Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Forgotten Books: The Shadow: Partners of Peril

The Shadow: “Partners of Peril by Maxwell Grant (Theodore Tinsley), forward by  Jerry Robinson, The Shadow Volume 9, Nostalgia Ventures 2007, oversized trade paper. “Partners of Peril” from The Shadow Magazine, November 1, 1936, plus “The Shadowy Origins of Batman” by Will Murray, and “Spotlight … Continue reading

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Bouchercon: Have Fun!

We’re not going, but to all of you who are, HAVE FUN! I’ve been to quite a few Bouchercon conventions, all except one in the West, that exception was the one in Milwaukee. They have all been a blast, but … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Incoming – Books of Interest

Yes, I got some books for my birthday, and thought these might be of interest to you. The first two are from the excellent British Library Crime Classics series. The next is a huge collection of The Thinking Machine stories, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my birthday today, 74 years now, and I’m still ticking along in spite of a few maladies. But I take my meds, watch my diet and exercise when I can, so it’s good. I have some presents to open, … Continue reading

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Forgotten Books: The Shadow: Lingo

The Shadow: “Lingo” by Maxwell Grant (Walter  B. Gibson), forward by Jerry Robinson, The Shadow Volume 9, Nostalgia Ventures 2007, oversized trade paper, “Lingo”, from The Shadow Magazine, April 1, 1935,  plus “The Shadowy Origins of Batman” by Will Murray, and “Spotlight on The Shadow” by Anthony … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Slugfest by Reed Tucker

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC – Reed Tucker, De Capo Press, 2017 hardcover I wasn’t into comics that much as a kid, except for those few my parents approved, which pretty much meant Disney comics. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: John Thorndyke’s Cases

John Thorndyke’s Cases by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1909 The book I’m reading: The Complete Thorndyke, MX Publishing 2018 trade paper Since I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, it only makes sense that at some point I’d read some of Freeman’s Thorndyke work … Continue reading

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Current Reading: – – –

There is Fall pruning and clean-up in the garden, especially now that the leaves are falling. There has been baseball darn near every night, but that ended with the awful showing of the Dodgers (Gaaa!). I’ve either been busy or … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Private Lives of Private Eyes, Spies, Crime Fighters and Other Good Guys

The Private Lives of Private Eyes, Spies, Crime Fighters and Other Good Guys edited by Otto Penzler, Grosset & Dunlap, 1977 oversized trade paper While reading some introductory material in another book, this was mentioned, and I knew it was … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe

Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe, Orbit Books, June 2019 trade paper I read a September 6th post on the Black Gate blog about this book in which John O’Neal said: “The last book in [her previous] series appeared in 2017, so I’ve been keeping … Continue reading

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