Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Forgotten Book: Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler

this is the 259th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler, stories originally published 1934-1941, this collection © 1964. Shown is my Ballantine Books 1977 mass market paperback This short story collection contains 8 stories: … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Brennan, North, Whitfield, Tierney

Sunshine and warm weather. Working in the garden: staking, removing two shrubs that didn’t survive the winter, weeding, trimming. Trips to the our regular nursery, trips to other nurseries, planning, planting, feeding, mulching… who has time for reading? So I have the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North

this is the 258th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North, Poisoned Pen Press 2016 – British Library Crime Classics – trade paper. Original publication, Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1960.  This is the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Brennan, Allan, Klingborg, Tierney

It’s the same story as last week, only less so. Reading here and there. I’m still gnawing away at In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan. I’m enjoying it, but not racing through it, it’s somewhat slow going, but then I’ve … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Flash Casey…Detective by George Harmon Coxe

this is the 256th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Flash Casey…Detective by George Harmon Coxe, Avon Book Company, 1946. Murder Mystery Monthly # 36. Mystery short story collection [This copy was loaned to me by Dave Lewis] Flash … Continue reading

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Incoming

Despite efforts to limit incoming, in light of having too many things already, sometimes it can’t be helped. That may be a good thing. So here’s a varied lineup of recent arrivals. The Singers of Time by Frederick Pohl and … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Cox, Blount Jr., Allan, Brennan, Jewell, Klingborg

Sorry I’m late. I’ve been jumping between books, both physical and ebook, with mixed progress. A friend loaned me a collection of stories, Flash Casey…Detective which I finished and will be my Friday Forgotten post this week. Next was One Fell Soup … Continue reading

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Current Reading post delayed…

I’ll get something up Monday, maybe by Noon (Pacific).

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Stimulating the Economy: GreenWorks 25322 G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower

We have a smallish lawn, and we’ve always used an old fashioned push mower. It’s the same kind of mower I used as a kid to mow the lawn at home. But the one we have was cheap and the … Continue reading

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Trust Your Instincts

Trust your instincts. How often have you read a mystery in which the policeman, private detective, amateur investigator says or thinks that? Lots. When it comes to reviewers of mystery fiction, especially older books, the instinct I trust is to … Continue reading

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