Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, May 13, 2013


  • Nevada Barr, Borderline.  An Anna Pigeon novel, Big Bend National Park this time.
  • Basil Copper, The Far Horizon, Heavy Iron, and Shoot-Out.  Three more of the quirky Mike Faraday mysteries.
  • Patricia Cornwell, Book of the Dead.  A Kay Scarpetta mystery.
  • Graham Diamond, Cinnabar.  Arabian Nights fantasy.
  • Gardner Dozois, editor, Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, Seventh Annual Collection.  SF anthology with seven stories from 1977.  This is not one of the doorstopper editions of the Year's Best that Dozois has been editing since 1984; rather, it is a continuation of the series started by Lester del Rey of which Dozois edited numbers 6 through 10.
  • Eric Flint, editor, Ring of Fire.  Alt history anthology of sequels to Flint's 1632.  Fourteen stories and a short novel.
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl.  The best-selling mystery that is either A) Fantastic, or B) Overrated, depending on whom you listen to.  I'll find out which when I read it.  This one came in a pile that Dawn dropped off.
  • Dick Francis & Felix Francis, Dead Heat.  Mystery.  Felix's first by-line with his father.
  • Brian Freemantle, See Charlie Run.  Spy novel featuring Charlie Muffin.
  • Gary Gerani, Top 100 Horror Movies.  A countdown, ranking what this jamook thinks are the top 100 horror flicks.  Number one?  1958's Horror of Dracula with Christopher Lee in the title role.  Todd Browning's Dracula came in at number fifteen!?!  Sheesh!  A brief glimpse through the book shows that nobody gave a damn about its production:  copy describing  House of Dark Shadows (number one hundred) is printed instead of the correct copy on a number of the films listed.  HODS copy is also used to caption photos from many other movies.  Double sheesh!  A total crap job throughout.  Thanks to Dawn, though, who saw it at a library sale and thought of me.
  • Kathleen Ann Goonan, Crescent City Rhapsody.  SF, third in the Nanotech Cycle.
  • Joe Gores, Spade & Archer.  A prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon.
  • Joe Haldeman, The Coming.  SF.
  • Tony Hillerman, The Shape Shifter.  A Joe Leaphorn mystery.
  • J. A. Jance, Cruel Intent.  An Ali Reynolds mystery.
  • Guy Gavriel Kay, The Summer Tree.  Fantasy, Volume One of The Fionavar Tapestry.
  • Philip Kerr, The Grid.  Thriller.  Published in England as Gridiron.
  • Elizabeth Lyon, Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write.  Advice.
  • Patricia MacDonald, Not Guilty.  Suspense.
  • Margaret Maron, Christmas Mourning.  A Deborah Knott mystery,
  • Walter M. Miller, Jr., The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr.  SF collection of fourteen stories.
  • George Pelecanos, Drama City.  Thriller.
  • "J. D. Robb" (Nora Roberts), Conspiracy in Death, Holiday in Death, Judgment in Death, Portrait in Death, and Witness in Death.  Eve Dallas mysteries.
  • The Sagas of Icelanders.  Large compendium of ten Icelandic sagas and seven tales under the general editorship of Ornolfur Thorsson and with nine translators.
  • Lewis Shiner, Glimpses.  World Fantasy Award winning novel.
  • Robert Silverberg, editor, Legends:  Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy.  Eleven novellas by the tops in their field.
  • L. Neil Smith, Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka.  Movie franchise tie-in novel.
  • Christopher Stasheff,  The Warlock Wandering.  Fantasy. 
  • Travis L. Stork, M.D., Don't Be That Girl.  Really.  Don't be.  And don't be that boy.
  • Ross Thomas, Voodoo, Ltd.  Mystery.  Arthur Wu and Quincy Durant are back at it.
  • Harry Turtledove, The Valley-Westside War.  SF novel in the Crosstime Traffic series.
  • Penny Warner, Dead Body Language, A Quiet Undertaking, and A Right to Remain Silent.  Connor Westphal mysteries.
  • Charles Williams, A Touch of Death.  Another great book from Hard Case Crime.
  • Walter Jon Williams, Angel Station.  SF.
  • Marv Wolfman, Superman Returns.  Movie tie-in novel.
  • Steven Womack, By Blood Written.  Suspense.
  • R. D. Zimmerman, Tribe.  A Todd Mills mystery.

1 comment:

  1. Be interested in your take on GONE GIRL. It fell somewhere in between for me.