Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, August 13, 2012


  • Jan Adkins, Young Zorro:  The Iron Brand.  Once upon a time there was a bold renegade who carved a Z with his blade.  This one is based on Isabelle Allende's novel Zorro, rather than Johnston McCully's Zorro.  BTW, this one is bylined Diego Vega, "as told to" Jan Adkins.
  • Lloyd Alexander, Westmark.  YA fantasy.
  • Robert Asprin, Sweet Myth-tery of Life.  Number ten in the humorous fantasy series.
  • Michael Bishop, Unicorn Mountain.  Fantasy
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley, Lythande.  Collection of five heroic fantasy stories in the shared-world universe of Thieves' World, with a bonus story by Vonda McIntyre.
  • Reginald Bretnor, editor, Science Fiction, Today and Tomorrow.  Fifteen articles by top science fiction writers of the Seventies; a follow-up to Bretnor's 1953 symposium Modern Science Fiction:  Its Meaning and Its Future.
  • Ramsey Campbell, The Nameless.  Horror.
  • Hal Cannon, editor, Cowboy Poetry:  A Gathering.  I'm sad to say that I don't know much about cowboy poetry and that the only poets in this book that I've heard of are S. Omar Barker and Baxter Black, but this collection seems like a gem.
  • George C. Chesbro, Dark Chant in a Crimson Key.  A Mongo mystery novel.
  • James Crumley, The Right Madness.  A C. W. Sughrue mystery.  This copy is a 2005 ARC.
  • Gordon R. Dickson with Roland Green, Jamie the Red.  Another fantasy in the Thieves' World universe.
  • Carole Nelson Douglas, editor, Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives.  Mystery anthology with seventeen stories.
  • David Drake and Bill Fawcett, editors, Battlestation:  Book Two:  Vanguard.  Anthology with twelve military SF stories.
  • Bill Eidson, The Mayday.  A Jack Merchant & Sarah Ballard thriller published under the Kate's Mystery Books imprint.  I've never gone wrong with any of Kate's suggestions.
  • Peter Berresford Ellis, Celtic Myths and Legends.  Nonfiction.  Ellis, a Celtic authority, is also mystery writer "Peter Tremayne."
  • Michael Gilbert, The Killing of Katie Steelstock.  Mystery.
  • Martin H. Greenberg (with others), editor, Murder Most, an omnibus collection of three anthologies:  Murder Most Romantic (edited by Greenberg and Denise Little, twelve stories), Murder Most Medieval (edited by Greenberg and John Helfers, thirteen stories), and Murder Most Divine (edited by Ralph McInerny and Greenberg, eighteen stories).
  • "Alfred Hitchcock", editor, Alfred Hitchcock's Skull Session. Fourteen stories from Alfed Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
  • Ruby Jean Jensen, Death Stone.  Horror.
  • Cameron Judd, The Treasure of Jericho Mountain.  Western.
  • Garry Kilworth, Attica.  YA fantasy.
  • Victor C. Klein, New Orleans Ghosts.  Collection of ghostly legends from the Big Easy.  Interestingly, the previous owner left a bookmark -- a photo of Anne Rice's house in the Garden District of New Orleans.
  • Louis L'Amour, Sitka.  Northwestern.
  • Tanith Lee, Piratica II:  Return to Parrot Island. YA fantasy wherein buckles are swashed.
  • Patricia MacDonald, Mother's Day.  Suspense.
  • "Michael Marshall" (Michael Marshall Smith), Blood of Angels. Horror novel, the conclusion to The Straw Men trilogy.
  • Douglas R. Mason, Eight Against Utopia.  SF.  Originally titled, From Carthage Then I Came.
  • Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam.  Mystery.
  • Sara Paretsky, editor, Sisters on the Case.  Twenty stories to celebrate twenty years of Sisters in Crime.
  • T. Jefferson Parker, California Girl.  Mystery, an Edgar-winning novel.
  • Stewart Robb, translator and "interpreter", Prophecies on World Events by Nostradamus.  Quackery.
  • "J. R. Roberts" (Robert Randisi), The Gunsmith #260:  Faces of the Dead.  Adult western.  I truly believe that Randisi does not sleep.
  • Greg Rucka, Critical Space.  Suspense, an Atticus Kodiak thriller.
  • Fed Saberhagen, Berserker's Planet and The Lost Swords:  The Second Triad (containing The Fourth Book of Swords:  Farslayer's Story, The Fifth Book of Swords:  Coinspinner's Story, and The Sixth Book of Swords:  Mindsword's Story).  Books from two of Saberhagan's most popular series.
  • E. E. "Doc" Smith with Stephen Goldin, The Family D'Alembert Series #2:  Stranglers' Moon.  SF, written by Golden and copyrighted by Smith's widow.
  • Ian Wallace, The World Asunder.  SF, with one of the worst cover paintings ever.


  1. I own a few of these and there they sit. Hope you do better than me.

    1. I'm afraid I'm going to be reading until the year 3000, Patti.