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Monthly Archives: June 2016
this is the 228th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Iron Lake by William Kent Kruger, © 1998, Pocket books 1999 paperback, 1st Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor, mystery I was at George Easter’s presentation of Barry Awards at the 1999 Milwaukee … Continue reading
I finished Riders Of The Storm, the second Clan Chronicles book (second in the first trilogy) by Julie Czerneda. It was a lot slower than the first book, and at the mid-point I even considered giving it up, but with a book … Continue reading
Brave New Words – The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction edited by Jeff Prucher, Oxford University Press, 2007, soft cover edition 2009, non-fiction I’m not sure how this one slipped past me, but I just came across it and immediately had … Continue reading
Longest day of the year was Monday, and here in Portland, Oregon that means it’s not full dark until about 10:30 p.m. I was in Fairbanks, Alaska one summer when it was still light at 11:30, but what we have … Continue reading
As noted last week, I was pointed to Julie Czerneda’s books by the Little Red Reviewer blog, and subsequently started the first of three books in The Clan Chronicles trilogy, Reap the Wild Wind. I finished that, and liked it a … Continue reading
Detective Duos edited by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini, Oxford University Press, 1997 hardcover. Mystery short story collection. “Fictional characters who work together in one capacity or another to solve a mystery have been a staple of the crime-fiction genre since Edgar … Continue reading
I finished The Murdstone Trilogy By Malbrook Peet. I don’t want to say much more than I already did last week about it, as I’ll soon be doing a review. One of the web places I check every day is Little Red Reviewer, Andrea Johnson’s … Continue reading
There’s a Dalek in the woods! taken at Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, Oregon
I finished reading Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories by Andrea Camilleri, which I liked a lot. Then I read a few short stories, still plugging away on some larger collections, until the next library book popped up: The Murdstone Trilogy By Malbrook Peet. Phillip Murdstone, a British writer … Continue reading
this is the 224th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Death Watch by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Avon, 1992 paperback, police procedural – 2nd in Inspector Bill Slider, series I reread this last Summer. I’d forgotten how much I like these very character and relationship driven … Continue reading