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text 2017-09-24 23:18
Reading progress update: I've read 146 out of 408 pages.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) - Roy Horniman

wow, terrific book. Rank seems to be close to performing his second slaying, while also having amorous feelings for two very different young ladies. he's a complicated man.

 

last year, roughly around this time, I read an old neglected Crime classic called Wieland, by Charles Brockden Brown (creepy and disturbing enough to also work as Horror). this year, it looks like the impressive surprise amongst hidden classics will be Israel Rank. I will never regret giving these types of books a chance.

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text 2017-09-24 17:57
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 408 pages.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) - Roy Horniman

I was worried about a fusty, cobwebby old style to bore me...but worry unfounded! it reads easier than I anticipated. and Israel, with his autobiography full of vile thoughts and mayhem, has got me in a trance when I sit down with this. pleased!

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text 2017-09-24 03:33
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 408 pages.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) - Roy Horniman

call it The Martin Edwards Ripple Effect. "Edwards made me read it"; the phrase begins to echo throughout some of the corridors of Booklikes...

 

truly, I am looking forward to this very much! 1907. A neglected "criminal POV" novel from the Edward(s!!)ian Era! Edwards made me read it...thank you, Martin Edwards.

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text 2017-09-24 00:56
Reading progress update: I've read 125 out of 250 pages.
Stalking Horse - Collin Wilcox

as Sherlock Holmes once said, in some bad fanfiction, "there's something pretty friggin' weird going on here, eh, Watsy, old bean, old bird, old hen? got a clue?...cuz I don't know what the hell's goin' on.". (non-canonical).

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text 2017-09-23 15:02
Reading progress update: I've read 32 out of 250 pages.
Stalking Horse - Collin Wilcox

I've read this series out of order, and over many years--but every time Ann's ex-husband shows up making trouble, I sort of wish Frank would just shoot him and say it was self-defence. meanwhile, a Senator--the man behind the US Prez--has recently had a heart attack, and can't be allowed to know he is getting serious death threats, but amidst total secrecy during the protection-and-investigation, Frank has to make sure no harm comes to the politician. seems like a tense, entertaining entry in this series.

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