Monday, 15 June 2015

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART THIRTY-SIX

Week 36, tub 36, another 50.........
Pre-logging look!

2 x Ed Lin, Glenn Gray, Hugh C. Rae, Julian Semyanov,

Haunting = ghosts = why did I buy this?

1969 and the Cold War from a Russian perspective! 

NYC Chinatown!

Noir stories from a qualified, practicing Doctor!

Jamie Mason, Robin Spano, Derek Nikitas, 2 from Clay Reynolds, 

US author - second book,

Debut novel, her second book was enjoyed recently.

Clay Reynolds - Texan author.

Gar Anthony Haywood, Carl Hiaasen, William Shaw, Clay Reynolds, Brad Smith,

Skink 6!

Clay Reynolds again,

Non-fiction!

Stand-alone novel from US author,

Canadian author - Brad Smith,
Ruth Rendell, Noam Chomsky, Mick Scully, Mark Powell, Danny Baker, 

Rory Clements, Arthur Nersesian, Paul Tremblay, Gillian Flynn, Erle Stanley Gardner,

The *uck-up! 

Elizabethan shenanigans - John Shakespeare, brother of Bill

Wallace Stroby x 2, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Robert Coover, William Wolf, 

US CRIME!

Brazilian crime!

Stroby series book!

Jo Nesbo, Henry Chang, Paul Tremblay, Mick Scully, Arthur Nersesian,

More Chinatown crime!

Great title - what's it about? Don't know!

Narcoleptic detective!

Brian Freemantle x 3, Sam Hill, Dorothy Uhnak,

Charlie Muffin!

Semi-autobiographical and the basis for the Angie Dickinson TV show.

Yeah - book 2 of the Muffin series - no excuses not to continue! 
Henry Miller, William Marshall x 4,

Hong Kong Crime series book!

Ditto above!

Ditto above!

Literature or soft porn?

Another HK Crime series book,

Daniel Silva, Brian Garfield, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Helen MacInnes, Henry Sutton,

Helen MacInnes series book, 

Can't beat a bit of Garfield!

Swiss crime!

Espionage series book

Post-logging look! Bottoms up!




Highlights....... loads, Freemantle and Charlie Muffin, Hiaasen, Scully, Durrenmatt, Brad Smith, Clay Reynolds to mention a few,
Lowlights....... none that I can express regret over buying apart from the Hugh C. Rae book maybe,


FULL LIST OF 50........

AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES FICTION/NON
BAKER DANNY GOING TO SEA IN A SIEVE 2011 N
CHANG HENRY YEAR OF THE DOG 2008 DJY2 F
CHOMSKY NOAM FAILED STATES 2006 N
CLEMENTS RORY REVENGER 2010 JS2 F
COOVER ROBERT NOIR 2010 F
DURRENMATT FRIEDRICH THE QUARRY 1962 IB2 F
FLYNN GILLIAN GONE GIRL 2011 F
FREEMANTLE BRIAN HERE COMES CHARLIE M 1978 CM2 F
FREEMANTLE BRIAN THE BLIND RUN 1985 CM6 F
FREEMANTLE BRIAN COMRADE CHARLIE 1989 CM9 F
GARCIA-ROZA LUIZ ALFREDO A WINDOW IN COPACABANA 2005 IE4 F
GARDNER ERLE STANLEY THE CASE OF THE CROOKED CANDLE 1940 PM24 F
GARFIELD BRIAN NECESSITY 1984 F
GRAY GLENN THE LITTLE BOY INSIDE AND OTHER STORIES 2013 F
HAYWOOD GAR ANTHONY CEMETERY ROAD 2010 F
HIAASEN CARL STAR ISLAND 2010 S6 F
HILL SAM BUZZ RIFF 2004 F
LIN ED THIS IS A BUST 2007 DRC1 F
LIN ED SNAKES CAN'T RUN 2010 DRC2 F
MACINNES HELEN THE HIDDEN TARGET 1980 RR2 F
MARSHALL WILLIAM THE HATCHET MAN 1976 YS2 F
MARSHALL WILLIAM SKULLDUGGERY 1979 YS5 F
MARSHALL WILLIAM SCI-FI 1981 YS6 F
MARSHALL WILLIAM THE FARAWAY MAN 1984 YS9 F
MASON JAMIE THREE GRAVES FULL 2013 F
MILLER HENRY TROPIC OF CANCER 1934 OT1 F
NERSESIAN ARTHUR THE FUCK-UP 1997 F
NERSESIAN ARTHUR DOGRUN 2000 F
NESBO JO COCKROACHES 2013 HH2 F
NIKITAS DEREK THE LONG DIVISION 2009 F
POWELL MARK BOX 2003 F
RAE HUGH C. THE HAUNTING AT WAVERLEY FALLS 1980 F
RENDELL RUTH A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES 1998 F
REYNOLDS CLAY SANDHILL COUNTY LINES 2007 F
REYNOLDS CLAY THREADING THE NEEDLE 2003 F
REYNOLDS CLAY THE VIGIL 1986 F
SCULLY MICK LITTLE MOSCOW 2007 F
SCULLY MICK THE NORWAY ROOM 2014 F
SEMYONOV JULIAN SEVENTEEN MOMENTS OF SPRING 1969 F
SHAW WILLIAM SPYING IN GURU LAND: INSIDE BRITAIN'S CULTS 1995 N
SILVA DANIEL THE FALLEN ANGEL 2012 GA12 F
SMITH BRAD RISES A MORAL MAN 1987 F
SPANO ROBIN DEAD POLITICIAN'S SOCIETY 2010 CV1 F
STROBY WALLACE GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER 2010 F
STROBY WALLACE COLD SHOT TO THE HEART 2011 CS1 F
SUTTON HENRY THONG NATION 2006 F
TREMBLAY PAUL NO SLEEP TILL WONDERLAND 2010 MG2 F
TREMBLAY PAUL THE LITTLE SLEEP 2009 MG1 F
UHNAK DOROTHY POLICEWOMAN 1964 F
WOLF WILLIAM WHACKING JIMMY 1998 F

