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In an unfathomably complex year, a gently told tale of murder and mayhem whittles the sharp edges of reality to a manageable, smooth surface.(Unsplash)

Murder, but gentler: 'Cozy' mysteries a pandemic-era balm

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:22 PM IST
For those who find their dreams in books, there’s a group of readers who are hungrily consuming a particular style of narrative to escape from the past year's reality: “cozy” mysteries.
The retired air force officer's body was found charred inside his burnt out car. (ANI file photo/Representational use)
The retired air force officer's body was found charred inside his burnt out car. (ANI file photo/Representational use)

Retd Air Force officer was drugged in MP before set on fire, 6 arrested

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:56 AM IST
  • The accused confessed to their crime and said they killed Sahu over a dispute over 5 crore that the deceased was demanding from Naresh Gurjar, one of the main accused, said police.
A still from the series featuring Mona Singh, Swastika Mukherjee and Shamita Shetty.
A still from the series featuring Mona Singh, Swastika Mukherjee and Shamita Shetty.

Black Widows Review: An enthralling murder mystery with a dash of dark humour.

UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:50 PM IST
ZEE5’s newest thriller, Black Widows, promises to intrigue and entertain with a power packed cast featuring Mona Singh, Swastika Mukherjee, Shamita Shetty and Sharad Kelkar in pivotal roles. It also boasts of a great ensemble cast.
With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have rediscovered our love of books and of reading(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have rediscovered our love of books and of reading(Illustration: Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Page-turners

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:03 AM IST
Here’s a list of the books that have kept me entertained over the last month
A murder mystery set in Delhi and a popular psychology title rule the bestseller lists this week.(HT Team)
A murder mystery set in Delhi and a popular psychology title rule the bestseller lists this week.(HT Team)

HT-Nielsen Bestseller list for Week 40, 2020

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:37 PM IST
The bestselling books in the Indian English market for the week ending October 3, 2020
Actors Ahana Kumra, Raima Sen and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi star in ‘Forbidden Love’.(ZEE5)
Actors Ahana Kumra, Raima Sen and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi star in ‘Forbidden Love’.(ZEE5)

ZEE5’s ‘Forbidden Love’ review: Four ground-breaking love stories

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 05:38 PM IST
The first two atypical and edgy love stories from the Forbidden Love saga, which released earlier this month, were a roaring hit with the audiences. ZEE5 has released the next two parts, both enthralling stories of modern love that explore issues frowned upon by society.
Charlize Theron in a still from The Old Guard.(Aimee Spinks/NETFLIX)
Charlize Theron in a still from The Old Guard.(Aimee Spinks/NETFLIX)

The Old Guard registers blockbuster numbers on Netflix: Here are its top 10 most watched original films

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Charlize Theron’s The Old Guard is projected to become the sixth most-watched original film on Netflix. Here’s the top 10 list.
The Lovebirds movie review: Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in Michael Showalter’s new film, on Netflix.
The Lovebirds movie review: Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in Michael Showalter’s new film, on Netflix.

The Lovebirds movie review: Kumail Nanjiani’s new Netflix rom-com offers 87 minutes of distraction

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The Lovebirds movie review: Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s new Netflix rom-com is a good film, and not in the ‘we’re in the throes of a pandemic so who cares’ sort of way.
Home Before Dark review: Brooklynn Prince rises above her tiny stature in Apple’s new show.
Home Before Dark review: Brooklynn Prince rises above her tiny stature in Apple’s new show.

Home Before Dark review: New Apple TV murder mystery is sleek but too straightforward

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Home Before Dark review: Apple TV’s new series, a murder mystery starring Brooklynn Prince and Jim Sturgess, really needed to make a better case for itself to stay outdoors.
Shernaz Patel
Shernaz Patel

‘The world treats old people callously’

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Says actor Shernaz Patel, while talking about her new play; adds that things are changing in theatre
Here is a list of Top Reads of The Year for you
Here is a list of Top Reads of The Year for you

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Page-turners

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:54 PM IST
Here’s a list of the best books I read this year; you might enjoy some of them
Dame Agatha Christie would be proud of this 21st century take on the genre that she once dominated.(HT Photo)
Dame Agatha Christie would be proud of this 21st century take on the genre that she once dominated.(HT Photo)

Knives Out and the predator among us

By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:35 AM IST
Good murder mysteries like Knives Out make a point rather beautifully. The bad guy is always one of us.
Maybe it is something about murder mysteries as a genre, but they seem to encourage longevity among its practitioners(Photo: iStock)
Maybe it is something about murder mysteries as a genre, but they seem to encourage longevity among its practitioners(Photo: iStock)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Age is just a number...

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 12:28 AM IST
...for authors like John Le Carré, who continue to produce their best work well into their 80s
While most would expect the usual tropes of a murder mystery to form the backbone of the story, writer and director Manil Mayank Mishra, says that the play is a more realistic take that would have the audience seeing beyond the obvious.
While most would expect the usual tropes of a murder mystery to form the backbone of the story, writer and director Manil Mayank Mishra, says that the play is a more realistic take that would have the audience seeing beyond the obvious.

Attention, mystery buffs!This play in town is just for you

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Aditya Dogra
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:32 PM IST
36 Defence Colony is set to give the audiences a classic whodunnit with a more realistic and grounded spin.
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in a still from Judgementall Hai Kya.
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in a still from Judgementall Hai Kya.

