Monthly Archives: May 2019

Forgotten (?) – old Heinlein: The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones by Robert Heinlein, (published in the U.K. under the title Space Family Stone in 1952. No, it’s not forgotten, none of Heinlein’s juvenile SF novels are, really, but I recommend them, some more, some less, so here we … Continue reading

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Forgotten Music: The Go-Go’s & The Motels

Back in the days when cassettes were the most popular medium for  listening to music on the go, and for taping / creating our own playlists, I made a cassette with the Go-Go’s on one side and The Motels on … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Julia Spencer-Fleming

Last September I read and reviewed the first in Spencer-Fleming’s series set in Miller’s Kill, New York, In Bleak Midwinter. (here). Now I’ve finished the second one, A Fountain Filled With Blood and liked it even more. The title comes from a … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten – The Minerva Club by Victor Canning

[note: this is a slightly revised review from The Broken Bullhorn] The Minerva Club by Victor Canning, collection © 2009, stories selected and edited by John Higgins, Crippen & Landru, 2009 hardcover This mystery short story collection includes three sets of stories: of The Minerva … Continue reading

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Slowdown

I don’t seem to be reading much, or much that is worthy of a blog post, just lately. Sorry for my lack of posts. Meanwhile, the weather is cool and rainy, which is nice, and at least it’s reading weather, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Claire Booth

On April 28, I posted (here) on the first of the three Sheriff Hank Worth novels by Claire Booth. Here are the second and third. Another Man’s Ground by Claire Booth, Claire Booth, 2017 St. Martin’s Press Minotaur Books, mystery, Sheriff Hank … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake

A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake, Rue Morgue Press 2008 trade paper mystery (not shown), original publication in 1935, This one is about as classic a British mystery as you could ask for. I’ve had it on the shelf for … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry, Ballantine Books 2006 hardcover, spy/thriller, 1st in Cotton Malone series. I subscribe to Mystery Scene magazine, and Berry is on the cover of the current issue. Not having read any of his books, I thought … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham

Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham, first published in January 1931, in the United Kingdom by Jarrolds Publishing, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York, as The Gyrth Chalice Mystery. It is the third novel … Continue reading

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