Monthly Archives: January 2022

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye, 2009 Simon & Schuster hardcover, mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes pastiche, subtitled An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson Plot Summary: In a foreword, writing in 1939, the elderly Dr. Watson decides … Continue reading

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short stories read

The Golden Anaconda and Other Strange Tales of Adventure by Elmer Brown Mason, introduction by John Locke, [Off-Trail Publications, 2009 trade paper, 269 pages] – pulp reprint – Five short stories featuring Wandering Smith (from The Popular Magazine) and five … Continue reading

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National Pie Day!

Sunday, January 23 is National Pie Day! I love pie, and will be having some on this very special day, my favorite, strawberry/rhubarb. I hope you enjoy some pie too! From the National Pie Day website: ”Sponsored by the American Pie … Continue reading

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