Monday, 26 October 2015

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART FIFTY-TWO

Another week, another 50 from the madhouse........

Tub 52 and I still can't take a decent photo!

Henry Chang, Douglas Kennedy, Nicholas Blincoe, Chris Offutt, James Sallis,

Manchester crime!

Stephen Fry, Stieg Larsson, Robert Lewis, Michael Simkins, Kevin Wignall,

Intriguing

Welsh Crime

National treasure

Italian author

Short-lived Crime magazine

Bullet 7 - the last issue

Niccolo Ammaniti, Dave Boling, Bullet x 3

Ian Banks, Bill Pronzini, Lynne Raimondo, Charlotte Carter, plus a horror anthology

Nameless 2012 book
Bill Pronzini, R.D. Wingfield, Anthony Bourdain, Mark Billingham, Val McDermid,

Chef-cum-author

Stella Rimington, James Patterson, Val McDermid, Robert Wilson, Charles Williams,

60s pulp

Liz Carlyle book 3

Lynn Kostoff, Bill Pronzini, Friedrich Durrenmatt x 2, T. Jefferson Parker, M.J. McGrath,

Read one from him so far and loved it - The Long Fall

Early Parker standalone novel

Nameless mystery

P.G. Sturges, Ben Elton, Stan Jones x 2, Bill Bryson,

Alaskan mystery

Brian Freemantle, P.G.Sturges, Albert French, Margaret Miller, Manning O'Brine,
Late 60s espionage - crap photo!

Margaret Millar from the 50s

Shortcut Man book 3

 William Lindsay Gresham, William Marshall, James Hawes, John Sandford,

Hong Kong set series, book 3 from the 70s

40s crime

Tub 52 put to bed


HIGHLIGHTS.... I'm looking forward to a bit of Kevin Wignall, P. G. Sturges and Lynn Kostoff in particular. T. Jefferson Parker hasn't disappointed yet either. Neither has Bill Pronzini.

LOWLIGHTS..... I'm not too sure why I bought the Iain Banks book and similarly Robert Wilson. Hopefully reading them changes my mind!

FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:

AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES
AMMANITI NICCOLO STEAL YOU AWAY 2006
BANKS IAIN ESPEDAIR STREET 1987
BILLINGHAM MARK SCAREDY CAT 2002 TT2
BLINCOE NICHOLAS ACID CASUALS 1995
BOLING DAVE GUERNICA 2008
BOURDAIN ANTHONY GONE BAMBOO 1997
BRYSON BILL DOWN UNDER 2000
CARTER CHARLOTTE WALKING BONES 2002
CHANG HENRY CHINATOWN BEAT 2006 DJY1
DUHRENMATT FRIEDRICH THE JUDGE AND HIS HANGMAN 1954
DUHRENMATT FRIEDRICH SUSPICION 2006
ELTON BEN PAST MORTEM 2004
FREEMANTLE BRIAN THE VIETNAM LEGACY 1984
FRENCH ALBERT I CAN'T WAIT ON GOD 1998
FRY STEPHEN THE FRY CHRONICLES 2010
GRESHAM WILLIAM LINDSAY NIGHTMARE ALLEY 1946
HAWES JAMES RANCID ALUMINIUM 1997
JEFFREY KEITH BULLET 5 (ed.) 2005 B5
JEFFREY KEITH BULLET 7 (ed.) 2006 B7
JEFFREY KEITH BULLET 3 (ed.) 2004 B3
JONES STAN WHITE SKY, BLACK ICE 1999 NA1
JONES STAN FROZEN SUN 2008 NA3
KENNEDY DOUGLAS THE DEAD HEART 1994
KOSTOFF LYNN LATE RAIN 2010
LARSSON STIEG THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE 2009 M2
LEWIS ROBERT THE LAST LLANELLI TRAIN 2005 RL1
MARSHALL WILLIAM  GELIGNITE 1975 YS3
McDERMID VAL CLEAN BREAK 1995 KB4
McDERMID VAL BENEATH THE BLEEDING 2007 TH+CJ5
McGRATH M. J. THE BOY IN THE SNOW 2012 EK2
MILLAR MARGARET BEAST IN VIEW 1955
MORRELL DAVID CREEPERS 2005 FB1
O'BRINE MANNING MILLS 1969 M1
OFFUTT CHRIS THE GOOD BROTHER 1997
PARKER T. JEFFERSON LITTLE SAIGON 1988
PATTERSON JAMES FOUR BLIND MICE 2002 AC8
PRONZINI BILL SCHEMERS 2009 N34
PRONZINI BILL FEMME 2012 N
RAIMONDO LYNNE DANTE'S POISON 2014 MA2
RIMINGTON STELLA ILLEGAL ACTION 2007 LC3
SALLIS JAMES CRIPPLE CREEK 2006 T2
SANDFORD JOHN HIDDEN PREY 2004 LD15
SIMKINS MICHAEL FATTY BATTER 2007
STONE/HALL MICHAEL/CHRISTOPHER J. BADASS HORROR (ed.) 2006
STURGES P. G. TRIBULATIONS OF A SHORTCUT MAN 2012 SM2
STURGES P. G. ANGEL'S GATE 2013 SM3
WIGNALL KEVIN AMONG THE DEAD 2002
WILLIAMS CHARLES THE LONG SATURDAY NIGHT 1962
WILSON ROBERT THE HIDDEN ASSASSINS 2006 JF3
WINGFIELD R.D A TOUCH OF FROST 1987 JF2

13 comments:

  1. You've got some good 'uns there, Col. Can't beat a bit of Nameless, and I see you have some Stan Jones, too. I like his series very much. You've reminded me, too, that I want to put a Henry Chang novel in the spotlight at some point. His detective Yu stories are well-written, I think.

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    1. Margot, I'm looking forward to both Chang and Jones when I eventually get there! Sometime in the next 10 years probably...

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  2. Col, that first Bill Pronzini cover is really something. It doesn't look like a 2012 publication; more like 60s or 70s.

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    1. It definitely has a Pulp look to it, Prashant.

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  3. I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Duhrenmatts, once you get to them. I enjoyed them really quite a lot.

    I like the look of the Ammaniti and the Jones. I must see if they're in the library when I'm in there later today.

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    1. I'm sure I only buy books to hoard rather than read. All 3 authors mentioned I haven't yet gotten to.

      I'm probably most interested in Jones and the Alaskan setting, as I've only ever read Call of the Wild from the region.

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  4. Some interesting books there. I want to read more of Henry Chang, and I have WHITE SKY, BLACK ICE by Stan Jones. I have read a couple of books by Robert Wilson, two very different books. But not any from the series that THE HIDDEN ASSASSIN is in.

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    1. Chang or Jones are two (of many) I haven't read anything by yet. The Wilson books aren't singing out to me, still if I ever need a doorstop.

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  5. Of these I think the ones I would be interested, I have already read! So this particular set doesn't tempt me, I'm not off looking them up on amazon....

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    1. I thought the chef turned author might call out to you, but never mind there's always tubs 53!

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  6. Margaret Millar catches my eye - I keep seeing her name popping up with good recommendations.

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    1. I've not yet read her, or her other half.......2016 perhaps?

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