Category Archives: Mystery

Short Story February – Week 3

Here’s week three (Feb. 13 – 19) listed in story-author-source format.          * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. Death in December * – Victor Gunn (Edwy Searles Brooks) – Crimson Snow edited by Martin Edwards From … Continue reading

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Short Story February – Week 2

Here’s week two (Feb. 6 – 12) listed in story-author-source format. * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. A Place In the Shade – Robert Reed – Worldbuilders, SF Adventures in Terraforming, edited by Gardner Dozois The Border-Line Case … Continue reading

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Short Story February week 1

Here’s my first week (five days, Feb 1-5) of reading, in story – author – source format. An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked Alien Animal Encounters * – John Scalzi – Miniatures Bring Bring * – Conrad Aiken – Collected Stories of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton

this is the 253rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton, Berkley Prime Crime, 1997, paperback, a Lara McClintoch archaeological mystery “The beginning of this journey was a phone call from Dr. Heran Castillo Rivas, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Earley, Camilleri, Child

I finally finished Ten Years Beyond Baker Street, by Cay Van Ash. I’d had it on the shelf, intending to read it for more than a decade, perhaps even two, and now that I’ve read it, I have to say I’m … Continue reading

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February: Short Month, Short Stories!

Short Story February Last year I tried focusing on short stories during the month of February, and I read a lot of stories. I picked a dozen collections and anthologies and cycled from one to the other throughout the month. I … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Appelt, Van Ash, Child

Just past the halfway point in Ten Years Beyond Baker Street, by Cay Van Ash, I decided to take a break to read a book that came in from the library, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt.  I’m at the point these days where I … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Cay Van Ash, Catriona McPherson

Last time I had just begun, and now I’m just over a third of the way through, the over 400 page Ten Years Beyond Baker Street, by Cay Van Ash. It’s a book I’ve been intending to read for more than a decade, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Cay Van Ash, Candice Fox

The weather outside is frightful, to quote the holiday song. Snow, followed by freezing rain. The hill is iced in, though it should be okay to drive on by this afternoon, we hope. I went back to a post I … Continue reading

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Current Reading: old year, new year: Marcum, Kipling, Lemaître

Here we are in a new year, and I do hope it will be a better one than the last. In reading, I finished up 2016 with the (oft mentioned recently) MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part V: Christmas Adventures. If you … Continue reading

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