Historical fiction

House Number 12 Block Number 3 by Sana Balagamwala

I found the writing in this story the highlight. It draws you in little by little. The story begins at one point in the timeline and moves back and forth before showing us a more recent update (although that is still not contemporary).The house tells the story (which is not a spoiler, given that the… Continue reading House Number 12 Block Number 3 by Sana Balagamwala

Drama, Historical fiction, Mystery

Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood

This is a highly engrossing series. It veers a little away from my more traditional historical fiction reads, which have a sleuthing duo, but they have happier lives (or at least histories).I would not recommend reading this without having read the first. WillowJean has had a non-traditional upbringing, and in this installment we get to… Continue reading Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood

Adventure, Drama, Historical fiction

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller

I am not one who is usually well served by hype. I tend to not 'get' what people are finding exciting from a particular book making its rounds. When I do understand the point and join my voice with all those clamouring, it is a joy all on its own. This is one such book.  I initially… Continue reading The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller