Sunday Salon, 5/12/2019

Read Didn't finish anything this past week. I did finally get into some short stories I haven't read in the complete, unabridged Edgar Allan Poe that I'm reading. The delightful macabre surprise among the stories thus far is "MS. Found in a Bottle," a creepier version of "A Descent into the Maelström." Deal Me In: … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 5/12/2019

Mini Reviews ~ Two Classics

  Love and Mr. Lewisham by H. G. Wells Young, impoverished and ambitious, science student Mr Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion. Driven by overwhelming … Continue reading Mini Reviews ~ Two Classics

Sunday Salon, 5/5/2019

Read Was it really only this past week that I read The Hellbound Heart? It's been a long week. I talked about the Clive Barker novella in my Spring into Horror post. I also finished Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Baroness Orczy, which I started back in February. I'll maybe post about it this … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 5/5/2019

The Black Cat, No. 5, February 1896

Welcome to the fifth issue of The Black Cat and the Black Cat Project! Happily, no. 5 was not missing pages, though some of the scanning was iffy. Stories "The Mysterious Card" by Cleveland Moffett While in Paris, Richard Burwell is given a card written in purple ink by a beautiful woman. Burwell doesn't read … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 5, February 1896

Review ~ The Moving Blade

This book was provided to me by the author (and NetGalley) for review consideration. The Moving Blade by Michael Pronko When the top American diplomat in Tokyo, Bernard Mattson, is killed, he leaves more than a lifetime of successful Japan-American negotiations. He leaves a missing manuscript, boxes of research, a lost keynote speech and a … Continue reading Review ~ The Moving Blade

Mini Reviews, Vol. 14

The Black Dove by Steve Hockensmith Holmes On the Range Mystery #3 – I know, look at me reading all the series! Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer end up "deducifying" in Gold Rush San Francisco, looking to solve the mystery of Dr. Chan's death. Hockensmith does a good job of keeping these mysteries fresh; … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 14

Review ~ World of Trouble

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters There are just 14 days until a deadly asteroid hits the planet, and America has fallen into chaos. Citizens have barricaded themselves inside basements, emergency shelters, and big-box retail stores. Cash is worthless; bottled water is valuable beyond measure. All over the world, everyone is bracing for the … Continue reading Review ~ World of Trouble