Judgementall Hai Kya first reviews are in, fans call it Kangana Ranaut’s finest performance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut’s fans raved about her performance as they took to social media to share initial reviews of the film, which released in the Middle East a day before debuting in India. See reactions here.
Daniel Craig stars as Detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.
Daniel Craig stars as Detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.

Knives Out trailer: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans shed James Bond, Captain America skins

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 01:07 PM IST
Rian Johnson directs a star-studded cast including Daniel Craig and Chris Evans in his upcoming murder mystery, Knives Out. Watch the first trailer here.
The child had gone missing on Monday while playing near her home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The child had gone missing on Monday while playing near her home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mutilated body of 8-year-old girl found in UP’s Kasganj, minor suspect missing

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 08:10 AM IST
The murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kasganj comes a month after a three-year-old girl was murdered and her mutilated body was thrown on a garbage dump in Aligarh.
On this week’s reading list: mental health, a murder mystery set in the 1920s in a principality in the Sahayadiris, and a book of short stories on disregarding the 10 commandments.(HT Team)
On this week’s reading list: mental health, a murder mystery set in the 1920s in a principality in the Sahayadiris, and a book of short stories on disregarding the 10 commandments.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Mental health, a murder mystery set in a principality in the Sahayadiris, and a book of short stories on disregarding the 10 commandments on this week’s reading list
The Case Against Adnan Syed review
The Case Against Adnan Syed review

The Case Against Adnan Syed review: New HBO true crime series tries to solve murder mystery that Serial couldn’t

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 06:00 PM IST
The Case Against Adnan Syed review: HBO’s four-part series attempts to solve the murder mystery that gripped the world, after the Serial podcast. Rating: 2.5/5.
Kesari, Luka Chuppi and Badla are the successful film of March.
Kesari, Luka Chuppi and Badla are the successful film of March.

Box office report: Akshay Kumar’s Kesari crosses Rs 100 cr mark, Luka Chuppi and Badla defeat Ides of March

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 12:24 PM IST
In March, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari, Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan’s Luka Chuppi and Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu’s Badla kept the box office collections healthy.
Amy Adams plays Camille Preaker in HBO’s Sharp Objects.
Amy Adams plays Camille Preaker in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

Sharp Objects review: Amy Adams stings in HBO’s addictive Big Little Lies follow-up

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Sharp Objects review: HBO and director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Big Little Lies follow-up is a slow-burn murder mystery, featuring a fearless performance by five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams. Rating: 3.5/5.
Actor Pankaj Tripathi got a special mention at the National Awards for Newton (2017), which also starred Rajkummar Rao.(IANS)
Actor Pankaj Tripathi got a special mention at the National Awards for Newton (2017), which also starred Rajkummar Rao.(IANS)

Pankaj Tripathi roped in for Indian remake of Criminal Justice

Hindustan Times | By Yashika Mathur
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 05:04 PM IST
The Newton (2017) and Fukrey star will star alongside Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey in the remake, which will be directed by actor and filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia.
No twist at the end is worth sitting through Iravukku Aayiram Kangal.
No twist at the end is worth sitting through Iravukku Aayiram Kangal.

Iravukku Aayiram Kangal movie review: A murder mystery that works in parts

Hindustan Times | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 07:30 PM IST
Iravukku Aayiram Kangal movie review: Arulnithi’s new film is boring and a task to sit through.
Nanu Ki Janau is a horror-comedy.
Nanu Ki Janau is a horror-comedy.

Nanu Ki Jaanu movie review: Abhay Deol’s film is a bizarre ghost story

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:05 PM IST
Nanu Ki Janu movie review: A couple of funny scenes are scattered here and there, but it’s mostly the out of sync acting of Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa that makes the audience giggle.
Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars is the protagonist of this book.
Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars is the protagonist of this book.

Book review: Meet the detective who can fill the gap between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 04:38 PM IST
The Irregular — A Different Class of Spy is a pulsating story that uses the frame of a murder mystery to exhibit international intrigue, history and social issues.
Missing is a murder mystery.
Missing is a murder mystery.

Maybe none of them is a culprit: Manoj Bajpayee reveals why there is a limited promotional drive for Missing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 01:29 PM IST
Missing, directed by Mukul Abhyankar, is a murder mystery involving three characters, played by Manoj Bajpayee, Tabu and Annu Kapoor.
The accused in custody of Alwar police.(HT Photo)
The accused in custody of Alwar police.(HT Photo)

4 arrested in Alwar businessman’s murder

Hindustan Times, Alwar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 10:37 PM IST
With the arrest of four people, the Alwar police on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder mystery of Khairthal businessman Mukesh Agarwal
Carey Mulligan returns, but on the small screen, in Netflix’s latest crime acquisition, Collateral.
Carey Mulligan returns, but on the small screen, in Netflix’s latest crime acquisition, Collateral.

Collateral review: Carey Mulligan stars in Netflix’s addictive murder mystery and there goes your weekend

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2018 12:05 PM IST
Collateral review: Netflix’s latest murder mystery is an addictive (and relatively short) mini series starring the always excellent Carey Mulligan. Watch it for the thrills and also its politics.
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