Something different this time, though one more Judge Dee book did slip in (from a different A-zon warehouse, I guess).
Necklace and Calabash by Robert van Gulik [University of Chicago Press, 1992 – 5th printing – trade paperback, new] – historical mystery. I’ve said more than enough about the Judge Dee books, so just add this.
Complete Adventures of Hazard and Partridge by Robert J. Pearsall [Altus Press 2013 trade paperback, new] – pulp adventure, 15 stories / novelettes. These stories originally appeared in the pulp magazine Adventure.
West of Guam: the complete cases of Jo Gar by Raoul Whitfield [Altus Press 2013 trade paperback, new] – pulp adventure, 26 stories, 4 of them connected. I read those four connected stories in the huge Blask Mask story collection I’m very slowly working my way through and liked them a lot, so when I saw this I bought it. Gar is a fascinating character, and the setting of many of the stories is interesting as well. I already have Jo Gar’s Casebook, the collection of 18 Gar stories published by Crippen & Landru which has most of these, but I wanted the complete set.
The Lighter Side of Keith Laumer by Keith Laumer, edited by Eric Flint [Baen 2002 mass market paperback, new] – science fiction, short story collection. After seeing the review of this on George Kelley’s blog I got a copy. I looked for a couple of the other Baen collections by Laumer only to find them OP or hard to find. I wish things would stay in print a bit longer!
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Peterson [Archaia Press June 2013 hardcover, new] – graphic novel, collected from individual issues of the Mouse Guard comic. This is volume 3 of the collected Mouse Guard. There is a level of storytelling and sophistication of artwork here that is outstanding.
In the Judge Dee series, I’ve finished Judge Dee at Work, The Chinese Gold Murders, The Lacquer Screen and The Chinese Lake Murders. I liked the last of those the best so far.
I finished a short story collection by Eric Wright, A Killing Climate, and the rest of the short novels in The Crimson Mask Omnibus Volume 1, which I enjoyed a lot. Just for fun, I re-read The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill, which is a hoot and if you haven’t read it you should. Now I’m hoping to get back to my Summer reading plan (here), having picked up The Song of the Sky which I’m 2/3 through.
What did YOU get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?