When I’ve read and enjoyed an author’s work, I don’t usually hesitate to go for their new books. Anthony Horowitz has written two Sherlock Holmes based novels that I’ve loved and rank among my favorite reads. I read this title and the blurb, and I knew this would be one that I’d find interesting. I got this as a gift for my birthday too.
When a book is made into a movie, it gets a bit more noticed on the bookshelves too. I’ve heard of a few books only after seeing the movie. When the movie based on this book came out a couple of months back, I decided that this book has to be read. I only got around to reading it now.
Though I love the genre of crime fiction, I only very recently chanced upon the sub-genre of locked room mysteries. When I found this book in a quaint little bookstore, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up. The blurb was quite intriguing.
When it comes to crime fiction, one author I turn to without doubt is Dame Agatha Christie. The queen of crime is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve loved reading many of her books. I chose to read this as part of a reading challenge I’m taking part this year. The challenge asked me to read a book with the word “house” in the title, and for some reason, this is the first book that came to mind.
I remembered reading another book that Harlan Coben had written. Perhaps that one read was enough for me to know this is an author to look out for. That’s one of the reasons why I picked this book, the other being the blurb that piqued my interest.
I love reading crime thriller novels. The genre is such that, if written well, the novel manages to grip me. I think both the cover art and the title itself both appealed to the crime thriller lover. The blurb promised action – a serial killer on the loose, and a policeman trying to catch that killer. Could the book wow me?