Category Archives: Adventure

Gratefully Received – part TWO

Continuing with the books I received for Christmas… The Bellamy Trial by Francis Noyes Hart. One of the very first legal thrillers. Hart (1890-1943) drew on accounts of the 1922 Hall-Mills murder, the most notorious of her day. But the trial … 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 posted about this one a few weeks ago, now I’ve finished reading it. To get up to speed, read that earlier post … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Current Reading: Still not much

I’m still not reading much. Gloomy, rainy, windy weather may be part of that, but it’s mostly my distractions with football (a lot of college games on Friday and Saturday, and the pros on Thursday, Sunday and Monday) and an … Continue reading

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Current Reading: not much

I’m still not reading much. Gloomy, rainy, windy weather may be part of that, but it’s mostly my distractions with football (a lot of college games on Friday and Saturday, and the pros on Thursday, Sunday and Monday) and the … Continue reading

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