The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

The Pale Horse has long been one of my favourites. It's wonderfully macabre and atmospheric, and very, very clever. The book even saved someone's life, because a reader recognised the murder mechanism being used on a real person and contacted the police. In another case, an already-completed murder was discovered through the same symptoms. If … Continue reading The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

Dubai by Robin Moore

This book is supposedly banned in Dubai but it’s relatively easy to find a second-hand (or third/fourth/fifth hand) copy there, pretty much every long-term expat has read it. “Fitz Lodd” usually raises a chuckle, and there are many who claim to know who he was based on as well as other characters in the book. … Continue reading Dubai by Robin Moore