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“They came to Baghdad” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Baghdad, capital city of Iraq, had a glorious history. The US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 changed all that. Back in the 1950s when this novel was published, Baghdad was a place for travellers to visit. In this spy story … Continue reading

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“Towards Zero” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is one of my favourites of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries. The murder had been months in the planning and execution. It was meticulously thought through with near flawless execution. It was to throw Scotland Yard’s Superintendent Battle off the … Continue reading

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“Death Comes as the End” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

The story was set in 2000 BC in Egypt. During that period, there were priests, land-owners and people prayed to Gods. Death Comes as the End is a fiction. The storyline revolved around a family whose head of the household … Continue reading

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“The Secret of Chimneys” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

The Secret of Chimneys was written before The Seven Dials Mystery. I read the latter before the former and would have been better the other way round. Several characters appear in both the novels. Chimneys is a grand historic home … Continue reading

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“Destination Unknown” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This fiction was first published in 1955 and the story line did not feel archaic. It could easily be written now and pass off as modern day fiction. Destination Unknown is about disappearances of several scientists and researchers that were … Continue reading

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“The Seven Dials Mystery” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

A dial is the hour hand on a clock and there are seven. The Seven Dials have seven different hours and the mystery surrounds this secretive group of Seven Dials. Who is this group and what are they up to? … Continue reading

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“Mee Siam Mai Hum – Some of the darnedest things our politicians say” – A Book Review

This book is edited by Edmund Wee of Epigram Books and illustrated by Jacqueline Goh. The book collates some of the quotes from Singapore politicians and ministers that were funny or unbelievable that were uttered by them. Some knock you … Continue reading

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