Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, July 15, 2013


  • David Alexander, The Murder of Whistler's Brother.  A Bart Hardin mystery.
  • William Bastone, Daniel Green & Barbara Glauber, creators, The Smoking Gun.  Compilation  of documents revealed on
  • "M. C. Beaton" (Marian Chesney), Death of a Cad, Death of a Prankster, and Death of a Snob.  Hamish Macbeth mysteries.
  • "Benjamin Black" (John Banville), The Lemur.  A Quirke mystery.
  • Holly Black, Ironside and Tithe.  YA fantasies.
  • Ray Bradbury, Driving Blind.  Fantasy collection of 21 stories. 
  • Harlan Coben, The Final Detail. Thriller.
  • Philip R. Craig, Vineyard Deceit.  A J. W. Jackson mystery, first published as The Double Minded Man and now repackaged as a "Martha's Vineyard Mystery."
  • Alzina Stone Dale & Barbara Sloan Hendershott , A Mystery Reader's Walking Guide:  England.  My feet hurt just thinking about this one.
  • Richard Deming, Dragnet.  Television tie-in collection of eight "case histories."  This is on of those YA Whitman Authorized TV editions that were popular in the 1950s -- in this case, 1957.
  • Matthew B. J. Delany, Jinn.  Supernatural thriller.
  • Carole Nelson Douglas, Femme Fatale.  An Irene Adler mystery.
  • Paul W. Fairman, Five Knucklebones.  YA historical adventure.  Fairman, who would write just about anything for hire, was the founding editor of If and editor of Amazing Stories, Fantastic, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.  He may be best known today for writing the Sherlock Holmes section of Ellery Queen's A Study in Terror.
  • Raymond E. Feist, A Darkness at Sethanon, Exile's Return, Magician:  Master, and Silverthorn.  Fantasies.
  • [The Graphic Artists Guild], Directory of Illustration 16.  Doorstop of an art book showcasing the talents of Guild members.  976 full color glossy pages covering multitude of catagories.  Some beautiful pieces here.
  • "Robin Hobb"  (Megan Lindholm), Assassin's Quest and Forest Mage.  Fantasies.
  • Philip Kerr, The One from the Other.  A Bernie Gunther novel, the first since Kerr's Berlin Trilogy.
  • "Pepper" Langley, I Remember:  Recollections of "Pepper" Langley -- Growing Up in Solomons.  Local history.  Langley, master carver, boat builder, boat racer, and letterer, born in 1915, recounts his life in Southern Maryland.  In 1970, he helped found the Calvert Marine Museum; 28 years later, the Museum published this book based on oral interviews with Melvin A. Conant.  This copy signed by both Langley and Conant.
  • Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Seville Communion.  Mystery.
  • Daniel Pool, Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters:  The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists.  Non-fiction.  I'm a sucker for this type of snarky thing.
  • Charles Stross, The Hidden Family.  SF.
  • Brad Thor, The Last Patriot and The Lions of Lucerne.  Thrillers.
  • Betty Webb, Terence Faherty, Nancy Baker Jacobs, and Jonathan Harrington, Desperate Journeys.  Thriller.

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