Category Archives: Book Review

“The Marseille Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

I have read all four Capers written by Peter Mayle. If you plan to read Peter Mayle’s novels on Capers, I recommend that you read them in sequence, ie The Vintage Caper, followed by The Marseille Caper, The Corsican Caper … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Leave a comment

“The Corsican Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

The same main characters of “The Vintage Caper” continue in “The Corsican Caper”. Sam Levitt and Elena Morales are good friends of billionaire Francis Reboul who lives in Le Palais du Pharo in Marseille. Le Pharo is a desirable residence … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Leave a comment

“The Vintage Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

Published in 2009, The Vintage Caper was the first caper of a series of four capers written by Peter Mayle. This crime involved the stealing of vintage wines. Sam Levitt was engaged by the insurance company to trace the trail … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Leave a comment

“The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro – A Book Review

This novel was set in Britain after the Romans had left and it was long time ago when ogres and fearful creatures and monsters still roamed free. The Britons and the Saxons were not friendly with each other at that … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Leave a comment

“The Diamond Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

I have read many of Peter Mayle’s works. He has been living in Provence, France for twenty five years and naturally knows the wonderful places in France such as Nice, Marseille. If you want a relaxing and light-hearted  book to … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Leave a comment

“Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

This the author’s second book in the series on kiasu, kaypoh Aunty Lee helping to solve crimes in Singapore. Her first book is Aunty Lee’s Delights. The main characters in the first book continue in this second fictional story. Familiarity … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Aunty Lee’s Delights” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

The sub-title to this novel is about a Singapore Mystery. It is a mystery for Aunty Lee to play private detective. Aunty Lee owns the café Aunty Lee’s Delights that serves Peranakan food. I liked how the author Ovidia Yu … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , | Leave a comment