Dogs in Classic Mystery Fiction: International Dog Day Post

A bookmark I received with one of my many purchases of second-hand books online 26 August 2021 is International Dog Day 2021, and to celebrate man's best friend here on Literary Potpourri, I thought of taking a look at some dogs in classic mystery books. There are of course plenty of cute dogs in the…

Cat Pun Book Titles: The Catamewtics Edition

Do you love cats? And numpurrs? Then this is the post for you! Welcome to another Cat Pun Book Titles post-the catamewtics edition! Catamewtics is the study of numpurrs, shapes, and quankities. Catamewtics offurs plenty of branches to study. If you want to learn about opurrations with numpurrs, then arthimewtics might be a good pick…

Women’s Day Post: Women-centric Retellings of Greek Mythology

Conventional tellings of mythology have long been questioned, including Greek Mythology, and in fiction and literature we have long seen versions focusing on the 'heroines' and not heroes--versions that tell their story, their perspective, and also many times question not only the dominant versions but also the perfect images of the heroes of Greek Myth…

More Cat (Pun) Book Titles

Via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felix_aprilmaze_08.jpg#filelinks Last I had a short post on Cat Pun book titles (here), based partly on some of these that a friend and I used to make up for fun. We had lists that ran into pages and pages but I still haven't found either the emails or the note pads I…

The Name is Strange #FictionalCharacters

Photo by Gabby K on Pexels.com October is the month for things strange, eerie and spooky, and in our reads too, we tend to pick up the mysterious or something with monsters, ghouls, and vampires aplenty (or even a few). Last year I had compiled a short list of some of my favourite spooky/scary reads…

Not Just Anne of Green Gables: Some L.M. Montgomery Favourites

L.M. Montgomery or Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1952) was a Canadian author, best known for Anne of Green Gables, her 1908 book about a little red-headed orphan girl who arrives by mistake at the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, siblings running a farm who had wanted to adopt a boy. But before long, she wins…

At Bertram’s Hotel: Some Tidbits

Lately, I have been re-reading Agatha Christie mysteries, which are comfortable cosies always fun to come back to when when is not in the mood for anything else. The latest in the list is not a Poirot like the last couple, but Miss Marple, At Bertram's Hotel, which was a 'buddy read' with Rekha from…

Indian Fictional Detectives- II

In the first part of this post (here), I started taking a look at some Indian fictional detectives, the stories they appear in, and writers who wrote them, for, as I mentioned in that post, I really didn't know much about fictional detectives from Indian stories since many of them appeared in languages I don't…

Indian Fictional Detectives -I

As a child, I read a lot of Enid Blyton mystery stories, then moved on to Poirot and Marple, and Sherlock Holmes and several others (I love mysteries, after all), but somehow never really read any detective stories from my own part of the world. The only detective I was familiar with was Byomkesh Bakshi…