Category Archives: New Arrivals

the Apple Store, and then…

It was cooler Monday, we even had some sprinkles this morning. Blessed relief from the heat! So it seemed a good day to take a drive down to the local Apple Store. I had all the technical information on my … Continue reading

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Incoming – Fredric Brown

Just arrived yesterday, from Haffner Press, these first two volumes of their Fredric Brown Mystery Library. These beautiful books have taken some time in production, but they are here at last and I must say they are worth the wait. … Continue reading

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Incoming

Despite efforts to limit incoming, in light of having too many things already, sometimes it can’t be helped. That may be a good thing. So here’s a varied lineup of recent arrivals. The Singers of Time by Frederick Pohl and … Continue reading

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Trust Your Instincts

Trust your instincts. How often have you read a mystery in which the policeman, private detective, amateur investigator says or thinks that? Lots. When it comes to reviewers of mystery fiction, especially older books, the instinct I trust is to … Continue reading

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2 Arrivals – Best in Science Fiction

For months the “best of 2015” anthologies have been showing up, and this year there seem to be more of them than ever. I don’t always buy any, rarely buy more than one, but thanks to reviews, particularly on Black Gate, … Continue reading

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Arrivals: A Holmes collection, an epic fantasy and a SF/mystery crossover

~ Sherlock Holmes Month at Tip the Wink ~ A few things came in, books I’m excited about. One of them is a Holmes collection, you’ll note. In the Company of Sherlock Holmes edited by Laurie King and Leslie Klinger [Pegasus Crime, 2015 … Continue reading

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Things Arrive From Time To Time

I don’t buy as much as I once did, but things do come in. Here are two from the last week or two. Baldwin The Brave and Other Tales by David Peterson [Archaia Publishing, 2014 hardcover] – graphic novel / … Continue reading

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New Arrival: The Art of Mouse Guard 2005 – 2015

In the past I have unabashedly stated that I absolutely love David Petersen’s Mouse Guard books. So today’s arrival is, for me, a very special treat. The Art of Mouse Guard, 2005-2015 by David Petersen  [Archaia Publishing, 2015 oversized hardcover] – nonfiction, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 17

Books and music. Life is good. The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts [Poisoned Pen Press 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. Originally published in 1933, long out of print. Introduction by Martin Edwards. Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills … Continue reading

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New Arrivals

A mixed bag this time. I got these three science fiction novels from Paperback BookSwap, which, by the way, started charging 49 cents per book ordered as of the middle of February. Timothy Zahn is a SF writer whose work … Continue reading

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