The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley is the second novel in the Flavia de Luce series. I read the first one and knew that I would read the second. The first was published in 2009 and this novel was released in 2010. I gave the first novel four stars and I… Read More The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Death at Crane’s Court by Ellis Dillon (1920 – 1994) was first published in 1953. I read the Perennial Mystery Library edition of 1988 with cover by Bradley Clark. This is the first novel I have read by Dillon – not too surprising a fact since Dillon is only known for very few mystery novels.… Read More Death at Crane’s Court
I enjoy vintage mystery novels quite a bit. I finally got around to picking up Elizabeth Lemarchand’s Death of an Old Girl at the end of 2016. It was first published in 1967 – so I do not know how “vintage” that really is – but it is the first in her relatively famous “Pollard… Read More Death of an Old Girl
Needing a light, quick, easy read to balance some of my other activities – Kwando training, Iron Palm training, Jurgen Habermas efforts…. I grabbed this first book in Emily Brightwell’s (Cheryl Lanham) long Mrs. Jeffries series. Currently, there are thirty-four novels in the series. The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries was released in 1993. This is… Read More The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries
This year I have mainly read vintage science fiction novels. While that remains my preferred genre, I do like to read just about everything else as well. However, I admit, the other genres usually do not entertain me or engage me as successfully as the science fiction. So, giving space and aliens and the future… Read More Why Shoot a Butler?
I just finished Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I received this novel in paperback for Christmas in 2014, and so I was really keen on getting it read by Christmas 2015. I totally succeeded…. Anyway, I read Pessl’s first novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, and decided then that I would read whatever she wrote… Read More Night Film
I’ve had an exceedingly busy October. It started on the first with epic “1,000 year rain/floods” and then this past weekend I took part in the 30th Anniversary of my kung fu school. In between the 1st and the 24th, there was mainly chaos, pandemonium, and a definite lack of sleep. Nevertheless, I was able… Read More The Old Man in the Corner