Awhile back I reviewed Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do by Michael Brandman here. Author Dennis Palumbo weighs in on the book here in his column for the Los Angeles Review Of Books.
I have reviewed A Diet of Treacle by Lawrence Block before here and I wasn't at all positive. I think this very well might be one of those books that I didn't appreciate at the time I read it because I simply wasn't old enough or mature enough to get it. I know I am a far different person and by extension reviewer now than I was five years ago. It just got reviewed again and you can read that here.
Yesterday was Ross Macdonald day for Friday's Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott. The reviews and links are here along with reviews/links to other titles by other authors. You could spend many lifetimes just reading the books that are suggested for FFB. You should get to work.
The latest published read from Barry Ergang is a short story. Originally published in 1982 in Stereophile Magazine , his short story, ...
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In my wife's memory and honoring a promise I made to Sandi, the blog continues...at least for now. If you would like to make a donation of support, you can do so at the links below. Most of the donated funds go to the purchase of medical supplies for me. Some of it goes to the purchase of various short story anthologies and collections which eventually are read and reviewed here.