Just goes to show once in a while a new book does slip into the house. One because I wanted it (Frederick Nebel), one and the last just because it sounded interesting when I chanced upon a review (Randy Mathes) and one because of Friday Forgotten Books (Mark Schoor).
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1: 1931-32 by Frederick Nebel [Altus Press 2012 trade paper, new] – pulp mystery – these stories were first published during the time period shown in the title, all in Dime Detective. Eleven short stories, accompanied by the original illustrations. Altus Press continues to do an excellent job with these reprints.
Mr. Harrison’s Railroad by Randy Mathes [Booksurge 2011 trade paperback, new] – general fiction/fantasy – Having been interested in model railroading for decades, I couldn’t resist this self-published novel about a man with a super-detailed N scale model railroad layout in his basement. His computer wizard friend, in setting up a computerized system to run the trains stumbles on a gateway to an alternate dimension in which the layout is the real world, and a way for Harrison to travel there. What he finds is eerily similar to his model layout, but it’s not quite the same… I’m about half way through.
Red Diamond, Private Eye by Mark Schoor [St. Martins Press, 1987 mass market paperback, used] – mystery – after reading the Friday Forgotten Book entry on Bill Crider’s blog (HERE) I had to find a copy, and did. eager to read this.
And that’s it, folks. I don’t expect anything new week, which is just fine with me.