Category Archives: Short Stories

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It’s hot. Again. We are so sick of this heat, and it’s going to be in the 90s the rest of the week and probably beyond. We’re just hoping for no triple digits, but August is usually the hottest month … Continue reading

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Arrrgh! Too Hot!

I’m not a fan of hot weather, it’s one of the reasons we moved from Southern California to Portland, Oregon more than a decade ago. But it gets hot here too, in the Summer, and it’s hot here now, and … Continue reading

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Reading E. B. White

E. B. White has long been a favorite writer of mine, since reading things by him written for The New Yorker long ago. Reading Is Sex Necessary?, James Thurber’s humorous book co-written with White, led me to reading more of White, and … Continue reading

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FFB: The Great Merlini – The Complete Stories of the Magician Detective by Clayton Rawson

The Great Merlini, The Complete Stories of the Magician Detective by Clayton Rawson, Mystery short stories, 2012 Mysterious Press/Open Road Integrated Media ebook. These stories were published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine over a period of twenty five years, beginning in … Continue reading

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Short Story February (5) – wrap-up

Here’s the final week and wrap-up of my Short Story February reading. I read a total of fifty-four short stories during the month, which I think is pretty good, considering I also read two novels. From Deep Waters, Mysteries on the … Continue reading

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Old Stories: Deep Waters, edited by Martin Edwards

Deep Waters – Mysteries on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards, British Library, 2019 paperback, British Library Crime Classics series Another in the excellent British Library Crime Classics series, of which I am a great fan. The anthology: A most enjoyable anthology, with … Continue reading

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Short Story February (4)

Continuing with short story reading for February, there are less because of the novel I read and also I’ve been otherwise busy. Next time will be the wrap-up. I finished the Raffles story in Deep Waters, Mysteries on the Waves, … Continue reading

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Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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Short Story February (2)

Continuing with short story reading for February. This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition): “The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” “The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor” “The Ingenious Mr. … Continue reading

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Old Stories Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah

The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition) Both the author and character here are new to me, and I was glad to make their acquaintance. The  thing that makes this detective distinct is his … Continue reading

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