Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, March 9, 2015


  • David Baldacci, Stone Cold.  A Camel Club thriller.
  • Linwood Barclay, Too Close to Home.  Thriller.
  • John Canning, editor, Adventure Stories for Boys.  Anthology with 36 stories and extracts (both fictional and non-fictional) supposedly geared to youth with the Y-chromosome.
  • Harlan Coburn, The Innocent.  Thriller.
  • J, California Cooper, Some Soul to Keep.  Literary collection of five stories.  Signed by the author and inscribed to the previous owner.
  • Norman Daniels, The Rat Patrol.  Television tie-in novel.  See also David King, below.
  • Marcelle Dube, The Shoeless Kid.  Mystery,
  • "Leslie Egan" (Elizabeth Linington), A Feast of Egan.  Omnibus of the first four Vic Varallo mysteries:  The Borrowed Alibi, Run to Evil, Detective's Due, and The Nameless Ones.
  • Martha Grimes, The Case Has Altered and The Old Wine Shades.  Richard Jury mysteries.
  • Rick Hautala, Ghost Light.  Horror novel from an author too soon gone.
  • Brian Herbert, The Garbage Chronicles.  SF.
  • Greg Iles, 24 Hours. Thriller.
  • William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone, The Brothers O'Brien.  Western, the first in a new series by the dead author and a "carefully selected writer."
  • Douglas C. Jones, Gone the Dreams and Dancing.  Western, winner of the 1984 Spur Award for Best Historical Novel.
  • David King, The Rat Patrol #2:  The Desert Danger.  Television tie-in novel.  See Norman Daniels, above, for the first in the series
  • Attica Locke, The Cutting Edge.  Mystery.
  • Richard Lockridge, Write Murder Down. A Nathan Shapiro mystery.
  • "Berkely Mather"  (John Evan Weston-Davies), The Break.  Suspense novel.
  • Ralph McInerny, Sham Rock.  A Philip and Roger Knight mystery.
  • Barbara O'Brien, Operators and Things:  The Inner Life of a Schizophrenic.  Supposedly the true story of a self-cured schizophrenic.
  • Andrew J. Offutt, Cormac Mac Art:  The Mist of Doom.  Sword and Sorcery fantasy featuring the Robert E. Howard character.  Based on an outline by Geo. W. Proctor.
  • Michael Palmer, Oath of Office.  Medical thriller.
  • James Patterson & Howard Roughan, You've Been Warned.  Thriller.
  • Richard North Patterson, The Race.  Political thriller.
  • Otto Penzler, editor, The Big Book of Adventure Stories, The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, The Big Book of Ghost Stories, and The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories.  Doorstop anthologies, with a total of a zillion and one stories and a bajillion pages.  Heavy on familiar stories and heavier on unfamiliar stories.  I read Penzler's zombie book and most of his vampire book, so when I had a chance to pick up these four it was a no-brainer.
  • Ian Rankin, The Complaints.  ARC, the first Malcolm Fox mystery.  Also, Freshmarket Close.  The 15th in the Inspector Rebus novels.
  • Alexander Yates, Moondogs.  ARC,  a first novel "about the disappearance of an American businessman in the Phillipines and the estranged son, jilted lover, misguided felon, and the supernatural saviors who all want a piece of him."  Sounded interesting.


  1. I have Penzlers' The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, The Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries and The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories. I loved the latter, have barely cracked the first, and the second sit's awaiting. I'd already read almost all of what's in The Big Book of Adventure Stories, so I didn't get it.