Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, March 23, 2015


  • Scott Adams, Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!  Short essays -- more than 150 of them -- from the creator of Dilbert.
  • Ian Alan, Virginia Ghosts.  Another collection of supposed hauntings.  I never nsaw, heard, or felt a ghostly presence all the time I lived in Virginia.  **sigh**
  • Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions.  Novel.  A grieving professor fixates on an old silent comedian.
  • David  Baldacci, The Collectors. A Camel Club thriller.
  • L. A. Banks, Tananarive Due, & Brandon Massey, The Ancestors.  Horror collection of three novellas.
  • Clive Barker, Sacrament. Horror.
  • "M. C. Beaton" (Marion Chesney), Death of a Hussy.  A Hamish MacBeth mystery.
  • David Black, The Extinction Event.  Thriller.
  • Lawrence Block, All the Flowers Are Dying, Matthew Scudder mystery and The Burglar in the Rye, a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery.
  • Michael Cadnum, Flash.  Crime.
  • Harlan Coben, No Second Chance.  Thriller.
  • Patricia Cornwell, The Front.  A Win Garano/Monique Lamont mystery.
  • Robert Crais, The Forgotteen Man.  A Elvis Cole novel.
  • Shirley Damsgaard, The Seventh Witch and The Witch's Grave.  Ophelia and Abby mysteries.
  • Jack Dann & Gardner Dozier, editors, Armageddons.  SF anthology with a dozen stories.
  • Hilary Davidson, The Damage Done.  Debut mystery.  Winner of an Anthony award and a Crimespree award; nominated for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards.
  • Eileen Dreyer, A Man to Die For.  Mystery.
  • Loren D. Estleman, The Book of Murdock.  A Page Murdock western.
  • Elizabeth George, What Came Before He Shot Her.  Psychological mystery linked to George's Inspector Linley series; the prequel to With No One As Witness.
  • David Lynn Golemon, Event.  An Event Group thriller.  What really happened at Rosewell?  And will it mean the end of the world?
  • Sue Grafton, W Is for Wasted.  Kinsey Millhone nears the end of the alphabet.
  • Martha Grimes, The Blue Last.  A Richard Jury mystery.
  • Steven Harper, Battlestar Galactica:  Unity.  Television tie-in novel.  An origin story for the newer series, not the older series.
  • Carolyn G. Hart, Death By Surprise.  Mystery.
  • David G. Hartwell, editor, Year's Best SF 5.  SF Anthology covering 1999.
  • Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes, editors, The Rattle Bag.  Poetry anthology.
  • "Jack Higgins" (Harry Patterson), Cold Harbour, Drink with the Devil, Eye of the StormMidnight Runner, On Dangerous GroundThe President's DaughterA Season in Hell, Thunder Point, The White House Connection, and Without Mercy.  Thrillers.
  • Hans Holzer, Houses of Horror.  Another collection of supposed hauntings.  File under Humbug.
  • P. D. James, The Private Patient.  An Adam Dalgleish mystery.
  • William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone, Blood Bond:  Deadly Road to Yuma and Bloodshed of Eagles.  Westerns from a prolific dead man and a "carefully selected" writer  "inspired by Mr. Johnstone's superb storytelling."
  • "Chris Jordan" (Rodman Philbrick), Torn.  A Randall Shane thriller.
  • Stuart Kaminsky, Now You See It.  Mystery.  Toby Peters meets the magician Blackstone.
  • C. Brian Kelly (with an assist from Ingrid Smyer), Best Little Stories from Virginia.  Non-fiction.  Little tidbits from Virginia history, 1607-2003.  Smyer (actually Smyer-Kelly) wrote one chapter of the book, as she has done for most of Kelly's books.  Signed by both Kelly and Smyer.
  • Ryan Lockwood, Below.  Horror.  Something lurks in the deeps of the sea.
  • Margaret Maron, Christmas Mourning.  Mystery.  Number 16 in the Judge Deborah Knott series.
  • John McCain & Mark Salter, Worth the Fighting For:  A Memoir.  Signed and inscribed to previous owner by McCain.
  • Ron Miller, The History of Science Fiction.  Non-fiction aimed at a YA audience.
  • Doug Murray, The World of Darkness:  Vampire:  Blood Relations.  Gaming tie-in novel.
  • Larry Niven, Destiny's Road.  SF.
  • Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner, Betrayer of Worlds, Fate of Worlds, and Fleet of Worlds.  SF prequels to Niven's Ringworld.
  • Neil Ravin, Informed Consent.  Medical thriller.
  • Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World.  Sf.
  • "J. R. Roberts" (Robert J. Randisi), The Gunsmith:  #246 Dead Man's Eyes, #307 Red River Showdown, #313 Wildfire, #334 Message on the Wind, #338 Pleasant Valley Shoot-Out, and #341 The Bandit Princess.  Adult westerns in Randisi's long-running series,  Berkley Books has decided to discontinue this series with #399.  #400 (and many more, I hope) will be continued by Piccadilly Publishing in hardback and by Western Trailblazers in paperback.   I hope these books get the support they deserve.
  • Mary Beth Sammons & Robert Edwards, City Ghosts.  Even more supposed hauntings.
  • Zoe Sharp, Fourth Day.  A Charlie Fox mystery.  A Barry award finalist for best Brritish crime novel.
  • Clea Simon, Grey Matters.  A Dulcie Schwartz mystery.  Dulcie solves mysteries with the ghost of her cat, Mr. Grey.  Sounds twee.
  • Brian Stableford, Inherit the Earth.  SF.
  • G. Harry Stine, Handbook of Model Rocketry, Fourth Edition.  Non-fiction.  Stine also wrote science fiction as "Lee Correy."
  • Denise Swanson, Murder of a Needled Knitter.  A Scumble River mystery.
  • Brad Thor, The Lions of Lucerene.  The first Scot Harvath thriller.
  • Roger Welsch, Touching the Fire.:  Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales.  A collection of seven stories rewritten from American Indian folklore and mythology.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, a lot of really cool stuff this time. That's a LOT of Hggins, and that last one sounds interesting.