Monthly Archives: April 2014
… who is probably grading papers today, and anyone else in the mood for a quick hit of rock and one of my very favorite songs. “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain Just ‘cuz. It’s a beautiful day here in Portland.
New Arrivals The final Duncton book has arrived, and that’s the end to them, except for the reading. Also a classic mystery for me, a couple of dark thrillers for Barbara’s birthday, and a gift from afar. Duncton Stone by William … Continue reading
Today is my wife Barbara’s birthday. Presents have been opened, the actual number of her age has been denied, lunch plans have been made. It’s a good day. Dessert will be lemon meringue pie, probably.
New Arrivals I continue to gather the Dunction books, plus a mystery I bought because of a Friday Forgotten Books review. The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude [The British Library 2014 paperback, purchased new] – mystery, originally published in 1935. … Continue reading
Hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday.
this is the 142nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Torch Town Boogie by Steven Womack, Ballantine Books paperback original, November 1993 ($4.99) – Harry Denton, private investigator It was a magnificent fire, a marvelous fire, the kind of fire … Continue reading
New Arrivals Two books this time, and they couldn’t be more different. Duncton Tales by William Horwood [Harper Collins Publishers UK 1991 hardcover, purchased used] – fantasy-adventure, allegorical novel featuring a community of moles. The books are of a kind with Wind … Continue reading
this is the 141st in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Gone, No Forwarding by Joe Gores, Random House, 1978 hardcover, private eye – 3rd DKA (Mysterious Press edition shown) “On the way from Harlem, Bart Heslip switched cabs three … Continue reading
New Arrivals Three books plus a pamphlet. One of the books is a hold-over from Left Coast Crime, one bought as a result of a Friday Forgotten Books post, the other new from a favorite publisher. Death Rides the Zephyr by … Continue reading
this is the 140th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Final Notice by Joe Gores, Ballantine Books – 1973 hardcover, edition read and shown, Mysterious Press – private eye – 2nd DKA “She was a willowy girl … Continue reading
Death Before Compline by Sharan Newman, stories © various, Bagwyn Books 2012 trade paper, historical mystery short story collection This volume contains seven stories originally written by Newman for various themed collections over the years, each featuring characters from her series. Seven murders, … Continue reading