16 comments:

  1. What a variety you have there, Col! And I can't believe you have that Semyonov! It's not easy to find that, and I remember it as being a good, solid story - one of the first thrillers I read from a (then) Soviet perspective. I saw that Hiaasen, too :-)

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    1. Wow - I have heard good things about this book, but am a little bit surprised that it's crossed your radar Margot. Then that said, you're a lot more widely read than I can ever hope to be, so maybe not such a surprise after all!

      Time to sneak a Hiaasen into the current reading (soon)!

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  2. Margot has read everything Col, you must know that! Not much I recognized this week, so will look forward to finding out more in your future reviews. Something tells me I won't be reading Thong Nation any time soon, mind you.

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    1. I do sense a slight weakening Moira, a couple more posts and maybe a review and you'll be positively embracing the thong I reckon.....

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  3. Col, I'm with Margot. "Variety" is the key in Tub 36 — but wasn't that the case in your previous 35 tubs? I was tickled by "Spying in Guru Land: Inside Britain's Cults" on account of similar books about Indian godmen and the dubious cults they spawn. The Semyonov book does look interesting. I like Cold War settings.

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    1. I have my main diet of crime, but like a wee bit of variety. I was interested in the cult book and it was cheap. The author also has a crime fiction series set in London in the 60's which also looks good. Re Semyonov - I thought a bit of Cold War fiction as presented by the other side would be interesting.

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  4. Well, let's see. You've got Robin Spano, Jamie Mason, Henry Chang, and more from William Marshall. The Semyonov sounds interesting to me too. All in all, this is a good tub of books!

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    1. Glen, I think 8 of these can be attributed to recommendations from you - Marshall, Spano, Chang and I'm fairly sure Ed Lin as well. You need to slow down or start reading some rubbishy books!

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    2. Ed Lin doesn't ring bells but - I just checked - he does look interesting. Drat! Maybe Tracy has them so I won't have to buy them.

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    3. Apologies, maybe you got the credit because of the Chinatown setting, which is prevalent with Chang and similar to Marshall in some respects.

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    4. Good news. Tracy says she has some of the Ed Lin volumes.

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  5. I am going to read Glen's Robin Spano, Jamie Mason, Henry Chang, and William Marshall books... someday. The Robin Spano soon I hope. And some Charlie Muffin books.

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    1. Spano has a couple more after this first one, so I hope I like it, but don't love it! Charlie Muffin is going to be a favourite I think after my reaction to the first one - time for the second one soon!

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  6. Wow, this is the box with all the exciting graphic covers. Some real beauties there.

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    1. Shame my phone camera doesn't do them justice - easier to blame that than me!

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