Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, November 3, 2014


  • John Creasey, Battle for Inspector West, Death in Cold Print, Death of an Assassin (also published as A Prince for Inspector West), Doorway to Death (also published as Find Inspector West and The Trouble at Saxby's), Give a Man a Gun (also published as A Gun for Inspector West), Go Away to Murder (also published as Inspector West Leaves Town), Inspector West Regrets, Murder, London - Miami, Murder Makes Haste (also published as The Gelignite Gang, The Night of the Watchman, and Inspector West Makes Haste), A Splinter of Glass, and Sport for Inspector West (also published as Inspector West Kicks Off).  Inspector Roger "Handsome" West mysteries all.  Also, Days of Danger, Death Stands By, The Terror Trap, and Thunder in Europe  -- all featuring Gordon Craigie, head of the British Secret Service's Department Z.  Every once in a while I go on a John Creasey reading binge and these will hold me in good stead for the next one.  Since Creasey wrote over 600 books under 28 names, these reading binges will go on for a long, long time.
  • Mary Daheim, Holy Terrors.  A Bed-and-Breakfast mystery.
  • Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors, Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers.  Erotic horror anthology with 22 stories.
  • Lindsey Davis, Saturnalia.  A Marcus Didius Fallco historical mystery.
  • Ted Dekker, The Priest's Graveyard.  Thriller.
  • Ray Hogan, The Texas Brigade.  Western.
  • Paul Johnson, Maps of Hell.  A Matt Wells thriller.
  • Phillip Margolin, Sleeping Beauty.  Thriller.
  • Maxine McArthur, Time Future.  SF novel.  Winner of the 1999 George Turner Prize for best unpublished Australian science fiction novel.  Unpublished no more.
  • "Barbara Michaels" (Barbara Mertz), Stitches in Time.  Paranormal romantic suspense.
  • Chuck Palahniuk, Pygmy.  Spy novel?  Crime?  Thriller?  Black humor?  Coming of age?  A hard-to-label novel.
  • Ian Rankin, Dead Souls.  A John Rebus mystery. 
  • "Kenneth Robeson" (Lester Dent), The Ghost Legion and Quest for Qui.  These are numbers 3 and 4 in the hardcover Golden Press "Superhero Adventure" series of Doc Savage novels published in the mid-Seventies and marketed for kids.
  • Al Sarrantonio, West Texas.  Western.
  • O. F. Snelling,  007 James Bond:  A Report.  Non-fiction attempt to cash in on the Bond-mania of the 60s.  This thin (127 page) paperback was published just before Fleming's You Only Live Twice came out.
  • Troy Soos, The Cincinnati Red Stalkings, Hanging Curve, Hunting a Detroit Tiger, and Murder at Ebbets Field.  All Mickey Rawlings baseball mysteries.  A fascinating series set in the Twenties.  Soos knows baseball and he knows how to write.  Home runs, methinks.
  • Sarah Weinman, editor, Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives:  Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense.  One of the most distinguished mystery anthologies of 2013, containing 14 stories by an amazing roster of writers.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, your buying, and reading, knows no boundaries of genre or count. Each week I'm very impressed. Also impressive is the (assumed) fact that you have space to put all these books!. I haven't read a single one of the things you got this time. Not that that's unusual...