Category Archives: Friday Forgotten Books

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club, June 1950 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in the same month. I read Open Road ebook (Kindle) edition Plot Summary: … Continue reading

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short stories read – February 9

February already! I’ve finished a couple of novels, but right now I’m back to short stories. Knowing the third book shown below was on it’s way, I picked up the collection and anthology also shown to continue in them. First is … Continue reading

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The Music Box Murders

The Music Box Murders by Larry Karp, 1999 Worldwide paperback, mystery, first in Dr. Thomas Purdue series Having read an review of this book by Walter Albert in February, I tracked down a used copy and gave it a try. Walter … Continue reading

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Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye, 2009 Simon & Schuster hardcover, mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes pastiche, subtitled An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson Plot Summary: In a foreword, writing in 1939, the elderly Dr. Watson decides … Continue reading

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short stories read

Having finished two collections the previous week, I read a novel and then shifted to these for a change of pace. I finished Renegade Swords, a sword-and-sorcery anthology, then got back to the huge Thinking Machine collection, which I’ve been … Continue reading

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niggles & peeves

The anti-vaxers top the list, but not by much. What the hell has happened in America when “you can’t tell me what to do” is more valued than logic, rules, and science, even common sense? Just get vaccinated, people. It’s … Continue reading

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reading short stories – Nov 3, 2021

Let’s face it, single comic book issues tell a short story, and a series is a set of stories. So this time I have Arrowsmith for you. These are the first six issues of Kurt Busiek’s 2004 magic & war … Continue reading

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TILISMA Handmade Wooden Book Stand 

This has arrived, and it’s a wonderful thing. It will come as no surprise that I have many large, oversized books, art books and many others. They are often heavy, bulky and can be challenging to read unless laid on … Continue reading

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Recently Acquired

I had a birthday recently, and, though I’m creaking with age, I still enjoy getting books. So I thought I’d share the ones I got this year. Here they are. I’m not sure why the first book shows smaller in … Continue reading

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The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimes

The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimes edited by Mike Ashley, Little, Brown Book Group, October 30, 2000. Kindle Edition 512 pages, an anthology of twenty-nine short stories. It seems everyone loves a locked-room story, and why not? If … Continue reading

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