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Monthly Archives: December 2019
Finishing up with the books I received for Christmas… The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Ellery Queen (1931). An eccentric millionairess is lying in a diabetic coma on a hospital bed in an anteroom of the surgical suite of the Dutch … Continue reading
Continuing with the books I received for Christmas… The Bellamy Trial by Francis Noyes Hart. One of the very first legal thrillers. Hart (1890-1943) drew on accounts of the 1922 Hall-Mills murder, the most notorious of her day. But the trial … Continue reading
Santa was generous this year, as always, and in addition to a scarf featuring Edward Gorey’s Doubtful Guest, and a really nice sweater, I did receive some books. Due to the bounty I’m going to make this a multi-part post. … Continue reading
Merry Christmas to All!
It’s just about that time! There’s always the last minute shopping, wrapping and decorating, but we’re pretty much ready! Time for a delicious glass of eggnog (or your favorite beverage). Cheers!
The Portrait Mystery by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1918. Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), MX Publishing 2018 trade paper This is the third set of stories … Continue reading
A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier, St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books 2018 hardcover, mystery novel. The Plot: Following the death of Mercy Carr’s fiancée Sgt. Martinez in Afghanistan, the retired military police officer, along with Elvis, Martinez’s bomb sniffing dog, … Continue reading
I’m sad to say some blogs using eBlogger / Blogspot are not allowing me to comment. So I will be reading those blogs, but am unable to comment on them. For reasons unknown to me, some Blogger blogs no longer … Continue reading
Campion At Christmas: 4 holiday stories for your festive fireside reading by Margery Allingham, mystery short story collection, Kindle edition, Agora Books November 28, 2018, 63 pages. The blurb from Amazon: “Who better to spend a cozy Christmas with than ingenious … Continue reading
Illustration Issue No. Sixty-Six published by The Illustrated Press, Daniel Zimmer, editor & publisher I subscribe to this excellent magazine, which is published four times a year. Each issue is full of biographical information on the (usually) three artists featured, so it’s read, … Continue reading