Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, September 22, 2014


Two weeks' worth because of computer problems earlier.

  • Peter Ackroyd, Venice:  Pure City.  Non-fiction.
  • Lloyd Alexander, The Illyrian Adventure.  YA adventure novel in the Vesper Holly series.
  • Philip Athans, Baldur's Gate II:  Shadows of Amin.  Gaming (Forgotten Realms) tie-in novel.
  • Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy.  Literary mystery omnibus containing City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room.
  • Francesca Lia Block, The Rose and the Beast:  Fairy Tales Retold.  YA fantasy collection with nine stories.
  • Richard Burton, translator, The Arabian Nights Entertainment:  The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volumes, I-VI.  Three boxed books (two volumes per book) from the Limited Editions Club.
  • Orson Scott Card, Prentice Alvin.  Fantasy, Book Three in The Tales of Alvin Maker.
  • Ann Cleeves, White Nights.  A Jimmy Prez mystery.
  • Eoin Colfer, The Wish List.  YA fantasy.
  • Henry Steele Commager, editor, The St. Nicholas Anthology.  A thick collection of poems, fiction, 1891-1947, from the noted children's magazine.
  • Glen Cook, Darkwar Trilogy 3:  Ceremony.  SF.
  • John H. Curran, Agatha Christie:  Murder in the Making:  More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks.  The second of the notebooks' treasure trove.
  • Charles de Lint, The Dreaming Place.  YA urban fantasy.
  • Matthew Dunn, Erased.  ThrillerSigned.
  • William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties.  SF.
  • Tod Goldberg, Burn Notice:  The Giveaway.  Television tie-in novel.
  • Robert Allan Gorsuch, Ghosts in Kent County [sic] Maryland.  Folklore, a research paper submitted as part of the requirement for the author's Master of Education degree.  The title given is taken from the cover; the title page gives it as Folk Tradition in Kent County, Maryland.
  • Simon R. Green, Deathstalker Rebellion. SF, the second nin the Deathstalker series.
  • Elizabeth Hand, The Affair of the Necklace.  Movie tie-in novel of a movie I had never heard of.
  • Charlaine Harris, The Julius House, Last Scene Alive, and Poppy Done to Death.  Aurora Teagarden mysteries.
  • James P. Hogan, Endgame Enigma.  SF.
  • Nancy Holder, Spirited.  YA historical "retold fairy tale." 
  • William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone, Blood Bond:  A Hundred Ways to Kill, The Last Gunfighter:  Ambush Valley, Savage Guns and Sidewinders:  Deadwood Gulch.  Westerns, all but the third being parts of ongoing series.
  • Erik Larson, Thunderstuck.  Non-fiction.  Dr. Crippten's attempted escape over the Atlantic.
  • Donna Leon, Suffer the Little Children.  A Commissario Brunetti mystery.
  • Aleck Loker, Grave Mistakes.  Archeological thriller
  • Ellen MacGregor, Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea.  Juvenile SF, part of the long-running series.  I can take Miss Pickerell or leave her, but I do like her cow.
  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2001.  A special Lucius Shepard issue.
  • Michael Malone, The Four Corners of the Sky.  Novel.
  • Bill Mauldin, Willie and Joe:  The WWII Years.  Willie and Joe represented the true heroes of WWII, war-weary grunts slogging through army life from 1940 to 1945.  This collection contains everything Mauldin published during those years that still exist.  A magnificent collection with 635 pages of cartoons, each one a gem, and with extensive endnotes and a 45-page section reproducing Mauldin's original art.  Beautiful.
  • Pat Murphy, The Falling Woman.  Fantasy.
  • [Mysterious Press], The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology.  Eighteen original stories published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the niche publishing house.  I remember their original catalog, a book a page...Robert L. Fish, Asimov's Sherlockian limericks, a Robert Bloch collection, and a Norgil the Magician...great stuff.  Wonder if I still have that catalog lying around?
  • Philip Palmer, Debatable SpaceSF.
  • Ridley Pearson, Hidden Charges.  Thriller.  Previously published as The Seizing of Yankee Green Mall.
  • "Elizabeth Peters" (Barbara Mertz), Lion in the Valley and Summer of the Dragon.  Mysteries.  An Amelia Peabody and a stand-alone, respectively.
  • James Reasoner, Chickamauga.  Historical novel, Book 7 in the author's The Civil War Battle Series.  No matter what name he writes under (and the Good Lord knows there's been a passle of them), Reasoner is always worth your time.
  • Kirk Sanson, Don Pendleton's The Executioner #134:  White Line War.  Men's action adventure novel.
  • "D. B. Shan" (Darren O'Shaughnessy, a.k.a. "Darren Shan"), The City:  Book Two:  Hell's Horizon.  Fantasy, the middle book in a trilogy, his first work for adults.
  • Rick Shelley, Side Show.  Military SF novel.  Copyright by Bill Fawcett & Associates.
  • Dan Simmons, Olympus.  SF epic, the sequel to Ilium.
  • D. Alexander Smith, Marathon.  SF.
  • Nancy Springer, I Am Morgan le Fay.  YA Arthurian fantasy.
  • Brad Steiger, Angels of Love.  Twenty-three supposedly true stories of angelic "matches made in heaven."  The publisher marketed this one as "inspirational," not "paranormal."
  • Charles Stross, The Hidden Family, The Clan Corporate, The Merchants' War, and The Revolution Business.  SF, Books Two through Five in The Merchant Princes series.
  • Vivian Vande Velde, All Hallows' Eve.  YA collection of thirteen horror stories.  An uncorrected proof.
  • Carrie Vaughn, Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand.  Paranormal romance in the series about a werewolf radio host.
  • Ken Weber, Cleverly Crafty 5 Minute Mysteries.  Forty of 'em.
  • Anthony Zuiker with Duane Swierczynski, Level 26:  Dark Origins.  Thriller.  A "Digi-Novel."

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