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text 2019-05-21 23:30
Detection Club Bingo: My Progress So Far
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - Martin Edwards
The Golden Age of Murder - Martin Edwards
The Hollow Man - John Dickson Carr
Poison In The Pen - Patricia Wentworth
File on Fenton & Farr - Q. Patrick
Bats in the Belfry - E.C.R. Lorac
Trial and Error (Arcturus Crime Classics) - Anthony Berkeley
Nightmare - Lynn Brock
A Question of Proof - Nicholas Blake
The Secret of High Eldersham - Miles Burton

 

Whee -- only two squres to go for blackout!

 

The Squares / Chapters:

1. A New Era Dawns: Ernest Bramah - The Tales of Max Carrados;

Emmuska Orczy - The Old Man in the Corner

2. The Birth of the Golden Age: A.A. Milne - The Red House Mystery
3. The Great Detectives:
Margery Allingham - The Crime at Black Dudley, Mystery Mile, Look to the Lady, Police at the Funeral, Sweet Danger, Death of a Ghost, Flowers for the Judge, The Case of the Late Pig, Dancers in Mourning, The Fashion in Shrouds, Traitor's Purse, and The Tiger in the Smoke;

Anthony Berkeley - The Poisoned Chocolates Case;

Patricia Wentworth - Miss Silver Intervenes, Latter End, The Watersplash, The Traveller Returns, Poison in the Pen, The Clock Strikes Twelve, The Alington Inheritance, The Gazebo, The Benevent Treasure, Anna Where Are You?, The Key, The Ivory Dagger, Out of the Past, The Silent Pool, The Catherine Wheel, and The Fingerprint;

Agatha Christie - Murder at the Vicarage

4. 'Play Up! Play Up! and Play the Game!': Freeman Wills Crofts - The Hog's Back Mystery;

Dennis Wheatley and J.G. Links - Murder off Miami;

Members of the Detection Club - The Floating Admiral

5. Miraculous Murders: Anthony Wynne - Murder of a Lady;

John Dickson Carr - The Hollow Man

6. Serpents in Eden: Agatha Christie - The Moving Finger;

John Bude - The Lake District Murder;

Patricia Wentworth - Poison in the Pen;

Miles Burton - The Secret of High Eldersham

7. Murder at the Manor: Mavis Doriel Hay - The Santa Klaus Murder;

Ethel Lina White - The Spiral Staircase (aka Some Must Watch);

Georgette Heyer - Penhallow

8. Capital Crimes: Mavis Doriel Hay - Murder Underground;

E.C.R. Lorac - Bats in the Belfry

9. Resorting to Murder: Dorothy L. Sayers - Five Red Herrings;

Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile

10. Making Fun of Murder: Edmund Crispin - The Moving Toyshop;

Alan Melville - Quick Curtain

11. Education, Education, Education: Mavis Doriel Hay - Death on the Cherwell
12. Playing Politics
13. Scientific Enquiries:
Christopher St. John Sprigg - Death of an Airman;

Freeman Wills Crofts - Mystery in the Channel

14. The Long Arm of the Law: Henry Wade - Lonely Magdalen
15. The Justice Game: Anthony Berkeley - Trial and Error;

Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express
16. Multiplying Murders:
Anthony Berkeley - The Silk Stocking Murders
17. The Psychology of Crime:
Lynn Brock - Nightmare
18. Inverted Mysteries:
Anne Meredith - Portrait of a Murderer

19. The Ironists: Anthony Rolls - Family Matters;

Anthony Berkeley - The Wychford Poisoning Case

20. Fiction from Fact: Josephine Tey - The Franchise Affair

21. Singletons
22. Across the Atlantic: Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr. Ripley;

Q. Patrick (Richard Wilson Webb and Hugh Wheeler) - File on Fenton and Farr;

Mary Roberts Rinehart - Locked Doors  and The Red Lamp

23. Cosmopolitan Crimes: Georges Simenon - Pietr le Letton (Pietr the Latvian)
24. The Way Ahead: Nicholas Blake - A Question of Proof

 

Free Square / Eric the Skull: Martin Edwards - The Golden Age of Murder

 

The book that started it all:

Martin Edwards - The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

 

The Detection Club Reading Lists:
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: The "100 Books" Presented
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: Other Books Mentioned, Chapters 1-5

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: Other Books Mentioned, Chapters 6 & 7
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: Other Books Mentioned, Chapters 8-10
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: Other Books Mentioned, Chapters 11-15
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: Other Books Mentioned, Chapters 16-20
The story of Classic Crime in 100 Books: Other Books Mentioned, Chapters 21-24

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text 2019-05-21 20:35
Reading progress update: I've read 33%.
Lisey's Story - Stephen King

I am realizing now that "Lisey's Story" is a combo of some of King's earlier and then later works. Lisey herself is like an early version of Holly from the Bill Hodges story. Her saying "smucking" is working my freaking nerves. Swear or don't, but my eyes are staring to glaze over. We also have a mysterious man telling Lisey she better provide Scott's papers or he is going to hurt her. This man can't spell and is southern, reminds me a bit of "Secret Window." 

 

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review 2019-05-20 19:28
The Whispering Hollows Novella's by Lisa Unger
The Whispers: A Whispers Story - Lisa Unger
The Burning Girl: A Whispers Story - Lisa Unger
The Three Sisters: A Whispers Story (The Whispers Series) - Lisa Unger

๏ ๏ ๏ Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏

 

The Whispers - Novella 1
The Burning Girl - Novella 2
The Three Sisters - Novella 3
Psychic Powers
Some Mystery

 

With Audio Performed by January LaVoy

 

 

 


๏ ๏ ๏ My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏

 

Collectively in eBook format these three novella's are available as a set with this cover:

 

 

I listened to each one separately, but consecutively on Audio, which was performed by one of my favorite narrators, January LaVoy. I listened to this mainly so I would be up to speed for Ink & Bone by Lisa Unger. These short novellas are sort of a prequel to that story. These were each very short, quick listens and while I didn't find them overly special...I'm certainly not upset with spending my day with them.

 

๏ ๏ ๏ MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏

 

3STARS - GRADE=C

 

 


๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏


Plot⇝ 2.7/5
Narration Performance⇝ 4.5/5
Characters⇝ 3.7/5
The Feels⇝ 3/5
Pacing⇝ 2.5/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 2.5/5
Ending⇝ 2.7/5
๏ ๏ ๏
Setting⇝ The Hollows
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library & Scribd)
๏ ๏ ๏

 

 

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text 2019-05-20 18:01
Reading progress update: I've read 22%.
Lisey's Story - Stephen King

I wonder at times was Lisey and Scott's story a real love story? Because when you get further into the story a lot of it felt like Scott manipulating Lisey. That said, this was a favorite of mine when I read this on vacation in Jordan in 2009. I remember waiting to go off on my tour of Petra and being in the first soft bed I felt in months and just snuggling in with this book. While staying there they kept calling me the girl with the book since that was all I did. Had wonderful spa treatments, went to the Dead Sea and sat and watched, and enjoyed such good food with books. 

 

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review 2019-05-18 21:46
Radiant Child
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - Javaka Steptoe

Steptoe’s illustrations echo Basquiat’s own art in this beautiful homage to a revolutionary artist. Basquiat’s story shows that artists can come from anywhere and that art does not have to be neat, clean coloring inside the lines.

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