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Old April 10, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Default Detective Stories. Favorites.

I would say I'm a big fan of crime novels, having read the whole Jeffery Archer and John Grisham collection. However, narrowing it down further, I just love the detective genre. My three favorite fictional detectives would be Agatha Christie's Poirot, Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Satyajit Ray's Feluda.

I very much doubt if any other detective characters even come close to these three guys. Just reread Ray's "The Royal Bengal Mystery" tonight, as I had forgotten the plot.

Any of y'all into the detective genre? Being a Bengali, it's imperative that you check out the Feluda stories if you haven't done so already. I would recommend "Trouble in Gangtok" for first time Feluda readers. An excellent read.

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Old April 10, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Tin Goyenda (Bengali remake of the Three Investigators)

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Old April 10, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Apart from Tin Goyenda, my childhood favorite detective story is Kakababu by Sunil Gangopadhaye.

Here are few books:









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Old April 10, 2012, 10:38 AM
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i loved kakababu in my childhood

Feluda is still going strong..kakababu akhon porle aktu bacha bacha lage but feluda akhono bhalo lage
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Old April 10, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Holmes, Feluda, Poirot, Nancy Drew, Tin Goyenda, Kakababu, Arjun all were my favorites !!!

If I have to select the best character I would go for Poirot and then Feluda.. To me the best writer of detective stories is Agatha Cristie !!!
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Old April 10, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Holmes. Abba bought me the entire Holmes anthology when I was in school and I gobbled it up. I even liked the spin-off book: "The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes", where Sherlock Holmes has a Bengali sidekick haha. Didn't like the Holmes movies though and even more so detested the Holmes museum in Baker Street. Seriously tacky.

Does Famous Five & Tintin count as detective stories? They usually solved some sort of mystery. I still read Tintin to this day.
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Old April 10, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Holmes. Abba bought me the entire Holmes anthology when I was in school and I gobbled it up. I even liked the spin-off book: "The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes", where Sherlock Holmes has a Bengali sidekick haha. Didn't like the Holmes movies though and even more so detested the Holmes museum in Baker Street. Seriously tacky.

Does Famous Five & Tintin count as detective stories? They usually solved some sort of mystery. I still read Tintin to this day.
Have you seen the Holmes TV series?? That one is really good. Yeah I didn't like the movie as well. I've visited the museum too.. It was ok but the souvenirs were so damn expensive

I remember those days when I would read those detective stories hiding it inside my textbook as I couldn't wait to know what happened next.. raater por raat jege boi pore shesh korechhi.. kottobar je abbu boi chhire felechhe tao akorshon komto na.... pore abbu e abar kine dito ..
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Old April 10, 2012, 11:50 AM
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haha! I suppose the story is the same for every kid growing up. I did really like the modern remake, BBC's Sherlock. Very deft use of technology, Moriarty was over the top insane and Cumberbatch reflected Sherlock's cold nature really well. Found it funny how they replaced Sherlock's opium/morphine use with nicotine patches haha. Shame that they only have 3 episodes a season though!

I really recommend the Mandala of Sherlock Holmes as it's about his adventures in India and Tibet (which he mentions once in the original books) He has a side kick named Huree Chunder Mukherjee, who also appears in Rudyard Kipling's Kim.
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Old April 10, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Shanti bhai dekhi ektar por ekta thread khulche
Zeeshan bhai ke topkabe mone hoy.
Nice thread,
I like tin goyenda.
otherwise I'm not a regular lecteur, or may be I'm not getting enough interesting books around me.
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Old April 10, 2012, 12:52 PM
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To me the best writer of detective stories is Agatha Cristie !!!
I'm with you! Right on!

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Shanti bhai dekhi ektar por ekta thread khulche
Shanti Bhai? Is it because I say "peace out"? In any case, it sounds like one of those godfather names. Kala Jahangir, picchi Hannan, that sort of stuff. I don't approve!


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Does Famous Five & Tintin count as detective stories? They usually solved some sort of mystery. I still read Tintin to this day.
No Tintin would be classified as adventure. I absolutely love Tintin! Maybe I'm gonna have to open a separate thread just for Tintin.

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Have any of you read Edgar Allan Poe's detective-fiction? Short stories like The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), The Purloined Letter (1844) etc? His character Dupin is like the grandfather of characters like Holmes and Poirot.
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Old April 10, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Oh, and Roey, do open a Tintin thread but don't copy paste the comic strips directly. The current copyright holders of the Tintin brand are notorious litigants.
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Oh, and Roey, do open a Tintin thread but don't copy paste the comic strips directly. The current copyright holders of the Tintin brand are notorious litigants.
tintin is one of my fevs..i have all the tintin volumes in my com..even the unfinished last one
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How about chacha chowdhury? He used to solve crime too. Ar sabu khepe gele toh agneyogiri hoye jeto.
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I am mystery/thriller buff. My favorites include:
  1. The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
  2. বাদশাহী আংটি
  3. Murder on the Orient Express
  4. শজারুর কাঁটা
  5. And then there were none
  6. The murder of Roger Ackroyd
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Old April 10, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Have any of you read Edgar Allan Poe's detective-fiction? Short stories like The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), The Purloined Letter (1844) etc? His character Dupin is like the grandfather of characters like Holmes and Poirot.
Of course. Poe basically invented the detective genre. However his best stories have turned out to be the macabre ones, like "The Tell Tale Heart" and "The black cat". Their fame has eclipsed classics such as "the murders in the rue morgue" and "the purloined letter".

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Oh, and Roey, do open a Tintin thread but don't copy paste the comic strips directly. The current copyright holders of the Tintin brand are notorious litigants.
Alright. Thanks for the heads up.

They might be notorious litigants but possess little control over their stuff, LOL. I say this because every Tintin album is readily available for download on the internet under PDF files.

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Shanti Bhai? Is it because I say "peace out"? In any case, it sounds like one of those godfather names. Kala Jahangir, picchi Hannan, that sort of stuff. I don't approve!


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How about chacha chowdhury? He used to solve crime too. Ar sabu khepe gele toh agneyogiri hoye jeto.
remember Raka?
god knows how many times I drew Shabu and his muscular body.
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