Category Archives: Books & Reading

Friday Forgotten: A Six-Letter Word For Death by Patricia Moyes

This is the 262nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books A Six-Letter Word For Death by Patricia Moyes, Henry Holt (an Owl Book) 1985 mass market paperback I have long been a fan of the mystery novels of … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Edwards, Heywood, Foster, Sandford

Two books read this time, in addition to the Civil War book I reviewed for my FFB. Miraculous Mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards, is a collection of “locked-room murders and impossible crimes”. An anthology of 16 stories, published recently by British … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton

this is the 262nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Coming Fury – Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume I, by Bruce Catton, Doubleday hardcover (1961) 565 pages – Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Krueger, O’Brien, Nesbø

While having computer problems and ultimately buying a new one, then doing all the setup and organizing required to have a working system and LAN, I did less reading, but finished a couple of things. I decided to get current … Continue reading

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Friday review: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death by James Runcie

This is the 261st in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie, Bloomsbury Publishing 2012 trade paperback, the first volume in the series of The Grantchester Mysteries I first became aware … Continue reading

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the Apple Store, and then…

It was cooler Monday, we even had some sprinkles this morning. Blessed relief from the heat! So it seemed a good day to take a drive down to the local Apple Store. I had all the technical information on my … Continue reading

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Just Arrived!

Just arrived yesterday from Illustrated Press is The Life and Art of Bernie Fuchs by David Apatoff. Fuchs has long been a favorite artist, I first encountered his work in various magazines, most memorably in Sports Illustrated. If you love illustration art, you’ll want … Continue reading

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Incoming – Fredric Brown

Just arrived yesterday, from Haffner Press, these first two volumes of their Fredric Brown Mystery Library. These beautiful books have taken some time in production, but they are here at last and I must say they are worth the wait. … Continue reading

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Casablanca – Bogey to Bergman: “We’ll always have Paris”

Well, no. Thanks to Chief Dufus, who thinks climate change is a hoax. He doesn’t care about the health of the planet we live on – the only one available – only that he and his business buddies can have bigger profits. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North

this is the 258th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North, Poisoned Pen Press 2016 – British Library Crime Classics – trade paper. Original publication, Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1960.  This is the … Continue reading

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