Monthly Archives: February 2020

It’s here…

The first coronavirus death in the continental U.S. death happened today in Washington, north of Seattle. The first case in Oregon was found yesterday, an elementary school teacher working in Lake Oswego. The school is now closed and everyone associated … Continue reading

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Old Stories: Deep Waters, edited by Martin Edwards

Deep Waters – Mysteries on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards, British Library, 2019 paperback, British Library Crime Classics series Another in the excellent British Library Crime Classics series, of which I am a great fan. The anthology: A most enjoyable anthology, with … Continue reading

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Short Story February (4)

Continuing with short story reading for February, there are less because of the novel I read and also I’ve been otherwise busy. Next time will be the wrap-up. I finished the Raffles story in Deep Waters, Mysteries on the Waves, … Continue reading

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The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan

The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan, 2020 hardcover, fantasy. Book 5 of six in the Legends of the First Empire series. I first learned of these books while reading the Black Gate blog. At that time it was projected to be … Continue reading

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Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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Short Story February (2)

Continuing with short story reading for February. This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition): “The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” “The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor” “The Ingenious Mr. … Continue reading

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Old Stories Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah

The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition) Both the author and character here are new to me, and I was glad to make their acquaintance. The  thing that makes this detective distinct is his … Continue reading

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a travesty of justice

The Republican members of the United States Senate have made a mockery, of the impeachment process, of the intent of the Founding Fathers, of right and wrong. They have put the President of the United States above the Law. I … Continue reading

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Short Story February – 1

In the past (though I skipped it last year), I have devoted the shortest month to short stories, and I’ll be doing that this year. I have many short story collections and anthologies on hand, so this would be a … Continue reading

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The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70

I like jazz a lot, specifically from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. That includes a lot of great music! I’m particularly fond of Bop and Hard Bop, and among my favorite artists is Hank Mobley. I have the … Continue reading

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