Tag Archives: mystery fiction

ffb: Blue Murder by Brett Halliday

this is the 147th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  Blue Murder by Brett Halliday, Dell 1973 mass market paperback – mystery – Mike Shayne Davis Dresser created the pseudonym Brett Halliday and the series character Michael Shayne for the … Continue reading

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ffb: English Country House Murders Thomas Godfrey, Editor

this is the 146th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  English Country House Murders, Thomas Godfrey, editor, Mysterious Press, 1989 – paperback, 22 short stories “There you are, after a day with overripe household bills or baby nappies, fatigued and … Continue reading

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ffb: The Man In My Grave by Wilson Tucker

this is the 145th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  The Man in My Grave by Wilson Tucker, © 1956, Rinehart & Co. [Detective Book Club edition] hardcover mystery (other edition pictured) Wilson Tucker is known mostly for his science … 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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FFB: Satan in St. Mary’s

This is the 73rd in my series of forgotten books Satan in St. Mary’s by Paul Doherty © 1986, Headline 1990 paperback – historical mystery – first in the series featuring Hugh Corbett After reading more than one review of Doherty’s historical mysteries, … Continue reading

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Wicked Autumn

Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet © 2011 – St. Martin’s Press 2011 hardcover – English country village mystery – first in Vicar Max Tudor series I read a review of this one at Steve Lewis’ Mystery*File website on Friday Forgotten Book day … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 1 – 7, 2011

Various & Sundry might be a good description for this weeks additions to the stockpile here at the Portland abode. Old mystery, newer mystery, travel, graphic novels, fantasy, pulp. To quote a line from the film Jurassic Park, (remember? It’s when … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 20 – 26, 2011

The excesses of last week are past. This time I have just three things, two of them the result of a post by Evan Lewis [ HERE ] and a book that has been on pre-order. That’s a change for the … Continue reading

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SCARRY NIGHT Flash Fiction Challenge

Patti Abbott issued this challenge on February 6:  “On Saturday night, we passed a young woman on the street who was talking to her male companion and said, “I really don’t mind the scars.” A good start-up line for a … Continue reading

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The Case of the Howling Dog

by Erle Stanley Gardner, © 1934, this Pocket Book edition: 1942 featuring Perry Mason, attorney This is the 4th Perry Mason mystery, following Velvet Claws, Sulky Girl and Lucky Legs. When a man comes to Mason asking for him to make … Continue reading

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The Case of the Vanishing Beauty

This is the 23rd in my series of Friday Forgotten Books by Richard S. Prather, Gold Medal, 1950 paperback, mystery (hard-boiled) first Shell Scott “She looked hotter than a welder’s torch and much, much more interesting.” Los Angeles private eye Shell Scott … Continue reading

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Hound

Hound Vincent McCaffrey, © 2009, Small Beer Press, 2009 hardcover, first Henry Sullivan mystery “Death was, after all, the way Henry made his living…” Hound is a new mystery novel, intended to be the first of a series of novels featuring Henry … Continue reading

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