Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, July 23, 2012


  • Isaac Asimov, George Zebrowski, and Martin H. Gardner, editors, Creations:  The Quest for Origins in Story and Science.  SF/science fact anthology with twenty-seven entries.
  • Burl Barer, Murder in the Family.  True crime.
  • Monte Barrett, Smoke Up the Valley.  Western.
  • Curtis Bishop, Reach for Your Guns.  Western.
  • L. M. Boston, The Childen of Green Knowle and An Enemy at Green Knowle.  Children's fantasies.
  • "Lyle Brandt" (Mike Newton), The Lawman.  Western, first in a series.
  • Stephen Briggs, Terry Pratchett's Mort:  The Play.  The Discworld book adpted for the stage.
  • Ginjer Buchanan, Highlander:  White Silence.  Television tie-in.  When they say, "There can only be one," they are lying.  This appears to be number eight in a series written by various authors.
  • Octavia E. Butler, Survivor.  SF.
  • Frank Castle, Vengeance Under Law.  Western.
  • Charles W. Chesnutt, The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales.  From one of the early greats in Afro-American literature.  Chesnutt wrote a number of tales for submission to his publisher, who then cherry-picked they stories they felt would best "form" Chesnutts first novel The Conjure Woman in 1899.  This volume prints all fourteen of Chesnutt's conjure stories.  Edited by Richard H. Brodhead.
  • Harlan Coben, Hold Tight.  Thriller.
  • Al Cody, Shanahan's Feud.  Western.
  • Will Cook, Outcast of Cripple Creek and The Wind River Kid.  Westerns.
  • Peter Dawson, The Sragline Feud.  Western.
  • Ted Dekker, Adam.  Thriller.
  • Samuel R. Delany and Marilyn Hacker, editors, QUARK/2.  The second issue of the paperback book/magazine that went for four issues in the early Seventies.  Speculative fiction.  Fourteen stories, three poems, artwork, and no table of contents,
  • Harry Sinclair Drago, Montana Road.  Western.
  • Keith Ferrario, Deadly Friend.  Horror.
  • Peter Field, The Smoking Iron.  Western.
  • Norman A. Fox, Six-Gun Syndicate.  Western.
  • P. L. Gaus, Murder Most Amish.  Omnibus edition of three mystery novels:  Blood of the Prodigal, Broken English, and Clouds Without Rain.  The first three novels in a series featuring Pastor Caleb Troy, Professor Michael Branden, and Sheriff Bruce Robertson.
  • Jan Grape, Austin City Blue.  Mystery.
  • Barbara Hambly, Traveling with the Dead.  Vampire novel.
  • "Will Henry" (Henry Wilson Allen), The Squaw Killers.  Western.  Henry's fictionalization of the Squaw Creek massacre.  Originally titles Maheo's Children.
  • Leo P. Kelley, Cimarron and the Border Bandits.  Number three in the adult western series.
  • Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird.  Literary novel that at its heart is an exercise in horror.
  • Louis L'Amour, The Proving Trail.  Western.
  • Clarence E. Mulford, Tex.  Western.  This is the abridged 1954 Graphic Books paperback.
  • James Patterson, editor, Thriller.  Thirty stories from the International Thriller Writers.
  • "Ellis Peters" (Edith Pargeter), Black Is the Color of My True Loves's Heart, Death and the Joyful Woman, Fallen Into the Pit, The Knocker on Death's Door, and The Piper on the Mountain.  Inspector Felse mysteries.
  • Bill Prnzini, In an Evil Time.  Suspense.
  • Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg, editors, The Lawmen.  Western anthology with thirteen stories and one poems.  Part of the "Best of the West" series.
  • Maureen S. Pusti, Neighbors.  Horror.
  • Adam Roberts, Glad to Be Bad.  Sixties paperback sleaze from Midwood.  I don't know who "Adam Roberts" is.  Can anyone help?
  • Louis-Charles Royer, Unrepentant Sinners.  Fictional imaginings of a number (a hasty count came up with seventeen) of mainly historical women.  Spicy stuff for 1957.  Translated from the French by H. T. Atwood.
  • Ben Smith, Stranger in Sundown and Kermit Welles, Blood on Boot Hill. An Ace Double.  Westerns, of course.. 
  • Eleanor Sullivan, editor, Alfred Hithcock's Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine.  Twenty-nine stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, 1956-1973.
  • Richard S. Wheeler, The Canyon of Dreams.  Western with Barnaby Skye and dinosaur fossils.  What more could you ask for?


  1. Have you installed steel girders under your house? How about concrete footings?

    1. Not yet,but my handy little storage shed will soon be overflowing.