Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, October 27, 2014


  • Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe's Sword. Historical novel.  This time Captain Richard Sharpe is with the Salamanca Campaign in June and July of 1812.
  • Ovid Demaris, The Lindbergh Kidnaping Case.  Non-fiction, part of Monarch Books Americana Series from the early Sixties.  (I spell kidnapping with two "p"s but my spellcheck seems to feel that one "p" is okay, too.  Ovid Demaris, you've wriggled out of this one!)
  • Vince Flynn, five Mitch Rapp thrillers:  American Assassin, Extreme Measures, The Last Man, Protect and Defend, and Separation of Power.
  • Melanie M. Jeschke, The Inklings.  Sweet Christian romance novel set at Oxford University.  C. S.  Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien are among the characters and a number of minor characters are named for Jane Austen characters.
  • Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle. Adapted for young readers by N. H. Kleinbaum.  Huh?  The Doctor Doolittle books were written for young readers, weren't they?  This one probably should be advertised as "dumbed down for today's dumbed down readers."  Ptah!  There oughta be a law!
  • Kathy Reichs, Deja Dead.  A Temperance Brennan mystery.
  • David Rosenfelt, Open and Shut.  Mystery.  An Edgar-nominated first novel.
  • Karen Russell, Swamplandia!  Russell's first novel and a Pulitzer Prize finalist.  Southern gothic with gators.
  • Lisa Scottoline, Lady Killers. A Mary DiNunzio thriller.
  • Clifford D. Simak, Highway of Eternity.  SF from an always dependable author.
  • Karin Slaughter, Fallen.  A Faith Mitchell/Will Trent/Sara Linton mystery.
  • Wayne Warga, Singapore Transfer.  A Jeffrey Dean mystery.
  • Charles Harry Whedbee, Pirates, Ghosts, and Coastal Lore:  The Best of Judge Whedbee.  Collection of thirteen legends from North Carolina's Outer Banks, culled from Whedbee's five books.


  1. Interesting, I found Swamplandia less amazing, even dull. I finished it, but can't say a lot of great things. Maybe I was in the wrong mood when I read it.