As promised, a few things arrived this week. I’m cutting way down, but not completely out. As usual, I can blame Friday Forgotten Books and other blogs for every one of these.
Fatal Flourishes by S.S. Rafferty [Avon 1979 mass market paperback, used] – historical mystery short story collection – this was posted on May 4th, 2012 on John F.’s Pretty Sinister Books, and sounded really interesting. Here is the posting. I found an inexpensive used copy.
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George – [Puffin Modern Classics paperback, new] – children’s, YA nature fiction – highly regarded children’s book now regarded as a classic. I’d never read it. Saw this on some blog or other, can’t find which.
Tough as Nails – The Complete Cases of Donahue, from the pages of Black Mask by Frederick Nebel [Altus Press 2012 trade paper, new] – 15 short stories originally published in Black Mask pulp magazine, plus an introduction, publication history and bibliography of Nebel’s work.
Xenozoic by Mark Schultz [Flesk Publications 2011 oversized trade paper, new] – blame this one on Carl V. of Stainless Steel Droppings. – Graphic novel comprised of collected stories from Xenozoic Tales comic by Schultz. Fabulous art work and story writing. I already had the three book boxed set of most of these stories published by Kitchen Sink Press back in 1990. There are three or four stories in this that aren’t in that, and three or four there that aren’t in this volume. Between them, they are all collected to the time of this publication. These get my highest recommendation!