Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Reading: short stories

I’ve been reading short stories lately, since my concentration has been iffy the last month(s). Here are the books I’m dipping into. MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Part XII: 1894-1902 features contributions from C.H. Dye, David Marcum, Thomas Fortenberry, … Continue reading

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Pongo on Pillow

I hear a clamoring for another shot of Pongo, so here you are.  

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Shelf Shot 12 – more poetry (part 1)

As you may know by now, I love poetry. There are three full shelves plus a few other books scattered about. Here’s another half shelf, the other half next week. left to right: Anthology of American Poetry edited by George … Continue reading

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FFB: First Step Outward

Old SF Anthologies First Step Outward edited by Robert Hoskins, introduction by Poul Anderson, Dell 1969 mass market paperback, science fiction anthology. The cover suggests we “Blast off into the unknown with the greatest SF writers of today”, “today” being 1969. … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 11

Here’s the rest of the shelf I showed last week. I repeat, I love these kind of books.   Starting on the left, A Reader’s Guide to the Private Eye Novel by Gary Warren Niebuhr, G.K. Hall & Co., 1993 – … Continue reading

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taking a break…

due to “device” problems: Tuesday: iMac on the blink – Wednesday: iPhone battery tanked – Thursday: MacBook power cord failed – Friday: search virus reoccured on laptop, and this time I can’t strip it out. Got iPhone problem fixed ($$$). Ordered power cable. Laptop … Continue reading

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FFB: In At the Death by Francis Duncan

In At the Death by Francis Duncan, (c) 1952, Penguin Random House – 2016 Vintage trade paper, mystery, #6 in Mordecai Tremaine series The Blurb: (from back cover) “When murder is afoot, nothing is as it seems. Mordecai Tremaine and Chief Inspector Jonathan … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 10

Here’s another shelf of non-fiction / reference volumes which are related to mystery subjects. Actually, this is just half the shelf, I’ll have the other half next week. I love these kind of books. Starting on the left: The Fine … Continue reading

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FFB: The Groote Park Murder by Freeman Wills Crofts

The Groote Park Murder by Freeman Wills Crofts, First published: UK, Collins, 1923, my edition 2018 trade paper. The Blurb: “From a murder in South Africa to the tracking down of a master criminal in northern Scotland, this is a … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 9

Especially in these times, I enjoy poetry. I get enjoyment, inspiration and lots to think about, as well as the pleasure of rereading favorites. I have several shelves of poetry, here is one. The Dylan has the lyrics to almost … Continue reading

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