Monthly Archives: March 2021

Reading a Series

As I’m sure is true for most mystery readers, many of the books I read are part of a series. It often seems that’s about all we see when we look at book listings and reviews. But these series create a … Continue reading

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FFB: Five Against Venus by Philip Latham

Five Against Venus  by Philip Lathen (pseudonym of Robert S. Richardson), Winston Science Fiction 1952, third in series. Cover by Virgil Finlay. This one is for the 10-year-old in you. As a kid I was able to find some of the … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 16 – The Complete Dr. Thorndyke

Here are all nine volumes, on my shelf. The Complete Dr. Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman, 9 volumes, MX Publishing, UK, softcover. Also available in hardcover. Summary of first three volumes from MX website: “Volume I contains the first three Thorndyke … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 15 – Pogo

This time it’s the shelf on which my collection of Walt Kelly’s Pogo books resides. When I was growing up, our family would visit my Aunt and Uncle every other Christmas, and I first saw Pogo books at their home. … Continue reading

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Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, adapted and illustrated by Gary Gianni, introduction by Ray Bradbury, Flesk Publications 2009 hardcover graphic novel. Verne  wrote a great many wonderful books, and this is one of my favorites. This may … Continue reading

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