Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett

In 1908 New South Wales a young woman growing up in a whaling family documents a particular season that is beset by many incidents. This well researched novel takes us to this time through Mary’s eyes, where whales, including killer whales are their livelihood. Whaling also introduces her to a man who she falls for. A family saga Read More …

The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Guylain Vignolles doesn’t have much going on in his life – no partner, children or friends. His monotonous job at a paper factory provides his livelihood, but also reading material. As a lover of books, he shares this with his fellow commuters on the train, and with the guard at the factory. Then he finds a Read More …

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

Inspector Chopra, a principled police officer, retires and inherits an elephant. Then a boy turns up drowned in suspicious circumstances, but no one seems to want to investigate. Despite being in retirement, Ashwin Chopra takes up the case with the help of his new sidekick, the elephant. Set in Mubai, the sights, sounds and smells Read More …