The hot weather continues, and it makes me cranky. I’m still reading short stories.
From The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell
Forward by Luc Sante
Up In the Old Hotel
The Bottom of the Harbor
The Rats on the Waterfront
Mr. Hunter’s Grave
I read this straight through. These are pieces written in the 1940s and 1950s, published in The New Yorker Magazine. I enjoyed this collection a lot, and it reminded me of the old days when The New Yorker was really good, before it was extensively revised in format and editorial philosophy.
Reading this next anthology is going to take a long time, but I’m pecking away at it, so here’s a little more from The Black Lizard Big Book Of Locked-Room Mysteries:
The Glass Gravestone – Joseph Cummings
The Tea Leaf-Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace
The Flung-Back Lid-Peter Godfrey
The Crooked Picture-John Lutz
Blind Man’s Hood-Carter Dickson
Sapphires and Suckers
The Python Pit
The Isle of the Meteor
I’m nearly, but not quite, finished with this yet. Then I have tons of short story collections here, and haven’t decided which of them to dip into next.
Barbara finished Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo. It’s a stand alone, not part of the Harry Hole series. She prefers the series books, but this one was well written. Now she’s reading Split Second by David Baldacci. Next up is Gathering Prey by John Sanford.
How about you?
Have you read these books or authors?
What are you reading?