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Monthly Archives: July 2020
The Corpse Came Calling by Brett Haliday (pen name of Davis Dresser), (c) 1942, my copy (shown) 1964 Mayflower-Dell paperback. The blurb: When an old friend calls begging to see him immediately, Mike Shayne is surprised to say the least. … Continue reading
Enjoying pulp stories, a few years ago I started buying reprints by various authors by various publishers specializing in such. I have three shelves of them, this being one. The shelf also includes some books about the pulps, which … Continue reading
I’ve been reading the PERN books by Anne McCaffrey. My order of reading them is different from the author’s recommended, (see previous post). So here we go. Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey, Del Rey, 1988 hardcover Dragonsdawn is a science fiction … Continue reading
Yesterday Pongo went to the vet we use for his general check-up and his third and final FVRC shot. He checked out perfect grade of 10, healthy in every way, and he’s good to go for a year. Here he is … Continue reading
When we got our new kitten (is there such a thing as an old kitten?) from Cat Adoption Team he came with the name Pongo. We spent days mulling over other possible names but came up empty, so Pongo he stays. … Continue reading
If anyone has been wondering why you haven’t seen a new post here lately, this is why. Read on after the picture for the story, if you’re so inclined. We adopted Dexter, our 5.5 year old male (insert like) in … Continue reading
Deathtrap by Peter Turnbull, Severn House 2000 hardcover, mystery, police procedural. 2nd in the Hennessey and Yellich series, set in York, England. review from Kirkus Reviews: “Yet another of the author’s absorbing procedurals, this time set in the city of York, where Detective … Continue reading
The rest of the bunch of books on the shelf we saw last week. The Agent Gambit by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Another of the books in the Liaden Universe series. Exploring the Horizons: Explorers and the Furthest Horizon edited by Gardner Dozois, … Continue reading
Exploring the Horizons: Explorers and the Furthest Horizon edited by Gardner Dozois, SFBC May 2000 hardcover, science fiction anthology omnibus. Collects 2 previous anthologies. 916 pages. Cover by John Berkeley. Put together by one of the best editors in the genre, an eleven-time … Continue reading