Author Archives: Richard Robinson

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR

current reading: Child of the Daystar by Bruce O’Conner

Child of the Daystar by Bruce O’Conner, ebook, Lulu Publishing, 11-16-2015, 280 pages, fantasy, Wings of War series, book 1 of 4. In the mood for fantasy, which you may recall I said in this blog in January that I planned … Continue reading

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A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara

A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara, Ballantine Books 2012, the Civil War in the West (Book 1), Paperback, 480 pages I’ve had a passing interest in the American Civil War. I learned what was taught in school – the west … Continue reading

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current reading: The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney, William Morrow trade paperback, February 10, 2015, 464 pages, mystery, P.I. I read strong reviews – extremely positive in every way – on this, and several people had recommended this one, so … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings: Bah!

No, thanks. Don’t need it, want it, like it. It’s ridiculous. I want regular time, all the time. It’s idiotic, unneeded. Bill Crider didn’t like it and neither do I.

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Friday Book: The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner

  The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner © date 1938, this edition: Ballantine Books 1987 mass market paperback – mystery – Perry Mason 12th (by publication date) in series When Perry Mason meets Mrs. Carl Newberry on a vacation … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Man Who Read Mysteries

The Man Who Read Mysteries, The Short Fiction of William Brittian by William Brittian, Crippen & Landru 2018 short story collection This light, easy, set of short stories by Brittan, which appeared in Ellery Queen’s Magazine over a span of decades … Continue reading

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FFB: Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger

Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger, Atria 2001 hardcover, mystery, Cork O’Conner series #3. This is the third book in the Cork O’Conner series, and as much as I liked the first two, this may be even better. * This book … Continue reading

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current reading – nada

Slow going lately, plus some computer problems, so this will have to do for current reading this week. But don’t let that keep you from sharing what you’ve been reading!

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NEW! That Old Scoundrel Death by Bill Crider

That Old Scoundrel Death by Bill Crider, Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries (Book 25), Minotaur Books February 19, 2019, hardcover 288 pages. Published today, I got it about 4:00 p.m. His last book and the final Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery. That’s both sad … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Christopher Paolini

The Fork, The Witch and the Worm by Christopher Paolini, fantasy, Alfred Knopf, 2018 If you liked The Inheritance Cycle, consisting of the four novels Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger and Inheritance, then this is for you. If you didn’t read those, … Continue reading

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