Category Archives: Short Stories

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XIII: 2019 Annual (1881-1890) edited by David Marcum

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XIII: 2019 Annual (1881-1890  edited by David Marcum, MX Publishing 2019 trade paper short story anthology Anyone familiar with my reading habits, though not always reflected on this blog, knows I’m a … Continue reading

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Golden Age Detective Stories edited by Otto Penzler

Golden Age Detective Stories edited by Otto Penzler, Penzler Publishers, 2021 trade paper, part of the American Mystery Classics series The blurb from the publisher: The greatest detectives of the Golden Age investigate the most puzzling crimes of the era. Sometimes, the police … Continue reading

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short stories: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream edited by Hank Davis, Baen Books 2013 mass market paperback, science fiction – horror I don’t read a lot of horror, not being much of a fan of being scared or feeling … Continue reading

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short stories read – Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie, Delhi Open Books. Kindle ebook edition This is a short story collection written by Christie and first published in the UK by The Bodley Head in March 1924. In the eleven stories, famed eccentric detective … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time

Bah. I dislike it, intensely. It’s unnecessary, expensive, annoying, senseless and “saves” nothing. I say do away with it! D

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In a Word: Murder – Stories in Memory of Maxine Clarke

In A Word: Murder – Stories In Memory of Maxine Clarke edited by Margot Kinberg, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 2014) – ebook, 128 pages from the Introduction: “Maxine Clarke, to whose memory these stories are dedicated, was a true … Continue reading

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short stories read – February 23

The Cases of Lieutenant Timothy Trant by Q. Patrick, Crippen & Landru 2019 Lost Classics Series, softcover story collection, mystery fiction, introduction by mystery historian Curtis Evans. I bought this when it was published, and have just now taken it from … Continue reading

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short stories read – February 9

February already! I’ve finished a couple of novels, but right now I’m back to short stories. Knowing the third book shown below was on it’s way, I picked up the collection and anthology also shown to continue in them. First is … Continue reading

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The Music Box Murders

The Music Box Murders by Larry Karp, 1999 Worldwide paperback, mystery, first in Dr. Thomas Purdue series Having read an review of this book by Walter Albert in February, I tracked down a used copy and gave it a try. Walter … Continue reading

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short stories read

The Golden Anaconda and Other Strange Tales of Adventure by Elmer Brown Mason, introduction by John Locke, [Off-Trail Publications, 2009 trade paper, 269 pages] – pulp reprint – Five short stories featuring Wandering Smith (from The Popular Magazine) and five … Continue reading

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