Category Archives: Mystery

a posting adjustment

For some time now, I’ve usually been posting on my current reading on Mondays, and putting up a Forgotten Book post on Fridays. But with things as they are, that’s feeling too regimented for me. So this week I’m going to start just … Continue reading

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Computer problem solved (I hope)…

But I’m just plain frazzled. I’m reading a small mass market paperback but am only managing to read a dozen pages per day. I’ve stopped watching the daily Trump-fests called briefings. A house that backs up to us is building … Continue reading

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Computer probs, no current reading

We’re not sick, but the computer has a virus I can’t shake. I’d take it to the Apple store, but they’re closed. Apple support wait is 3 hours. So I’ll shut down. Email will still come in to my iPad. … Continue reading

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FFB: The Great Merlini – The Complete Stories of the Magician Detective by Clayton Rawson

The Great Merlini, The Complete Stories of the Magician Detective by Clayton Rawson, Mystery short stories, 2012 Mysterious Press/Open Road Integrated Media ebook. These stories were published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine over a period of twenty five years, beginning in … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Deception Cove by Owen Laukanen

Deception Cove by Owen Laukeanen, Mulholland Books 2019 mystery novel. After reading a thumbnail review of this in Mystery Scene Magazine, I got it from the library. It’s the first in a new series. Amazon shows this as the first … Continue reading

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Forgotten? The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen

The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen, original (c) 1934, this review 2018 Penzler Publishers trade paperback, mystery novel. I’ve read several Ellery Queen novels over the years. I started with Cat of Many Tails (1949) on recommendation of a mystery-reading friend. … Continue reading

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Short Story February (5) – wrap-up

Here’s the final week and wrap-up of my Short Story February reading. I read a total of fifty-four short stories during the month, which I think is pretty good, considering I also read two novels. From Deep Waters, Mysteries on the … Continue reading

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Old Stories: Deep Waters, edited by Martin Edwards

Deep Waters – Mysteries on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards, British Library, 2019 paperback, British Library Crime Classics series Another in the excellent British Library Crime Classics series, of which I am a great fan. The anthology: A most enjoyable anthology, with … Continue reading

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Short Story February (4)

Continuing with short story reading for February, there are less because of the novel I read and also I’ve been otherwise busy. Next time will be the wrap-up. I finished the Raffles story in Deep Waters, Mysteries on the Waves, … Continue reading

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Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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