—is established as an anti-hero, in contrast with the traditionally heroic Hercules, which I thought was an exciting change.

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

In praise of Enola Holmes, and the women in mystery who save themselves

Nancy Drew always knows how to save herself and others from seemingly hopeless situations. For instance, she uses specific techniques to free herself from ropes, sends SOS signals with a tube of lipstick, and uses spike heels to break out windows. Her blue convertible car is a symbol of radical feminine freedom. 

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

A new reader’s guide to Agatha Christie’s world of crime

Published in 1920, this was Christie’s debut novel that introduced readers to her unconventional detective, Poirot.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

An Echo from Nowhere

Have you ever tried to call your own cell number? Here's somebody who did and had a strange other worldly experience.

December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

Lucy Foley’s ‘The Guest List’: Murder and intrigue at a secret celebrity wedding

The Guest List is a classic who-dun-it murder mystery, reminiscent of Dame Agatha Christie’s stories. Lucy Foley’s second novel takes us to a lavish celebrity wedding on a remote island off-coast of Ireland.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

Mystery shrouds death of Japanese woman in Dhaka

Mystery shrouds the death of a 60-year-old Japanese woman, who had been illegally living in Bangladesh for the last nine years, police say.

February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth