Category Archives: Books & Reading

Forgotten Stories: English Country House Murders

English Country House Murders, Thomas Godfrey, editor, Mysterious Press, 1989, paperback, 22 short stories “There you are, after a day with overripe household bills or baby nappies, fatigued and spent. You retire to a comfortable seat in a secluded corner with a new … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor, Crown Books 2018 hardcover, mystery novel. note: This won the Barry Award for Best First Novel, was short listed for the National Book Award, and was awarded Best First at Thrillerfest. The Plot: In … Continue reading

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Forgotten Books: The Measure of Malice

The Measure of Malice – Scientific Detection Stories, edited by Martin Edwards, British Library Crime Classics series, British Library 2019 paperback Note: It’s the stories that are (mostly) forgotten, not this new publication. I really enjoy the British Library Crime Classics books … 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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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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