current reading: nothing this week

I’ve been reading a little of this, and a little of that, but not anything to fill a post this time. I’ll have something next week.

Meanwhile, what have you been reading?

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7 Responses to current reading: nothing this week

  1. Patti Abbott says:

    Trust Exercise by Susan Choi.

  2. Jerry House says:

    Rick, the only novel I read this week was my FFB, KISS FOR A KILLER, a Honey West tale by G. G. Fickling., but I also finished AUGUST DERLETH’S EERIE CREATURES, part of “THE MACABRE QUARTO” collecting most of Derleth’s horror stories from Battered Silicon Dispatch Box. The Fickling was interesting but ran all over the place; the Derleth stories were basically minor early works, a number of them co-authored by Mark Schorer.

    I’m currently reading SCARFACE AND THE UNTOUCHABLE: AL CAPONE, ELIOT NESS, AND THE BATTLE FOR CHICAGO by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a fascinating and well-researched look at Prohibition’s effect on America and one of its major cities. This one reads as smoothly as most of Collins’ work, but because of the detail I’m taking it slowly (about a chapter at a time) and having great fun with it.

    Wacky weather here over the past few days with some pretty wild storms alternating with sunny warm but breezy days, but wacky weather seems to becoming the norm in America these days. May your week be decidedly non-whack, my friend.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    She’s Leaving Home by William Shaw. It’s the first in his series (#4 is coming out this summer) about Sgt. Paddy Breen and Probationary PC Helen Tozer in 1968 London. The naked body of a girl is found near the Beatles’ Abbey Road studio.

    Peter Lovesey, The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown and Other Stories. Latest Crippen & Landru short story collection. This was published in Britain 25 years ago but is just out here now. Lovesey is always worth reading.

    I did finish a collection of O. Henry stories, Roads of Destiny.

  4. I ordered a couple Ed Hoch short story collections I lacked. I’ve been gearing up for some Library Book Sales that are scheduled in May. I did read a curious Loren D. Estleman novel, BLACK AND WHITE BALL, that features two of Estleman’s characters from different series: Amos Walker (private eye) and Peter Macklin (hit-man). I have a W. C. Tuttle Western in the On-Deck Circle.

  5. tracybham says:

    I haven’t been reading as much lately. I have started THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins (which I never thought I would read). I am still reading MONKEY JUSTICE AND OTHER STORIES by Patti.

    • That Collins is a classic of the genre that I have never read. I’ve thought several times of trying it, but never got around to it. Good for you for giving it a try! I’m still reading Patti’s collection too.

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