Category Archives: mystery

New Arrivals, Feb 18th, 2015

I took 2 large boxes of books to the library used book store and donated them a few days ago. Some were already in a box labeled “donate” and others were just pulled from the shelves. Not much room was … Continue reading

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Current Reading, February 9 – 15, 2015

I didn’t read as much this last week. I finished the short story collection Lights In the Deep by Brad Torgerson, which I’d been reading for the last few weeks, a story here and there. I rate as just okay. Torgerson has some … Continue reading

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ffb: Behind That Curtain

Behind That Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers, 1928, New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928 hardcover. My copy: Avenel Books omnibus edition, 1988 This is the third of the five Charlie Chan novels Biggers wrote, and the third I’ve read, because, you see, I’m reading … Continue reading

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Current Reading, February 2 – 8, 2015

From the this last library came Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the book on which was based the current film of the same name. For any who haven’t already heard, it’s about Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, whose B-24 bomber went down in the … Continue reading

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ffb: Cons, Grifts and Scams

this is the 165th in my series on forgotten or seldom read books Cons, Scams And Grifts by Joe Gores, Mysterious Press (Warner), 2001, hardcover, mystery – DKA “It was Easter. From his exquisite one-story art deco building in the mid-9100 block of … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 26 – February 1, 2015

I read Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan, the second in the Lady Trent series. While I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the first book, I’m looking forward to the third, which will be out in March. Also this week … Continue reading

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ffb: A Six-Letter Word for Death

this is the 164th in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts A Six-Letter Word for Death by Patricia Moyes, Henry Holt (Owl), 1983, paperback, mystery, Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett Every time I pick up and begin reading a book by … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 19 – 25, 2015

I finished A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. I liked it pretty much, so I got the second in the series, Tropic of Serpents from the library a few days ago. It was also good though I did skim … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 12 – 18, 2015

So I can focus on reading books I have, I’ve put most of my library holds on “freeze”, so I keep my place in line while others move past until I’m ready to read the book. Richard I finished Enigma by … Continue reading

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ffb: Roman Blood

this is the 162nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Roman Blood by Steven Saylor, Ballantine 1993, paperback, mystery – 1st Gordianus the Finder Perhaps not forgotten, but worthy of renewed attention, this is the first of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 5 – 11, 2015

I made a short list of books I want to read, most from the TBR, to get this year started. That will be in addition to whatever shows up from the library. I just did it to feel organized (we … Continue reading

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ffb: Scarlet Riders

this is the 161st in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Scarlet Riders edited by Don Hutchison, Mosiac Press, 1998 – trade paper, pulp stories of the Northwest Mounted “Fingers had burrowed down in the snow and found Constable Sandy … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The holidays and end of year stuff is over and it’s time to get back to the business of reading. Here’s what we’re up to. Richard I finished Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz (from library). I liked Horowitz’ previous book, House of Silk, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Christmas edition

“Santa” was very generous this year, but then, that’s no surprise as I was very good all year long. I’ll start out with the mystery fiction: The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler [Vintage Crime/Black Lizard 2014 trade paper, … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 15 – 21, 2014

Happy holidays! We’ve been very busy with Christmas stuff, so reading is down some. Richard I finished Lock In by John Scalzi, which I liked more than I expected. I say that because it wasn’t what I was expecting (a medical thriller) but … Continue reading

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ffb: Frederick Nebel stories and novels, and some other arrivals

this is the 160th in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts New Arrivals: These are new arrivals, but they are – the books anyway – forgotten books so it qualifies for a Friday Forgotten post, in my … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 8 – 14, 2014

Richard I finished The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and enjoyed it. It’s a YA mystery novel with a murder (or was it?) and enough characters, clues and setting for me to enjoy. It would make a good Christmas present book for … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 1 – 7, 2014

Richard Not a lot of reading, but I’m plugging along. I finished Jeffrey Siger’s Sons of Sparta which I enjoyed but didn’t think was as good as the previous two books. Still, it’s a series I enjoy and will certainly read the … Continue reading

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Current Reading, November 24 – 30, 2014

Reading – Richard Reading? What reading? Seems like all I’ve done in the last week is watch football and eat. The weather has gotten steadily colder, just 24 when we got up this morning, and we had our first snow … Continue reading

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review: The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbs by George Mann

The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbs by George Mann, [Titan Books, 2013 trade paper] – mystery-steampunk adventure. Fifteen stories, 400 pages. A book in the Newbury & Hobbes Investigation series. It’s no surprise, to book lovers and readers who travel a blog … Continue reading

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