Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Current Reading: Illustration Number Sixty-Six

Illustration Issue No. Sixty-Six published by The Illustrated Press, Daniel Zimmer, editor & publisher I subscribe to this excellent magazine, which is published four times a year. Each issue is full of biographical information on the (usually) three artists featured, so it’s read, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer, Minotaur Books, 2019 hardcover, mystery In 1974 I bought, read, and enjoyed The Seven-Percent Solution by Meyer. There weren’t many Sherlock Holmes pastiches being written at the time, or at least not … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and here’s hoping you all have much to be thankful for. We certainly do: family, friends, health, our home and garden, books, cats, quilting, being retired, and so much more. Wednesday evening, our turkey will … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming… PART 2

Yesterday, as you will remember, I told of moving into the current age of streaming with a DVR, Prime Video, Netflix Streaming and so forth. So, yippie and all that, yes? Well, no. This morning I went into Netflix to print … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming…

Yes, I have been accused of being a luddite (current usage), and the accusation may be justified. After all, I don’t do any “social media” except email and this blog, which these days hardly counts. Just ask anyone under 40. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Singing Bone

The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1912 (published in the United States as The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke). Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Hooded Gunman John Curran

The Hooded Gunman, An Illustrated History of the Collins Crime Club edited and text by John Curran, Collins Crime Club / Harper Collins 2019 oversized hard cover. Non-fiction, 393 pages plus Indexs of Blurbs and Titles. After reading the very … Continue reading

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Forgotten Stories: English Country House Murders

English Country House Murders, Thomas Godfrey, editor, Mysterious Press, 1989, paperback, 22 short stories “There you are, after a day with overripe household bills or baby nappies, fatigued and spent. You retire to a comfortable seat in a secluded corner with a new … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor, Crown Books 2018 hardcover, mystery novel. note: This won the Barry Award for Best First Novel, was short listed for the National Book Award, and was awarded Best First at Thrillerfest. The Plot: In … Continue reading

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Forgotten Books: The Measure of Malice

The Measure of Malice – Scientific Detection Stories, edited by Martin Edwards, British Library Crime Classics series, British Library 2019 paperback Note: It’s the stories that are (mostly) forgotten, not this new publication. I really enjoy the British Library Crime Classics books … Continue reading

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