Category Archives: Short Stories

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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niggles & peeves

The anti-vaxers top the list, but not by much. What the hell has happened in America when “you can’t tell me what to do” is more valued than logic, rules, and science, even common sense? Just get vaccinated, people. It’s … Continue reading

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reading short stories – Nov 3, 2021

Let’s face it, single comic book issues tell a short story, and a series is a set of stories. So this time I have Arrowsmith for you. These are the first six issues of Kurt Busiek’s 2004 magic & war … Continue reading

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TILISMA Handmade Wooden Book Stand 

This has arrived, and it’s a wonderful thing. It will come as no surprise that I have many large, oversized books, art books and many others. They are often heavy, bulky and can be challenging to read unless laid on … Continue reading

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Recently Acquired

I had a birthday recently, and, though I’m creaking with age, I still enjoy getting books. So I thought I’d share the ones I got this year. Here they are. I’m not sure why the first book shows smaller in … Continue reading

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The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimes

The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimes edited by Mike Ashley, Little, Brown Book Group, October 30, 2000. Kindle Edition 512 pages, an anthology of twenty-nine short stories. It seems everyone loves a locked-room story, and why not? If … Continue reading

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The Autumnlands Volume 1 by Kurt Busiek

Autumnlands vol. 1: Tooth & Claw by Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey, Image Comics, Published July 1, 2015, fantasy graphic novel, eISBN: 9781632155177 I was in the mood to read a graphic novel and came across this in an article … Continue reading

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Short Story Wednesday – Best Eaten Cold part 2

Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories: A Murder Squad Anthology, First published by The History Press UK. This ebook edition first published in 2011 The Blurb: Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories showcases a group of highly regarded, award-winning crime writers who … Continue reading

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