New Arrivals, June 17

Books and music. Life is good.

The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts [Poisoned Pen Press 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. Originally published in 1933, long out of print. Introduction by Martin Edwards.

Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills Crofts [Poisoned Pen Press 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. Originally published in 1938, long out of print. Introduction by Martin Edwards.

The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell – stories about New York. Recommended by Jeff Meyerson. I found this very nice copy on BookSwap.

I also picked up a couple of CDs by a favorite of mine, Gerald Wilson. I have the large Mosaic set of his work on Pacific Jazz, and some other albums, but didn’t have these. I’ve been in the mood for his type of big band jazz.

Gerald Wilson CDs

 

 

State Street Sweet  – the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, 1995
In My Time – the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, 2005

This is really nice jazz, very listenable. There’s a lot of “turntable time” here, as the old saying goes.

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to New Arrivals, June 17

  1. Love the book covers for Croffts novels. They remind me of other covers I’ve enjoyed, though the names of the artists escape me at the moment. These would call out to me from the shelves for certain.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I like the covers a lot. Same for the record cover. I read a couple of the early Crofts titles but not these two.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    THE CASK (his first book)
    THE PIT-PROP SYNDICATE (both of these were non series)
    THE MYSTERY OF THE SLEEPING-CAR EXPRESS & Other Stories

    These are the Crofts titles I’ve read. Only the short stories are Insp. French tales.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Also, THE HOG’S BACK MYSTERY = THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. EARLE

  5. I’m with Jeff on Joseph Mitchell. He was a brilliant writer. My bargain of the week was a copy of THE COMPLETE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE I found at a Library Sale for a quarter. Nice condition, too. You can’t have too many complete Shakespeares!

  6. Bottom of the Harbor sounds intersting.

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