Here’s the report on week 2 of my short story reading. I read 28 short stories this week, and also received a novel in from the library, so I’ll mix that in next week.
First, the short stories. I started out with seven stories from War and Space – Collected Short Stories of Lester Del Rey, Volume 1:
- “For I Am A Jealous People!”
- “Return Engagement”
- “Omega and the Wolf-Child”
- “Uneasy Lies the Head”
- “And There Was Light”
From The Power of Illusion by Christopher Anvil:
- A Taste of Poison
- The Gold of Galileo
- The Day the Machines Stopped
- The Middle Smasher
- The Problem Solver and the Hostage
- The Defector
- Key to the Crime
- The Problem Solver and the Burned Letter
- The Problem Solver and the Killer
- The Hand From the Past
- The Warped Clue
- The Coward
- Sense of Disaster
- Destination Unknown
From other collections:
- The Boy Detective of OZ – Tad Williams – Very Best of Tad Williams
- The Emperor, The Town – Robert Lynn Asprin – Sanctuary
- Cold Comfort – Charles Todd – Tales
- The Maharani’s Pearls – Charles Todd – Tales
- The White Pillars Murder – G.K. Chesterton – Murder At the Manor
- The Secret of Dunstan’s Tower – Ernest Bramah – Murder At the Manor
- The Manor House Mystery – J. S. Fletcher – Murder At the Manor
I’m about to start From Doon with Death (1964), the first Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell. I’m reading it for a single-author Friday Forgotten Books on March 4th. I’ve not read anything by Rendell, so this should be interesting.
Barbara finished Deadly Echoes by Philip Donlay, is nearly finished with Alex by Pierre Lemaitre, the second in the series by the popular French author to be translated into English. The eponymous character, beautiful and alone, tries to tell herself that she isn’t being watched by the man across the street… Spooky stuff. Two more books from the library await her reading pleasure.
Have you read any of these stories or authors?
What are you reading? Any short stories?