Saturday, 13 December 2014

Saturday, 29 November 2014


I just finished Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein.

Untrue to the Spirit

I finished The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Promise, by David Stuart Davies.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Major Shift Late in the Game

I finished The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of the Great Detective in Tibet, by Jamyang Norbu.

Not as good as promised

I finished Baudelaire's Revenge, by Bob Van Laerhoven.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Concept Superior to the Execution

I finished The Night Boat, by Robert R. McCammon.

Somewhat Amusing

I finished Lies They Teach in School - Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies,  by Herb Reich.

Healthy Skepticism Recommended

I finished Assassin - A Terrifying True Story,  by Christopher Robbins.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Big... enough

I finished The Baen Big Book of Monsters, edited by Hank Davis.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Unexpected Knockout

I just finished The Grand Hotel: A Novel,  by Scott Kenemore.

Murder Betty Crocker

I finished A Mix of Murders: Fifteen Historic English Cases from the Twentieth Century, by Grahame Farrell.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

More chips

I finished Blood on the Cobbles: A Victorian True-Murder Casebook, by Grahame Farrell.

Like chips

I finished Gaslight Villainy: True Tales of Victorian Murder, by Grahame Farrell.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014


I finished Ahead of Time - A Collection of Short Stories, by Henry Kuttner.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Not Groundbreaking

I just finished The Disintegration Machine and When the World Screamed, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Unutterable Claptrap, Justifiably Forgotten

I just finished The Land of Mist, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tad Preachy

I finished The Poison Belt, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Novelistic focus

I just finished A Distant Mirror - The Calamitous 14th Century, by Barbara W. Tuchman.

Anachronistic Inelegance

I just finished Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box, by George Mann.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Partway Shimmer

I finished Justinian's Flea - The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire, by William Rosen.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Good but not stellar

I finished Little Demon in the City of Light - A True Story of  Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris,  by Steven Levingston.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Up to Snuff

I just finished The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nationby Harold Schechter.

Dubious and pretty dull

I finished Sherlock Holmes - Gods of War,  by James Lovergrove.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Laggy, but still Gilman

I finished Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station, by Dorothy Gilman.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014

Seriously Lightweight

I finished Unmasking Superfoods: The Truth and Hype about Quinoa, Goji Berries, Omega 3's and More, by Jennifer Sygo.

Several Curiosities

I finished Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, ed. Shaun

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Seriously disturbed

I just finished Sacrifices humains `a Matamoros, by Gilbert Gallerne.

Sunday, 20 April 2014


I just finished The Prisoner, by Thomas M. Disch.


I just finished The Opiuchi Hotline, by John Varley.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Finely Spun Silk

I just finished Burning Chrome, by William Gibson.

Pulpy, but OK

I finished The Complete Cases of Captain Satan, Volume 1, by William O'Sullivan.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Rich Slice of Different

I just finished All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

A Reckoning for Some

I finished The Hotel on Place Vendome - Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, by Tilar J. Mazzeo.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Give the Old Devil His Due

I just finished River of Doubt - Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.

Start of Something ?

I finished Aunt Dimity's Death, by Nancy Atherton.

Monday, 17 February 2014


I finished The Darke Chronicles: Tales of a Victorian Puzzle-Solver,  by David Stuart Davies.

Trivialization of Evil

I finished The Blonde Beast of Birkenau and Belden - The Life and Crimes of Irma Grese,  by Cynthia Southern.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Bit of Historical Ugliness

I finished A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin - The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer, by Scott Andrew Selby.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Missed it by Thaaaat Much ... (January)

I finished Cold Case Reopened: The Princes in the Tower, by Mark Garber.

Better Than Gossip

I finished Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them, by Frank Langella.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Not Actually Written in English

I finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress,  by Robert A. Heinlein.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Traditional Values

I just finished Naked Came the Stranger, by Penelope Ashe.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Scribble, Scribble, eh, Mrs. Christie ?

I just finished Clues to Christie - An Introductory Guide to Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Tommy & Tuppence and all of Agatha Christie's Mysteries.

Unusual Pastiche Work

I just finished Partners in Crime, by Agatha Christie.

Archaic Good Clean Fun

I just finished The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie.

Boy Oh Boy

I finished Nightmare Time, by Hugh Pentecost.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Non, Rien de Rien...

I just finished Life in the French Foreign Legion: How to Join and What to Expect When You Get There, by Evan McGorman.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Wednesday, 1 January 2014