Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, June 22, 2015


  • Lloyd Alexander, The Iron Ring.  YA fantasy.  A young king forced into bondage after losing a dice game must make a perilous journey to regain his honor.
  • Jessica Auerbach, Sleep, Baby, Sleep.  Thriller.  Cally's six-week-old baby has been taken but no one will believe Cally.
  • Joan Bauer, Squashed.  YA novel.  Ellie wishes her pumpkin were heavy enough to win a prize and that she were less heavy to attract the attention of the new boy.
  • "M. C. Beaton" (Marion Chesney), Death of a Witch.  A Hamish Macbeth mystery.  Hamish becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a newcomer to the Scottish village of Lochdubh.
  • "C. C. Benison" (Douglas Whiteway), Twelve Drummers Drumming.  The first Father Tom Christmas mystery.  A young girl has been bludgeoned and placed inside a large Japanese o-daiko drum and Father Tom, the new vicar of Thornford Regis, suspects the killer must be one of his parishioners.
  • Jack Du Brul, Charon's Landing.  A Philip Mercer eco-thriller.  A former KGB leader and an Arab oil minister plot to control the U.S. supply of oil.
  • James Grippando, Lying with Strangers.  Thriller.  After being run off the road, Peyton Shields thinks she being stalked and that it is her husband who wants her dead.
  • Theodore Solotaroff, editor, New American Review #1.  Paperback literary magazine from 1967 following in the tradition of the 1950s New World Writing series.  The thirty-four stories, articles, and poems include early work by William  H. Gass, Louise Gluck, and Philip Roth.  Stanley Moss serves as poetry editor.
  • Roy Torgeson, editor, Chrysalis 8.  SF anthology with twelve original stories.  This series ran for ten volumes from 1977 to 1983.
  • "Robert Westall, editor, Ghost Stories.  YA horror anthology with 22 stories.
  • Kate White, A Body To Die For.  A Bailey Weggins mystery. Reporter Bailey Weggins stumbles upon a corpse while at a spa weekend in Massachusetts.


  1. haven't read most of these. Sounds good.

  2. After the whole Sad Puppies thing, I'd skip the Torgerson. The Father Tom Christmas sounds like fun.