Category Archives: Friday Forgotten Books

A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara

A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara, Ballantine Books 2012, the Civil War in the West (Book 1), Paperback, 480 pages I’ve had a passing interest in the American Civil War. I learned what was taught in school – the west … Continue reading

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Friday Book: The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner

  The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner © date 1938, this edition: Ballantine Books 1987 mass market paperback – mystery – Perry Mason 12th (by publication date) in series When Perry Mason meets Mrs. Carl Newberry on a vacation … Continue reading

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FFB: Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger

Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger, Atria 2001 hardcover, mystery, Cork O’Conner series #3. This is the third book in the Cork O’Conner series, and as much as I liked the first two, this may be even better. * This book … Continue reading

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Friday Book: Death In the Old Country by Eric Wright

Death in the Old Country by Eric Wright © date 1985, Charles Scribner 1985 hardcover – mystery – 3rd Inspector Charlie Salter. (later paperback cover shown) After reading a review of this one, I decided I had to read it so I … Continue reading

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FFB: Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke

Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke, 1952, Signet Books edition (this book) March 1960 Signet S1769, 127 page paperback, science fiction I bought this copy when it came out in 1960, I was a sophomore in high school. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book – Space Tug by Murray Leinster

I’ve been reading some older science fiction lately, and here’s another one. Space Tug by Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins) © 1953, this edition Pocket Books 1954 mass market paperback, science fiction – 2nd Joe Kenmore novel Science fiction was an entirely … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: A Killing In Quail County by Jameson Cole

A Killing In Quail County by Jameson Cole, Saint Martins Press; March 1996) This 1996 hardcover had been sitting on the shelf since new, and I finally pulled it off the shelf in a fit of “I don’t know what … Continue reading

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FFB: Mr Calder and Mr. Behrens by Michael Gilbert

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn Mr. Calder and Mr. Behrens by Michael Gilbert Penguin Crime, 1982 paperback “It was six o’clock, on as foul a morning as could be imagined. In Warsaw it was … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke

Sands of Mars Arthur C. Clarke, publishing history: UK: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1951, as The Sands of Mars, US: Gnome Press, June 1952, as Sands of Mars, this copy Anchor  Permabook, 1962. Sands of Mars was Arthur C. Clarke’s first published novel. I bought this … Continue reading

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Forgotten: A Holiday for Murder by Agatha Christie

First published in 1938 as Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, and in 1939 as Murder for Christmas by Agatha Christie. Avon Books changed the title to A Holiday For Murder in 1947. This copy: Bantam Books mass market paperback 1976, and also shown, the William Murrow trade … Continue reading

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