Tag Archives: mystery

ffb: Ask A Policeman — a guest post by Art Scott

this is the 122nd in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Ask A Policeman by The Detection Club, © 1933 multiple author mystery A month ago Rick reviewed The Floating Admiral, the Detection Club’s 1931 first go at … Continue reading

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ffb: Eleven

this is the 121st in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Eleven by Patricia Highsmith © 1970, Doubleday 1970 hardcover, this edition: 1978 Penguin mass market paperback, mystery-horror short story collection I expect there will be much praise and … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, December 31 2012 – January 6, 2013

Here it is the new year, and I have a resolution. It’s the same as the last couple of years, and I’ve had mild success with it: read more of what’s on my shelves – and from the library – … Continue reading

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FFB: A Caribbean Mystery

this is the 94th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books. A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie © 1964, Pocket Books, 1966 paperback, mystery featuring Miss Marple After reading The Clocks for the single-author Friday Forgotten Books post last week, I … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 17 – 23, 2012

It’s cooled off, as I write this on Sunday afternoon it’s a beautiful Fall day, with that special, magical light. We’ve had some misting, not really rain, and the temperature has stayed in the mid-70s and below. There may well … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 3-9, 2012

Football is going strong, both college and pro, Barbara got her MacBook Pro (post on that coming), I’ve been hip deep in tech problems and trying to learn some gestures on the touchpad (aarrrgh) and the garden is crying out … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, late August – early September, 2012

Amazing that August is over already! Where did it go? New Arrivals – Two things this time, one a pre-order, the other one I saw on George Kelly’s blog (HERE). It looked so good, I just had to have it. The … Continue reading

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FFB: How Like An Angel

this is the 87th book in my series of forgotten or seldom read books How Like An Angel by Margaret Millar, © 1962, Carroll & Graf 2000 mass market paperback, mystery – Joe Quinn, P.I. Private detective Joe Quinn gambles. That’s how he’s … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

this is the 86th book in my series of forgotten books The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie © 1916, Bantam Books 1961 mass market paperback, mystery – first Hercule Poirot It had been a very long time since I read this … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: A Killing in Comics

this is the 85th book in my series of forgotten books A Killing in Comics by Max Alan Collins © 2007, Berkeley Prime Crime 2001 trade paperback, mystery, 1st in Jack Starr “comics mysteries” series I like the writing of Max Alan Collins, … Continue reading

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FFB: Shoot the Works

this is the 84th book in my series of forgotten books Shoot the Works by Brett Halliday © 1957, Dell #7844, 1965 mass market paperback (second edition), mystery – Mike Shayne #28 Mike Shayne’s secretary Lucy calls Mike and asks him to hurry … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, April 16-22, 2012

Still a few things trickling in. The Happy Valley by Max Brand [A.L. Burt, Dodd, Mead & Co, 1931 hardcover, used] -western – picked this up from Laurie Powers of Laurie’s Wild West blog. She had an eBay auction for … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, April 9-15, 2012

Just goes to show once in a while a new book does slip into the house. One because I wanted it (Frederick Nebel), one and the last just because it sounded interesting when I chanced upon a review (Randy Mathes) and one because … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 12 – 18, 2012

After last week’s large incoming batch, things are settling down now. The two books this time are both the result of FFB posts. I took an inventory last week and found 11 books partly read. So I’ve done it again, … Continue reading

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FFB: Death in the Middle Watch

this is the 78th in my series of forgotten books Death in the Middle Watch by Leo Bruce © 1974, Academy Chicago Arts 2004 hardcover, mystery featuring Carolus Deene This is the second Carolus Deene mystery I’ve read, the other being Death at … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 13 – 19, 2011

Uh, what happened here? I had just two things last week and I was feeling pretty proud of that. You recall, no more space for books, only the barest essential additions to the library, exercise restraint. Yeah, well…  read on. … Continue reading

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review: The House on the Point

The House on the Point by Benjamin Hoff, St. Martins 2002 hardcover with demi-jacket, mystery As it says on the half jacket (really a bit of heavy paper folded over the cloth cover), this is a tribute to Franklin W. Dixon … Continue reading

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New Arrivals June 6 – 12, 2011

“Having read a review…” I wonder how many of the listings in my New Arrivals posts contain those words? Many, I’m sure. I’m in cut back mode, as regular readers will know, but there is a thin trickle. Old orders, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals May 30 – June 5

As I sat in the living room gazing at the new bookcases filled to overflowing and swore “no new books!” two arrived on May 31 and June 1. Both pre-orders, and I’m glad to have them, but oh my this … Continue reading

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New Arrivals – April 11-24, 2011

I skipped a week or two here, both because I was busy and because less is coming in, which is fine, I have been reading (!) instead of shopping. So here’s the goods, but a word first: I love Black Dog … Continue reading

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