It’s warmed up enough and the rain is less steady and we’re getting out and walking, which is good for me. I’ll lose some reading time today due to watching the Super Bowl.
NEW ARRIVALS - I’m continuing to pick up Walter Satterthwait’s Joshua Croft novels from BookSwap. I have them all now. Also an add to a fantasy series I’ve been working on (sorta) and a novel I bought based on a review in Friday Forgotten Books. This is all Patti Abbott’s fault. Listings and descriptions below the images.
Antiphon by Ken Scholes [Forge 2011 mass market paperback, new] – fantasy – the third in the Psalms of Isaak series. I’ve only read part of the first, but decided to get the second and this one anyway.
At Ease with the Dead by Walter Satterthwait [Worldwide 1991 mass market paperback, used] AND - The Hanged Man by Walter Satterthwait [Worldwide 1995 mass market paperback, used] -two mystery novels – second and fourth in the Joshua Croft series – I’m picking up all of these, some I’ve read, some not, but none seem to have made the move to Portland. Now I’ll have them all again.
The Interlopers by Griffling Bancroft by [HardPress Classics trade paper, new] – novel – this is a western, historical novelorigina;;y published in 1917. This reproduction print has the original illustrations by Arthur D. Fuller. The review I read, perhaps on Ron Scheer’s blog Buddies in the Saddle, got me to look for this. I believe it’s being printed POD. Not sure when I’ll get to this, I’ll have to be in the right mood, but one of these days.
CURRENT READING – I decided to reread Charles Gramlich’s Talera cycle. I’m done with the first book, Swords of Talera and two-thirds through the second book, Wings Over Talera. Fun books. If you haven’t read them, you should.
I finished Archie Meets Nero Wolfe, which was okay but I didn’t find it up to the Rex Stout standard. I then re-read a Nero Wolfe book, Not Quite Dead Enough which contains two novelettes, the title piece and Booby Trap. As always, I’m still working away on the Black Lizard Book of Black Mask Stories collection. I have set aside The Complete Father Brown collection to concentrate on the other short story collections I’d started. I read and enjoyed A Dangerous Thing by Bill Crider, but that’s no surprise, his books are great.