Author Archives: Richard Robinson

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Current Reading: Krueger, Dionne

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger – mystery. A new Krueger book is always cause for celebration here, as he’s one of my favorite authors. This was, no surprise, a good one, with all of the characters, setting and strong … Continue reading

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Forgotten: Fanuilh by Daniel Hood

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn Fanuilh by Daniel Hood, Ace Books, April 1994 A successful blending of mystery and fantasy. Here’s something a little different, this is both a mystery novel … Continue reading

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Meet Dexter

I mentioned on Monday that we got a new cat. Here he is. We’d had to put Belle, our fifteen-year-old female, down due to ill health. We were very sad and missed her terribly, but decided we needed a new cat … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Adam Fisher, Anthony Horowitz

By the way, we got a new cat today. Post coming. Valley of Genius, the Uncensored History of Silicon Valley by Adam Fisher – non-fiction. I’m always interested in books about the early days of the computer industry and of … Continue reading

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Forgotten: In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

In the Labyrinth of Drakes, A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan, Tor Books, April 2016 This is the fourth book in the series and takes the overall story in a slightly new direction, as Lady Trent mounts an expedition to the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Julia Spencer-Fleming, John Varley

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming – mystery, first in series. Clare Fergusson is the new priest at St. Alban’s Episcopal church in Miller’s Kill, New York (“kill” is a term for a body of water, most commonly a creek, … Continue reading

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FFB: How Like An Angel by Margaret Millar

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn How Like An Angel by Margaret Millar, © 1962, Carroll & Graf 2000 mass market paperback, mystery – Joe Quinn, P.I. Private detective Joe Quinn gambles. That’s how he’s … Continue reading

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Current Reading – Elkins, Piper, Hartman, Gaines

Library books keep pouring in. It seems everything is on hold and not showing up, then wham! Three, four or more come in all at once. Oh, the pressure! Good Blood by Aaron Elkins – mystery. It’s been a while … Continue reading

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Forgotten: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn. At the time I read this, I expected to go straight on to the second book. I have yet to do so. That seems to happen … Continue reading

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Princess Mirabelle

“Belle” 2003 – September 17, 2018Much loved, gone this day, greatly missed.

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