Category Archives: current reading

Forgotten Music: The Go-Go’s & The Motels

Back in the days when cassettes were the most popular medium for  listening to music on the go, and for taping / creating our own playlists, I made a cassette with the Go-Go’s on one side and The Motels on … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Julia Spencer-Fleming

Last September I read and reviewed the first in Spencer-Fleming’s series set in Miller’s Kill, New York, In Bleak Midwinter. (here). Now I’ve finished the second one, A Fountain Filled With Blood and liked it even more. The title comes from a … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Claire Booth

On April 28, I posted (here) on the first of the three Sheriff Hank Worth novels by Claire Booth. Here are the second and third. Another Man’s Ground by Claire Booth, Claire Booth, 2017 St. Martin’s Press Minotaur Books, mystery, Sheriff Hank … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry, Ballantine Books 2006 hardcover, spy/thriller, 1st in Cotton Malone series. I subscribe to Mystery Scene magazine, and Berry is on the cover of the current issue. Not having read any of his books, I thought … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham

Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham, first published in January 1931, in the United Kingdom by Jarrolds Publishing, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York, as The Gyrth Chalice Mystery. It is the third novel … Continue reading

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current reading: Rogues edited by Martin & Dozois

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Bantam 2014 832 page hardcover, various genres This twenty-one story anthology is large. The hardcover page count is shown above, but the paperback edition I read had even more, a whopping … Continue reading

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current reading: nothing this week

I’ve been reading a little of this, and a little of that, but not anything to fill a post this time. I’ll have something next week. Meanwhile, what have you been reading?

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current reading: Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies edited by Martin Edwards, Poisoned Pen Press 2018 trade paperback, British Library Crime Classics series, mystery short stories. “The first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Stories: Bodies From the Library

Bodies From The Library selected and introduced by Tony Medawar, mystery, subtitled Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age, Collins Crime Club 2018 hardcover. Stories from the Golden Age. Sixteen forgotten tales … Continue reading

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current reading: Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, fantasy, Hyperion Books, 2009 hardcover, 519 pages 16-year-old Han Alister encounters three underage wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Alister is unaware that this will lead to a series of … Continue reading

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