Category Archives: current reading

Old Stories, new collection: The Best of Jerry Pournelle

The Best of Jerry Pournelle edited by John F. Carr, Baen Books 2019 trade paper, science fiction and biographical essays While this is a new collection, many of the stories are decades old. Summary (from the publisher): “For the better part of … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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