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 finished Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon (1903 – 1989). This novel is the first of the Inspector Jules Maigret novels and it goes by a variety of titles. It was allegedly written in 1929, serialized in 1930, and then published as a book in 1931. Anything I have skimmed regarding this novel is… Read More Pietr the Latvian
I finished John Dickson Carr’s Castle Skull this evening. It is the second Carr novel that I’ve read and also the second in the series starring Henri Bencolin. It was originally published in 1931; I read the April 1960 Berkley edition with the super-awesome cover artwork. The previous Bencolin novel that I read was a… Read More Castle Skull
The second Nero Wolfe novel was published in 1935. I read the previous Rex Stout effort and so was really excited to get my hands on this book. I ordered it straightaway and read it through. I think I liked it just as well as the previous novel – but this one seems to be… Read More The League of Frightened Men
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout (1886 – 1975) was first published in 1934. It is the first in the Nero Wolfe detective series. I have two copies of this novel: the 1984 Bantam paperback and the 1968 (3rd printing) of the Pyramid paperback. I read the former. There were a number of typos in my edition;… Read More Fer-de-Lance
Finally I finished reading this infamous novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894 – 1961). The Journey to the End of the Night was first published in 1932 in French. I think I got this book sometime in the spring/early-summer of 2013. I started reading it then, but I just completed it now. I think, though I’m… Read More The Journey to The End of The Night
It Walks by Night was first published in 1930 by John Dickson Carr (1906 – 1977). Carr also wrote under a number of pen names including Carter Dickson. This novel is likely one of his first (if not his first) published novels. It is also the first in the novel series starring detective/magistrate Henri Bencolin.… Read More It Walks By Night