- "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.
Small House of Everything
Monday, June 4, 2012
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have tried without success to get into Motherless Brooklyn. Love the Dillard book.ReplyDelete