Category Archives: Mystery

Current Reading: short stories

Novel reading ennui has struck me. Nothing seems to strike my fancy, and though I have some things coming from the library, and a house full of books, it seems there’s not a novel I feel like reading just now. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Under the Cold Bright Lights

Under the Cold Bright Lights by Gary Disher, Soho Crime 2019 mystery novel. In this very nicely written mystery novel, Disher brings us former homicide detective Alan Auhl, who has come out of retirement to handle cold cases. His small … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Becoming Superman

Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski, Harper Voyager (Harper Collins) 2019 hardcover, 457 pages. Autobiography. J. Michael Strazinski had an especially grim childhood. His family was very poor, his father was a hateful, racist alcoholic who expressed his lifelong hatefulness … Continue reading

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Review: The Shallows by Matt Goldman

The Shallows by Matt Goldman, Forge, 2019, mystery fiction. This is the third of Goldman’s Nils Shapiro novels, and it’s another good one. The Plot: A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock by a fishing stringer through … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Getting Started On…

…various things. Sometimes, I get started on a book, then start another, then another, and don’t finish any of them within a week or two, sometimes longer. That’s the case this week, I’ve got three books going. Here they are: … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson

The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Random House 2019 hardcover / ebook, mystery, 314 pages. Every July, for years now, we watch the Tour de France on TV. In addition to seeing the beautiful French countryside, mountains and villages, there … Continue reading

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A Small Dilemma

In various blogs which include reading and readers, we’ve all seen discussions of what to read next. My answer is always the same: if I have a library book, and thus a book with a deadline, that’s what I read first, … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten: A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake

A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake, Rue Morgue Press 2008 trade paper mystery (not shown), original publication in 1935, This one is about as classic a British mystery as you could ask for. I’ve had it on the shelf for … Continue reading

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current reading: nothing this week

I’ve been reading a little of this, and a little of that, but not anything to fill a post this time. I’ll have something next week. Meanwhile, what have you been reading?

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current reading: Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies edited by Martin Edwards, Poisoned Pen Press 2018 trade paperback, British Library Crime Classics series, mystery short stories. “The first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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