Category Archives: Mystery

reading short stories – Nov 24, 2021

It’s Thanksgiving week! I finished the Maigret stories by Georges Simenon, started a collection by Patricia Highsmith, and I’ll get back to the Andrea Camilleri later.  “The Man On the Streets” by Georges Simenon, from Death Threats and Other Stories – Maigret … Continue reading

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reading short stories – Nov 17, 2021

I’ve finished Guilty Creatures, continued the Simenon collection and started on a new collection by Andrea Camilleri. You may notice in the cover gallery that the cover images move to the left as I continue and then finish a book.  “The Man … Continue reading

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reading short stories – Nov 10, 2021

This week I’ve been reading from two anthologies and a collection:  “The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane” by Arthur Conan Doyle from Guilty Creatures – Sherlock Holmes is asked to discover the killer, by scourge or whip, of a local … Continue reading

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short story Wednesday – Thrilling Stories of the Railway by Victor L. Whitechurch

I read this in ebook form, a Kindle compilation of British Mysteries. Except for the review cited at the end of this post, the author is new to me. Thrilling Stories of the Railway by Victor L. Whitechurch, 1912.  Contents:“Peter Craine’s … Continue reading

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Currently…

We’ve had a lot of rain in the past week, with more expected every day for at least another. That’s good, we need it, and the snowpack that’s being dropped in the mountains, which provides the water in the Summer … Continue reading

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Birthday Goodness

It was too much, frankly. I had been putting things on my Amazon wishlist for a while, and I thought I’d get a couple of them and instead I got almost all of them. When Barbara brought out the packages, … Continue reading

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Short Story Wednesday – “Bug Eater” by Nathan M. Beauchamp

Story from: Oceans, The Anthology edited Jessica West, Holt Smith 2017 trade paperback, SFF anthology This is a new idea, proposed by Patti Abbott (here) that people can do a post each Wednesday about a single short story, a collection or … Continue reading

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Short Story Wednesday – “Diplomat-At-Arms” by Keith Laumer

“Diplomat-At-Arms” by Keith Laumer, from Fantastic, January 1960. Source: Keith Laumer’s Retief (Giants of Sci-Fi Collection Book 4), 2020 Kindle ebook This ebook collection of Retief stories collects the earliest 16 of Laumer’s stories featuring what will become his most enduring character. … Continue reading

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Currently… October 12

The weather turned, and it’s been very windy and we’ve had rain, which is welcome. In addition to helping put out the still-burning wildfires, it’s refreshing, Autumnal, and helps with drought. Reading: I had been reading Grant by Ron Chernow, the 1,100 + page … Continue reading

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Currently… Holmes pastiches

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XII: Some Untold Cases (1894-1902 edited by David Marcum, MX Publishing, 2018 trade paper, mystery, Holmes pastiche anthology. This, and the volume preceding it, collect 33 of the many “untold tales” from … Continue reading

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