Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, February 16, 2015


  • [Anonymously edited], Path Into the Unknown:  The Best of Soviet Science Fiction.  SF collection with eight stories.  No translators indicated.  This is often wrongly credited to Judith Merril, who wrote the introduction to the 1968 paperback edition.
  • "Taylor Brady" (Donna Ball & Shannon Harper), Westward Winds.  Western Oops.  Historical novel.  Book Four in the Kincaids series.
  • W. F. Bragg, Shotgun Gap.  Western.  Originally published as Ride On, Cowboy!
  • Mildred Down Broxon, Too Long a Sacrifice.  Fantasy.
  • Maggie Bruce, editor, Murder Most Crafty.  Mystery anthology.  Fifteen stories about different crafts, each with its very own craft project included.  Despite some very good authors represented here, I am afraid that the anthology will be a might bit twee.
  • "Tobias Cole"  (Cameron Judd), The Guardian:  Derailers.  Western, evidently meant to be the first of a series; I don't know if the series ever reached book two.
  • Troy Denning, The Twilight Giants, Book III:  The Titan of Twilight.  Gaming (Forgotten Realms) tie-in novel.
  • "Jonathan Gash" (John Grant), The Judas Pair.  A Lovejoy mystery.
  • Caroline Graham, Death in Disguise.  An Inspector Barnaby Mystery.
  • Peter Haining, editor, Tales from the Rogues' Gallery.  Horror anthology with 28 stories.
  • Caroline Hart, Letter from Home.  Mystery set in small town Oklahoma in 1944.
  • "Jack Higgins" (Harry Petterson), Passage By Night.  Thriller originally published as by "Hugh Marlowe."
  • Hammond Innes, The Blue Ice and The Survivors.  Thrillers.
  • Staley Krause & Stewart Wieck, editors, Death and Damnation.  Gaming (Wraith) tie-in anthology with a dozen stories.
  • Mike McCray, The Black Berets 33:  The Black Palm.  Men's action adventure novel.
  • Christopher Moore, Sacre Bleu:  A Comedy D'Art.  Wackiness from a master.
  • Andre Norton, Steel Magic.  YA fantasy.
  • Jason Pinter, The Darkness.  Thriller.
  • Tim Powers, Last Call.  Fantasy.
  • Michael Resnick, The Doctor and the Kid.  Weird western.
  • Jessica Amanda Salmonson, The Swordswoman.  Fantasy.
  • Curt Siomak, The Third Ear.  SF/horror.  The author, brother of film director Robert Siodmak, wrote the classic weird suspense novel Donovan's Brain, as well as many of the old Universal Studios horror flicks (The Wolf Man, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Son of Dracula, etc.).
  • Whitley Strieber, The Day After Tomorrow.  Movie tie-in novel.
  • Maryrose Wood, with The Duchess of Northumberland, The Poison Diaries.  YA mystery-ish novel.  I picked this one up because the heroine's name is Jessamine, although a much better name would be Jessamyn, a far more beautiful name, indicating exquisite beauty, grace, and charm such that is found in my own daughter, Jessamyn.  I digress.  The "co-author" (she supplied the concept) is the wife of the twelfth Duke of Northumberland and has created the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle.  She knows her poisons so don't get her mad at  you.

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