Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Forgotten book: The Saint – Wanted For Murder by Leslie Charteris

Another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Saint – Wanted For Murder – the Further Adventures of The Saint, Triangle Books, 1943, short story collection – originally 1931, Sun Dial Press. This 1943 hardcover contains six stories: … Continue reading

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Current Reading – Horowitz, Anderson, Bryson

Note: while Patti Abbott’s blog Pattinaise is on hiatus, she may not be doing her Monday “Things That Are Making Me Happy” post. Please feel free to make a comment here on whatever is making you happy. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz – … Continue reading

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FFB: A Natural History of Dragons, A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

A Natural History of Dragons, A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan,  Tor Books hardcover, February 2014 – fantasy. “Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the … Continue reading

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It’s Hot!

Enough already! It’s been in the 90s and closing in on triple digits for days…no, weeks. This is the hottest, driest Summer on record here in what ought to be cool, rainy Portland, OR. As Gollum might say, “We hates … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Heywood, McManus, Sullivan

Note: while Patti Abbott’s blog Pattinaise is on hiatus, she may not be doing her Monday “Things That Are Making Me Happy” post. Please feel free to make a comment here on whatever is making you happy. Meanwhile, my reading: Chasing … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Hazzard by Frederick C. Davis

Hazzard, the Complete Series by Frederick C. Davis, Altus Press 2016 trade paper This 282-page trade paper edition includes all six of Davis’ pulp-length novels (really novelettes) featuring District Attorney Mark Hazzard. Davis was fairly prolific, writing stories featuring The Moon … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Rhys Bowen, Lissa Evans

I hope you’re having a pleasant Summer, enjoying the green, beautiful world and also getting some reading done. Here’s my reading of late. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen. Historical Mystery. The setting is early World War II and Paris has … Continue reading

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FFB: Crime Through Time edited by Monfredo & Newman

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn Crime Through Time edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo & Sharan Newman Berkeley Prime Crime 1997 – paperback – historical mystery short story collection I have been reading a … Continue reading

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Current Reading – Gailey, Dozois, Goldman

It’s hot! Thank goodness for books and air conditioning. Here’s what I’ve been reading. River of Teeth, and Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey collected in American Hippo. Fantasy. These are two novelettes (perhaps novellas, not positive about the word count) set in … Continue reading

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FFB: The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter

The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter, Ballantine (Ivy), 1991, paperback, mystery, police procedural – Inspector Morse This is Inspector Morse’s ninth outing, if I have the count right, and though I’ve tried to read these in order it’s been a while … Continue reading

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