Something different, this time, part of a shelf of reference books. Some Star Trek stuff, the rest mystery related.
There are more, to be included in future Shelf Shot posts.
Thanks, I thought it would be good to show a few reference books.
Some of those books I have. The ones I would love to have are: Hubin’s Crime Fiction II; St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (I might have an earlier version but that one looks really good). And The Private Lives of Private Eyes. I like Star Trek also. Primarily Next Generation, but all of them are good.
Looking forward to seeing more.
I’ve had all of these for many years. At the time it was published, the St. James was criticized for errors and misstatements, but it has some value. Hubin was later made available on disk, which I had, then misplaced. I don’t use it as much as I once did.
Great minds think alike, Rick. I have most of those well-worn mystery reference books (the exception being the Penzler). Not so much STAR TREK now, although I had several before they went walk-about.
I think most true mystery fans have some of these reference books, Jerry.
I guess they will never update Murder Ink and Murderess Ink. I have two of the second but have lost the first somewhere.
I doubt those books will be updated, but they are good as far as they went.
That looks a lot like the top shelf of our built-in bookcase in the hall. I no longer have the Murder Ink books,, but I have all the Hubins (including the later supplement), the Detecting Woman books, the St. James.
I figured you’d have all the mystery reference, Jeff.
I checked and have the first two volumes of what were then called the St. Martin’s books (TWENTIETH CENTURY CRIME AND MYSTERY WRITERS) as well as the St. James. The Hubins – I have the original (to 1980), the thin 1981-85 Supplement, and the later edition to 1990 (the two volume one you are showing). I have other mystery reference books on the very bottom shelf (including DETECTING WOMEN) and some others here in the den (Barzun & Taylor’s CATALOGUE OF CRIME, 1001 MIDNIGHTS).
I have 1001 Midnights somewhere, I don’t have my reference books very well organized, I’m afraid. Sorry to read you’re having such discomfort from your medical operation. I had that with my prostate surgery. I was glad for the 12 or so opioid tablets they gave me, and used them over a couple of weeks until the discomfort was diminished. No addiction. Just getting comfortable is a hassle, isn’t it?
Impressive shelf of reference books! I own most of them. I have some STAR TREK stuff, but not that much. I have STAR WARS material. What I really enjoy are books of paperback covers.
The Star Trek books I got long ago, when I was more interested. These days, I’m more of a Star Wars person, but not even that very often. So these just sit.
Cool! I don’t own a lot of reference books. What I do own is largely related to the LOTR’s films and some comics stuff from several decades ago when I was buying comics on a weekly basis.
I have a few other comics related things on a different shelf
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