Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Ready for Christmas?

It’s just about that time! There’s always the last minute shopping, wrapping and decorating, but we’re pretty much ready! Time for a delicious glass of eggnog (or your favorite beverage). Cheers!  

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Forgotten Book: The Portrait Mystery

The Portrait Mystery by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1918. Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), MX Publishing 2018 trade paper This is the third set of stories … Continue reading

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Current Reading: A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier, St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books 2018 hardcover, mystery novel. The Plot: Following the death of Mercy Carr’s fiancée Sgt. Martinez in Afghanistan, the retired military police officer, along with Elvis, Martinez’s bomb sniffing dog, … Continue reading

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Commenting on Some Blogger Blogs

I’m sad to say some blogs using eBlogger / Blogspot are not allowing me to comment. So I will be reading those blogs, but am unable to comment on them. For reasons unknown to me, some Blogger blogs no longer … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Campion at Christmas

Campion At Christmas: 4 holiday stories for your festive fireside reading by Margery Allingham, mystery short story collection, Kindle edition, Agora Books November 28, 2018, 63 pages. The blurb from Amazon: “Who better to spend a cozy Christmas with than ingenious … Continue reading

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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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