Category Archives: mystery

Current Reading, November 17 – 23, 2014

Reading – Richard I’m plugging away. My intention to read mostly short stories during November got off to a late start due to several library books drifting into the house, but I finished those up last week, as shown in … Continue reading

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ffb: Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

this is the 158th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Ill Wind by Nevada Barr, Avon Books, 1995 – paperback, mystery – 3rd Anna Pigeon “No Graveyards; that bothered Anna. People died. Unless you ate them, burned them or mailed … Continue reading

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Current Reading, November 10 – 16, 2014

Freezing rain, ice, wind. Winter weeks early. Reading – Richard There’s not a lot to report this time. I finished the first and third Penderwicks novels, and then just finished the second one. In between, I polished off 2o61, which I … Continue reading

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ffb: The Seventh Sacrament by James Bradberry

this is the 157th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Seventh Sacrament by James Bradberry, St. Martin’s Press, 1994 – hardcover, mystery, architect Jamie Ramsgill, first in series “A light rain drifted out of the sky as the plane touched … Continue reading

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review: House of Silk by Anthony Horowitcz

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz, Orion Publishing 2012 hardcover, featuring Sherlock Holmes It’s pretty hard for me to resist a Sherlock Holmes tale. I’ve read the canon, many times. I’ve read a great many pastiches, both short stories and novels, … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 27 – November 2, 2014

 The images below are exactly the same as last time, but this is an update. The weather continues rainy and cool, though the leaves have yet to fall nor have we had a frost yet. Good weather for watching football, reading, … Continue reading

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ffb: The Dragon of Lung Wang

this is the 156th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Dragon of Lung Wang by Marion Harvey (Edward J. Clode), 1928 hardcover, mystery “The taxi slipped like a silvern beast along the pathway of it’s lamps. Within, David … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, October 2014 #3

New Arrivals: I had a birthday, so naturally some new things came my way. From good friend Dave Lewis comes a DVD and a comic strip collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has all 39 episodes of the 1954 television series, starring … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 20-26, 2014

Rain, wind, we had it all. Thankfully the biggest part of the yard work is done until after frost. It’s been good reading weather! Reading – Richard I continue to get books from the library. Another Sheriff Dan Rhodes by … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 13 – 19, 2014

We decided to revise some things in the garden, old shrubs out and moving things around, and we’re having 5 yd. (135 cubic feet) of soil amendments delivered. Of course it’s supposed to rain that day, but we have tarps to … Continue reading

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ffb: Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce

this is my 900th post, and the 155th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce © 1959, this edition Academy Chicago Publishers, 1986 paperback, mystery – featuring Carolus Deene Carolus Deene receives a letter … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, October, 2014

New Arrivals Because I was in the mood for some quiet British mystery, I decided to pick up a few more of these novels by Leo Bruce. I got them all from PaperBack Swap. Leo Bruce (pseudonym for Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903-1979) wrote this series featuring … Continue reading

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ffb: The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter

this is the 154th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter, Ballantine (Ivy), 1991, paperback, mystery, police procedural – Inspector Morse This is Inspector Morse’s ninth outing, if I have the count right, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, September 15 – 21, 2014

New Arrivals I’m on a roll, I guess, nothing new again. After a few days with cooler temperatures, we’re back in the mid-high 80s and beyond. No rain in the forecast for weeks yet, making this the driest late Summer-early … Continue reading

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ffb: Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores

this is the 153rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores Crippen & Landru, 2000 hardcover, mystery – short stories – DKA I like Gores’ DKA [Daniel Kearny Associates] novels a lot and … Continue reading

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Concrete Angel by Patricia Abbot

Patricia Abbott, short story writer extraordinaire, will be releasing her debut novel, with Polis Books, in the Summer of 2015. “Eve Moran has always wanted “things” and has proven both inventive and tenacious in both getting and keeping them – … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, September 8 – 14, 2014

New Arrivals Once again, nothing. The hot weather continues, several days in the 90s, very windy, humidity in the low teens and we have had zero rain since early July. We’re parched! Many fires burning, one just 22 miles east … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, September 1 – 7, 2014

New Arrivals No books, CDs, etc. Nada. The new refrigerator and freezer come sometime Monday, that’s it. It’s continued quite hot here, and I’ve been under the weather too, including my eyes bothering me a lot. Another new pair of … Continue reading

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ffb: Rocket to the Morgue

this is the 152nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Rocket to the Morgue  Anthony Boucher – first published as by H.H. Holmes, Dell – 1942 – paperback mystery novel (newer edition shown) “Leona Marshall stretched her long legs out on … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, August 25 – 31, 2014

New Arrivals Another pre-order I’ve been eagerly anticipating arrived Tuesday, plus I picked up some classical music. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny [Minotaur Books August 2014, purchased new] – mystery novel. The latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel. I can’t … Continue reading

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