Monthly Archives: September 2014

sam’s top 10

I have to write this down because if I don’t then I will not do justice to the absolute brilliance that Sam was. Most, including the best in the business of crime investigation (I know because I am one among them) would have never guessed that it was Sam who had troubled them for the last 10 years, once every year, had he not given it out himself in an innocuous Facebook post, just like that, one Sunday afternoon.

This is what the post read:

Here are my top 10 books of all times:

  1. The A.B.C Murders
  2. The Body in the Library
  3. Murder in Mesopotamia
  4. Sleeping Murder
  5. Murder on the Orient Express
  6. A Murder is Announced
  7. Death on the Nile
  8. The Murder at the Vicarage
  9. Mrs. McGinty’s Death
  10. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Sam was my friend. We had a deal. The day they figured out what’s going on, I had to pull the plug. I owed him his last book.


For starters, read Agatha Christie. If you still did not get it, read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd once again.