Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, June 4, 2012


  • "William Arden" (Dennis Lynds), The Three Investigators #10:  The Mystery of the Singing Cave.  Juvenile mystery.  This edition drops all mention of Alfred Hitchcock.  Arden/Lynds went on to write a dozen more in the original series; other authors were M. V. Carey and Marc Brandel.  Arden also wrote one book in a follow-up series.
  • Rober Arthur, The Three Investigators #1: The Secret of Terror Castle, #2:  The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot, #4:  The Mystery of the Green Ghost, #5:  The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure, and #11:  The Mystery of the Talking Skull.  Juvenile mysteries, again sans Alfred Hitchcock.  And, yes, the Arden book (#10) was published before Arthur's Talking Skull (#11), the last book in the series written by its creator.
  • Orson Scott Card, Pastwatch:  The Redemption of Christopher Columbus.  SF.  Many hate Card because of his politics, but he has written some good stuff (but not, IMHO, the Ender series). I like his Alvin Maker series and some of his short fiction, so I'm willing to give this one a try.
  • Tom Coffey, The Serpent Club. Thriller.
  • Jeffrey Deaver, The Vanished Man.  A Lincoln Rhyme mystery.
  • Annie Dillard, The Writing Life.  Memoir, advice, wisdom.
  • Loup Durand, Daddy.  WWII thriller.  Translated from the French by John Maxwell Brownjohn.
  • Ron Ely, Fast Beach.  The second Jake Sands mystery by the former television Tarzan.
  • Linda Fairstein, The Bone Vault.  An Alexandra Cooper mystery.
  • Geary Gravel, Might andMagic, Book One:  The Dreamwright.  The first in a gaming tie-in trilogy.
  • Andrew M. Greeley and Michael Cassutt, editors, Sacred Visions.  Anthology with a dozen religious-themed (specifically Catholic) SF stories.
  • James Neal Harvey, By Reason of Insanity.  Thriller.
  • William W. Johnstone, Cat's Eye and Return of the Mountain Man.  A horror novel and a western.  Guess which is which.
  • Jonathan  Kellerman, Theconspiracy Club.  A mystery with a psycholist who is not Alex Delaware.
  • William Lasher, Fatal Flaw.  Legal thriller.
  • Jonathan Letham, Motherless Brooklyn.  Literary detective novel, greeted by some liteterary critics as if that was a strange thing.
  • Bentley Little, The Association.  Can a book about a homeowner's association be anything but horror?
  • Graham Masterton, Manitou Blood.  Horror.
  • Steve Perry, The 97th Step.  SF.
  • Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Quicksilver.  Technothriller.  The Pentagon held hostage; published two years before 9-11.
  • Lisa Scottoline, Daddy's Girl.  Thriller.
  • Wilbur Smith, Assegai.  Historical thriller.  Daring-do in WWI British East Africa.
  • Kathy Hogan Trocheck, Heart Trouble.  The fifth Callahan Garrity mystery.

1 comment:

  1. have tried without success to get into Motherless Brooklyn. Love the Dillard book.