Monthly Archives: November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ll be off the blog until December, just relaxing and enjoying Thanksgiving, so I’ll see everyone next month. Stay good!

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Wednesday Short Stories from Three Collections / Anthologies

Here are the three short story collections / anthologies I’m working on right now. At some point – probably pretty soon – I’ll take a break to read a novel. from The Thinking Machine: Fifty Novelettes and Short Stories: by … Continue reading

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We’ve had a lot of rain in the past week, with more expected every day for at least another. That’s good, we need it, and the snowpack that’s being dropped in the mountains, which provides the water in the Summer … Continue reading

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Forgotten stories: That’s a LOT of stories & pages!

I was looking at some of the anthologies I have on hand in the To Be Read area, and was impressed by the fact that they are so thick. Why am I posting this under the Forgotten Books category? Because … Continue reading

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Wednesday short story: “Crooked Souls” by Dashiell Hammett

Story from THE CONTINENTAL OP: THE COMPLETE CASE FILES, (Kindle ebook edition)“Crooked Souls” first appeared in Black Mask, October 1, 1923 Harvey Gatewood’s daughter has been kidnapped, and the Op has been assigned to the case. After wading through Gatewood’s … Continue reading

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Thank goodness. In a couple of months Trump will be out of office, whether he likes (or accepts it) or not. It’s a pity the Senate looks to stay in the hands of the GOP, it will make the undoing … Continue reading

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FFB: Maigret Hesitates by Georges Simenon

Maigret Hesitates by Georges Simenon, translated by Lyn Moir, Harcourt Brace Harvest Book 1970 mass market paperback, mystery. Number 68 in the series. The Blurb: When a series of letters, written on expensive stationery, arrive at Maigret’s desk stating that a murder … Continue reading

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