Category Archives: current reading

Current Reading: Christopher Paolini

The Fork, The Witch and the Worm by Christopher Paolini, fantasy, Alfred Knopf, 2018 If you liked The Inheritance Cycle, consisting of the four novels Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger and Inheritance, then this is for you. If you didn’t read those, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Markel, Symonds

The Kelloggs, The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel, biography. When I was a child, I remember my parents taking the family Pomona to see the Kellogg horse show. Beautiful Arabians in the ring prancing. I also remember … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Otto Penzler, Nicholas Fisk

Two fat anthologies and a slender tween/YA sf story this time. My reading has been very scattered. Bibliomysteries edited by Otto Penzler, mystery short story anthology. Very enjoyable. CONTENTS: • “An Acceptable Sacrifice” by Jeffery Deaver deals with a Mexican … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Mike Shayne comics collection

The Complete Mike Shayne, Private Eye, Guandanaland Comic, 2018 On his blog Rough Edges, James Reasoner said in a May 9, 2009 post: “When I was a kid, I bought a lot of comic books published by Dell. Where I … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Stephen Kelly, Ron Corbett

The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly, mystery. Bombing runs by the Luftwaffe are only the most obvious sign of conflict in journalist Kelly’s first novel. It’s July 1940. Despite the proximity of a Spitfire factory, nobody thinks there’s anything in … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Penzler, Penny

I’m running behind on these posts, what with the holidays and (so much) football, so these were read in December. The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler, mystery anthology. I did a Friday Forgotten review of this … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Christmas Eve Reading

I’ve been reading various things, as always, and I’ll get back to those next week, but for today I decided to share with you some Christmas Eve reading. I read these, and other Christmas-themed books, each year at this time. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Frederick C. Davis, Bob Woodward

Please Pass the Poison by Frederick C. Davis, pulp mystery, first in Bill Brent series. Brent is a tough reporter who has been forced into the role of love columnist for The Recorder newspaper. Published between 1941 and 1946, these novels … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Jeopardy is My Job by Stephen Marlowe

Jeopardy Is My Job by Stephen Marlowe, © May 1962, Gold Medal 1962 paperback, mystery featuring Chester Drum I picked this up at the L.A. paperback show, Lessercon, a few years back and finally got around to taking it off the shelf to read … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Lippman, Hyzy

Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman, (Tess Monaghan #1) mystery. After reading about, and meeting, years ago, Lippman I finally pulled this first in the series off the shelf. As expected, Lippman does an fine job of establishing a sense of place, … Continue reading

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