Category Archives: Books & Reading

Pulp Art by Robert Lesser

Pulp Art by Robert Lesser, Random House / Gramercy Books 1997 hardcover. Non-fiction, mystery / art theme. In honor and respect to Robert Lesser, who passed recently, I decided to reread his book Pulp Art, which I bought and read years … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Balam, Spring by Travis M. Riddle

Balam, Spring by Travis M. Riddle, self published 2018 trade paperback, fantasy-mystery I saw an image of the cover and liked it, I followed that with reading a blurb, which sounded interesting, and wound up putting it on a wish list. … Continue reading

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Forgotten? The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen

The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen, original (c) 1934, this review 2018 Penzler Publishers trade paperback, mystery novel. I’ve read several Ellery Queen novels over the years. I started with Cat of Many Tails (1949) on recommendation of a mystery-reading friend. … Continue reading

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Short Story February (5) – wrap-up

Here’s the final week and wrap-up of my Short Story February reading. I read a total of fifty-four short stories during the month, which I think is pretty good, considering I also read two novels. From Deep Waters, Mysteries on the … Continue reading

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Old Stories: Deep Waters, edited by Martin Edwards

Deep Waters – Mysteries on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards, British Library, 2019 paperback, British Library Crime Classics series Another in the excellent British Library Crime Classics series, of which I am a great fan. The anthology: A most enjoyable anthology, with … Continue reading

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Short Story February (4)

Continuing with short story reading for February, there are less because of the novel I read and also I’ve been otherwise busy. Next time will be the wrap-up. I finished the Raffles story in Deep Waters, Mysteries on the Waves, … Continue reading

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The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan

The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan, 2020 hardcover, fantasy. Book 5 of six in the Legends of the First Empire series. I first learned of these books while reading the Black Gate blog. At that time it was projected to be … Continue reading

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Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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Short Story February (2)

Continuing with short story reading for February. This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition): “The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” “The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor” “The Ingenious Mr. … Continue reading

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Old Stories Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah

The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition) Both the author and character here are new to me, and I was glad to make their acquaintance. The  thing that makes this detective distinct is his … Continue reading

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