Monthly Archives: March 2019

A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara

A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara, Ballantine Books 2013, volume 2 of The Civil War Western Theater, historical novel (fictionalized) Continuing with Shaara’s Civil War books, which I read in ebook format. Last week I reviewed A Blaze of Glory, … Continue reading

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current reading: Child of the Daystar by Bruce O’Conner

Child of the Daystar by Bruce O’Conner, ebook, Lulu Publishing, 11-16-2015, 280 pages, fantasy, Wings of War series, book 1 of 4. In the mood for fantasy, which you may recall I said in this blog in January that I planned … Continue reading

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A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara

A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara, Ballantine Books 2012, the Civil War in the West (Book 1), Paperback, 480 pages I’ve had a passing interest in the American Civil War. I learned what was taught in school – the west … Continue reading

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current reading: The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney, William Morrow trade paperback, February 10, 2015, 464 pages, mystery, P.I. I read strong reviews – extremely positive in every way – on this, and several people had recommended this one, so … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings: Bah!

No, thanks. Don’t need it, want it, like it. It’s ridiculous. I want regular time, all the time. It’s idiotic, unneeded. Bill Crider didn’t like it and neither do I.

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Friday Book: The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner

  The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner © date 1938, this edition: Ballantine Books 1987 mass market paperback – mystery – Perry Mason 12th (by publication date) in series When Perry Mason meets Mrs. Carl Newberry on a vacation … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Man Who Read Mysteries

The Man Who Read Mysteries, The Short Fiction of William Brittian by William Brittian, Crippen & Landru 2018 short story collection This light, easy, set of short stories by Brittan, which appeared in Ellery Queen’s Magazine over a span of decades … Continue reading

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