Category Archives: Books & Reading

Forgotten Book: The Portrait Mystery

The Portrait Mystery by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1918. Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), MX Publishing 2018 trade paper This is the third set of stories … Continue reading

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Current Reading: A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier, St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books 2018 hardcover, mystery novel. The Plot: Following the death of Mercy Carr’s fiancée Sgt. Martinez in Afghanistan, the retired military police officer, along with Elvis, Martinez’s bomb sniffing dog, … Continue reading

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Commenting on Some Blogger Blogs

I’m sad to say some blogs using eBlogger / Blogspot are not allowing me to comment. So I will be reading those blogs, but am unable to comment on them. For reasons unknown to me, some Blogger blogs no longer … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Campion at Christmas

Campion At Christmas: 4 holiday stories for your festive fireside reading by Margery Allingham, mystery short story collection, Kindle edition, Agora Books November 28, 2018, 63 pages. The blurb from Amazon: “Who better to spend a cozy Christmas with than ingenious … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Illustration Number Sixty-Six

Illustration Issue No. Sixty-Six published by The Illustrated Press, Daniel Zimmer, editor & publisher I subscribe to this excellent magazine, which is published four times a year. Each issue is full of biographical information on the (usually) three artists featured, so it’s read, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer, Minotaur Books, 2019 hardcover, mystery In 1974 I bought, read, and enjoyed The Seven-Percent Solution by Meyer. There weren’t many Sherlock Holmes pastiches being written at the time, or at least not … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Singing Bone

The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1912 (published in the United States as The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke). Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Hooded Gunman John Curran

The Hooded Gunman, An Illustrated History of the Collins Crime Club edited and text by John Curran, Collins Crime Club / Harper Collins 2019 oversized hard cover. Non-fiction, 393 pages plus Indexs of Blurbs and Titles. After reading the very … Continue reading

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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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