Monthly Archives: June 2015

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 … Continue reading

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Current Reading, June 8 – 14, 2015

It’s been hot here, some days in the mid-90s. I don’t like the heat, so that’s stay-inside weather for me. That should mean lots of reading, right? Well, remember, I ran out of energy for reading, or at least reading novels, … Continue reading

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ffb: An Agatha Christie Chronolgy

this is my 173rd Friday Forgotten Book review of a forgotten or seldom read book An Agatha Christie Chronology by Nancy Blue Wynne, Ace Books January 1976 mass market paperback, mystery reference The first adult mystery I read was by Agatha Christie, … Continue reading

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Current Reading, June 1 – 7, 2015

Wow, June already. I made a strong start on the Expanse series (see last Current Reading post), reading the first one, 580 pages, in six days which is good for me. Then I ran out of oomph. One minute I had … Continue reading

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ffb: A Nun In The Closet

this is the 173rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books. A Nun In The Closet by Dorothy Gillman. Upon recently reading an article in Mystery News on Mrs. Polifax author Dorothy Gilmore, I realized I’d not read anything by her. Not … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 3

Three things came in, I’m really excited about all of them. Concrete Angel by Patricia Abbott [Polis Books 2015 trade paper] Blogger and short story writer extrodinaire Patricia Abbott’s first novel has just been published, and my copy came yesterday. I’m … Continue reading

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