Monthly Archives: September 2018

Current Reading: Julia Spencer-Fleming, John Varley

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming – mystery, first in series. Clare Fergusson is the new priest at St. Alban’s Episcopal church in Miller’s Kill, New York (“kill” is a term for a body of water, most commonly a creek, … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, current reading | 15 Comments

FFB: How Like An Angel by Margaret Millar

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn How Like An Angel by Margaret Millar, © 1962, Carroll & Graf 2000 mass market paperback, mystery – Joe Quinn, P.I. Private detective Joe Quinn gambles. That’s how he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 5 Comments

Current Reading – Elkins, Piper, Hartman, Gaines

Library books keep pouring in. It seems everything is on hold and not showing up, then wham! Three, four or more come in all at once. Oh, the pressure! Good Blood by Aaron Elkins – mystery. It’s been a while … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, current reading | 16 Comments

Forgotten: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn. At the time I read this, I expected to go straight on to the second book. I have yet to do so. That seems to happen … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 9 Comments

Princess Mirabelle

“Belle” 2003 – September 17, 2018Much loved, gone this day, greatly missed.

Posted in Books & Reading | 16 Comments

Sort of Forgotten: Killer In the Rain by Raymond Chandler

one in a series of forgotten or seldom read books Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler, stories originally published 1934-1941, this collection © 1964 – copy shown is the Ballantine Books 1977 paperback This short story collection contains 8 stories: “Killer in … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 11 Comments

Current Reading: Sharra, Walton, Ballairs

I can’t believe it’s September already, where did (hot, miserable) Summer go? The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra – historical fiction based on fact. This novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. It tells the story of the … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, current reading | 17 Comments

FFB: Three Times A Victim by F. L. Wallace

another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books, this revised from a 2009 post Three Times A Victim by F. L. Wallace, 1957, Ace Books, paperback (Ace Double) F. L. Wallace (aka Floyd Wallace), was primarily known as a science … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 5 Comments

Reading – The DNFs

Can you believe it’s September already? Regardless of my efforts to be mindful about the books I decide to read, sometimes there are duds. Some of the time, perhaps most of the time, it’s because I’ve made a poor choice, … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, current reading | 17 Comments