Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, December 22, 2014


  • Louisa May Alcott, A Modern Mephistopheles.  Novel.  "Vanity, greed, lust, deception, hypnosis, homoeroticism, and drugs."  Not Little Women, by gum!
  • Kendall Almenico & Tess Hottenroth, Whoogles.  Subtitled "Can a  Dog Make a Woman Pregnant?"...and Hundreds of Other Searches That Make You Ask "Who Would Google That?"  Yep, it's a collection of real-life Google search suggestions.
  • "V. C. Andrews" (not the dead V. C. Andrews, but Andrew Neiderman hiding behind her registered name), Orphans, Secrets in the Attic, and Twilight's Child.  Gothic-y disfunctional family sagas.  The first is an omnibus of four novels in the Orphans miniseries:  Butterfly, Crystal, Brooke, and Raven.  The second is the first book in the Secrets series.  The last is the third book in the Cutler Family series.
  • Piers Anthony, The Dastard.  Fantasy in the Xanth series.
  • Iain M. Banks, Look to Windward.  SF novel in the Culture series.
  • James Lee Burke, In the Moon of Red Ponies.  a Billy Bob Holland mystery.
  • Martin Caidin, Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates and Indiana Jones and the White Witch,  Movie franchise tie-in novels.
  • Michael Dibdin, Blood Rain.  An Aurelio Zen mystery.
  • Kathleen O'Neal Gear, It Sleeps in Me and It Wakes in Me, the first two books in the Black Falcon Nation series about ancient indigenous tribe on the Florida Panhandle, and Sand in the Wind, about a woman torn between a Cavalry officer and a Cheyenne warrior.
  • Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear (she gets first billing on these), People of the Lightning, People of the Masks, People of the Raven, and People of the Silence. all part of the Saga of Prehistoric North America.  Also, The Summoning God and Bone Walker, Books II and II of the Anasazi Mysteries.
  • W. Michael Gear, Long Ride Home.  Western.
  • W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear (he gets first billing on these), People of the Earth, People of the Fire, People of the Moon, People of the River, and People of the Wolf.  More in the Saga of Prehistoric North America.
  • Joe Gores, Glass Tiger.  Thriller. 
  • Maureen Hancock, The Medium Next Door:  Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer.  Autobiography.  I remain skeptical.
  • Kathe Koja, Kissing the Bee.  YA novel.
  • Jane Langton, Murder at Montecello.  A Homer Kelly mystery.  (Many moons ago, my sister-in-law said that I reminded her of Homer Kelly.  I never realized that Homer Kelly was so handsome and macho.)
  • Robin Bruce Lockhart, Reilly:  The First Man.  Non-fiction.  Sequel to Reilly:  Ace of Spies, which was filmed for the PBS Mystery series.
  • Eric Van Lustbader, Dark Homecoming, Father Night, and The Testament, stand-alone thrillers.  Also, two spy-guys:  Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion and The Bourne Imperative.  And, finally, a fantasy:  The Ring of Five Dragons.
  • Rob MacGregor, Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants, Indiana Jones and the Genesis Deluge, Indiana Jones and the Genesis Deluge, Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi, Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils, and Indiana Jones and the Unicorn's Legacy.  Movie franchise tie-ins.
  • Scott MacKay, Omnifix.  SF.
  • Anne McCaffrey, All the Weyrs of Pern.  SF novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series.
  • Max McCoy - Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs, Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth, Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone, and Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx.  Movie franchise tie-ins.
  • "Ellis Peters" (Edith Pargeter), The Raven in the Foregate.  A Brother Cadfael mystery.
  • Terry Philips, Murder at the Altar:  A Historical Novel.  The assassination of an Armenian Archbishop on Christmas Day, 1933.  Signed.
  • Terry Pratchett, Nation.  A non-Discworld fantasy.
  • Matthew Reilly, Six Sacred Stones.  A Jack West, Jr. thriller.
  • "James Rollins" (Jim Czajkowski), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Movie franchise tie-in.
  • R. A. Salvatore, The Lone Drow.  Gaming (Forgotten Realms) tie-in; Book II of the Hunter's Blade trilogy.
  • "Michael Stanley" (Michael Sears & Stanley Trollip), The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu.  A Detective Kubu mystery, the second in the series.
  • "Cate Tiernan" (Gabrielle Charbonnet),  Sweep, Volume I and Volume II.  Ya fantasy omnibuses containg the first six novels in the Sweep series:  Book of Shadows, The Coven, Blood Witch, Dark Magick, Awakening, and Snowbound.
  • Robert van Gulik, The Chinese Nail Murders.  A Judge Dee mystery.

1 comment:

  1. Christmas came early at the House house. I have several of the Indiana Jones paperback spinoff books, and they're pretty good, for a quick fun reading. Lots of other good stuff here too. You go, and all that.