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Monthly Archives: May 2016
Today (May 29) is John F. Kennedy’s birthday. Then tomorrow is Memorial Day. Synchronicity. I’m reading Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories by Andrea Camilleri, which collects 22 stories, one of which, the titular story, is 122 pages, another is 60 pages, the rest more usual … Continue reading
this is the 222nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters, © 1981, Mysterious Press paperback 1995, mystery – 5th Brother Cadfael It’s 1139 in Shrewsbury. Brother Cadfael is visiting the leper colony at … Continue reading
Last week I said the next book I was going to read was Murder at the 42nd Street Library by Con Lehane. Well, another book came in from the library a day or so later, and I decided to read it instead. The … Continue reading
this is the 221st in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey, Soho Press, 2003 trade paperback, mystery, Peter Diamond It had been quite a while since I read one of Peter Lovesey’s Detective Peter Diamond … Continue reading
This is what we do in Portland when it rains. It rains a lot here.
Though I read primarily mystery and science fiction-fantasy, I have other reading interests, including biographies/autobiographies. The book I’m currently about two-thirds of the way through, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan, is one such. I’m not certain where I … Continue reading
I came across a book by a favorite author, Anne McCaffrey, that I hadn’t read or even heard of, Nimisha’s Ship. So I found a copy on BookSwap and just finished reading it. I’ve read everything she’s written, and this is … Continue reading
this is the 219th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman, Harper & Row 1970 paperback This is special Forgotten Book week on first novels, and I decided to re-read and post on Hillerman’s … Continue reading
Regular readers will remember I posted more than once about the three-volume set of new Sherlock Holmes stories published by MX Publishing. (here and here). Each of the volumes has excellent new stories of the traditional Sherlock Holmes and Watson, original setting. … Continue reading