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ffb: Tales from High Hallack – the Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 1 by Andre Norton

this is the 159th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Tales from High Hallack, Volume 1 by Andre Norton, edited by Jean Rabe [Premier Digital Publishing 2014 trade paper, purchased new] – fantasy / science fiction short story collection. … 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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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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review: The Chaos Knight Trilogy by Erin Hoffman

The Chaos Knight trilogy by Erin Hoffman © 2011 – 2013, Pyr trade paper, fantasy – 3 novels: Book 1. Sword of Fire and Sea Book 2. Lance of Earth and Sky Book 3. Shield of Sea and Space. I guess it started with the … Continue reading

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ffb: Orchestrated Death

this is the 129th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Orchestrated Death by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Avon Books 1993 mass market  paperback, mystery.  1st Detective Inspector Bill Slider “Slider woke with that particular sense of doom generated by … Continue reading

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ffb: The Uncomplaining Corpses

this is the 128th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Uncomplaining Corpses by Brett Halliday (Davis Dresser) © 1940, Dell 1957 mass market paperback, mystery, 3rd Mike Shayne. This Dell edition of the third in the series … Continue reading

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ffb: Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf

this is the 127th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf by Algis Budrys © 1985, Southern Illinois University Press 1985 hardcover, non-fiction, critical reviews, Galaxy Magazine, 1964-1971 Most of what needs to be said about … Continue reading

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ffb: The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald

this is the 126th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald © 1962, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, May 1962 hardcover. This edition: Bantam Books mass market paperback, 13th printing May 1988 … Continue reading

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The plan that wasn’t so successful

I had high hopes for my summer reading when I posted my proposed summer reading list (here). I’m not a fast reader, so that was an optimistic list. Of the eighteen books shown in that post, can you guess how … Continue reading

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ffb: The Strange Files of Fremont Jones

this is the 118th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Strange Files of Fremont Jones by Dianne Day, Bantam Books 1996 – mass market paperback, historical mystery In a book discussion just yesterday at lunch with … Continue reading

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forgotten books: Judge Dee at Work

this is the 116th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Judge Dee at Work by Robert Van Gulik © 1979, Chicago University Press 2007 paperback, mystery short story collection featuring Judge Dee This collection of eight short stories … Continue reading

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forgotten books: Shapechanger’s Song

this is the 115th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Shapechanger and The Song Of Homana by Jennifer Roberson, DAW Books, March 2001 paperback omnibus: 2 novels – fantasy – 1st and 2nd novels in the Cheysuli series “In 1979, … Continue reading

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FFB: Guest Post by Jeff Meyerson: Killing Castro by Lawrence Block

A special treat this week! A guest post by the widely traveled, read and appreciated Jeff Meyerson. This is Jeff’s first guest post for Bullhorn. Killing Castro by Lawrence Block (originally published as Fidel Castro Assassinated as by Lee Duncan … Continue reading

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FFB: Space Tug by Murray Leinster

this is the 111th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Space Tug by Murray Leinster © 1953, this edition 1954, Pocket Books 1954 mass market paperback, science fiction – 2nd Joe Kenmore novel Science fiction was an entirely different thing … Continue reading

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FFB: Brand of the Black Bat by Norman A. Daniels

this is the 110th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Brand of the Black Bat by Norman A. Daniels © 1939 (July 1939 issue of Black Book Detective – issue shown below) this edition: Altus Press 2010 trade paper, … Continue reading

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FFB: The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers

this is the 109th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Chinese Parrot by Biggers, Earl Derr © 1926, this copy: Bantam Books mass market paperback, mystery, 2nd Charlie Chan I decided to read (or re-read in some cases) the … Continue reading

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FFB: The Cobra, King of Detectives by Richard B. Sale

this is the 108th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Cobra – The King of Detectives by Richard B. Sale – stories © 1934, 1935, this collection © 2009, Altus Press 2009 trade paper, short story collection, mystery pulp reprint, with … Continue reading

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review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan © 2012, Straus and Giroux 
2012 hardcover – novel Mr. Penubra’s 24-hour Bookstore first came to my attention through reading a review of it online, possibly on the Washington Post or Boston Globe site.  Regardless, it sounded … Continue reading

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FFB: Crime Through Time edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo & Sharan Newman

this is the 107th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Crime Through Time by Miriam Grace Monfredo & Sharan Newman, Berkeley Prime Crime 1997 – paperback – historical mystery short story collection A few years back, I saw a mention … Continue reading

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FFB: The Trouble with Aliens by Christopher Anvil

this is the 106th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Trouble with Aliens by Christopher Anvil (pseudonym of Harry C. Crosby) © the original story publication dates 1956-1976, 1995, this collection Baen 2008 paperback, science fiction short story collection … Continue reading

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