Monday, 16 November 2015

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART FIFTY-FIVE

More books than you can shake a stick at, another tub.......

Tub 55!
Ben Elton, Colin Cotterill, Mark Watson, Adam Hall, Pieke Biermann,


Quiller espionage series book!

German crime from the 90s!

Series set in Laos - not yet tried Cotterill.

Gil Scott-Heron, Geoffrey Homes, Peter Temple, Sjowall and Wahloo, Peter Wahloo on his own, 

Australian crime.

40s crime!

Richard Currey, Colin Cotterill, Abraham Rodriguez, David Benioff, Chris Bunch-Allan Cole,

Cormac McCarthy, Peter Temple, Richard Stark, Don Winslow, Mark McNay, 

Savages - also a film - I hope the book is better!

Parker 22!

Aussie Great Peter Temple!

Woody Haut, Colin Bateman, Rusty Young, Robert McLiam Wilson, Giampiero Rigosi, 

Italian crime!

Woody Haut crime fiction study!

Sports autobiography - Journeyman Footballer - I think he was a bit better than that actually.
Lex McAulay, John Gardner, Rowland Morgan, Martin Cruz Smith, Garry Nelson,

Rowland Morgan,

Gardner and Boysie Oakes!

MacDonald Lloyd, Herbert Lieberman, Stuart Pawson, Terry Pratchett-Neil Gaiman, Robert Leininger, 

Amazing cover! Great title!

Herbert Lieberman - 80s reading favourite of mine!

Don Winslow under a pseudonym!

Peter Robinson, George V. Higgins, Mike Ripley, John Harvey, Paul McGrath, 

Angel series book!

Alexander Baron, John Le Carre, William Kowalski, Davis Miller, J. R.Creech,

William Kowalski - been compared to John Irving!
From Goole books....

Eddie's Bastard spins the warm, endearing tale of William Amos Mann IV and of the inhabitants of his eponymous small upstate New York town, Mannville.

Related in flashback by the adult Billy, the story begins with him being deposited as an infant on the doorstep of his grandfather's home in a simple wicker basket with a plain two-word message pinned to his shawl reading 'Eddie's Bastard'. Eddie had been killed in Vietnam three months earlier - his father, Thomas Mann Jnr, had given up on life, having lost his only son and, he thought, his only heir. But now, suddenly, Thomas has a grandson and an heir - if not to the once-vast Mann fortune (for Thomas had recklessly squandered that in a foolhardy enterprise just after his heroic return from WWII), then at least to the long legacy of the Mann family stories, stretching back to the Civil War.

Eddie's Bastard is filled with episodes of madcap adventure and resonates with the power of lifelong friendship. By turns hilarious, thrilling and heart-breaking, here is a début that stays in the mind long after the reading is over.
George Smiley in action!

Alexander Baron  - London Crime!

Robert Ludlum/Gayle Lynds, Colin Bateman, Val McDermid, John Gardner, Marcus Sakey, 

Another Boysie Oakes!


HIGHLIGHTS..... Peter Temple, Don Winslow, John Gardner, Martin Cruz Smith, 

LOWLIGHTS....... nothing especially - an alright tub with not too many standouts, but on the face of it, nothing to be too upset about either

FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES
BARON ALEXANDER THE LOWLIFE 1963 LF1
BATEMAN COLIN ORPHEUS RISING 2008
BATEMAN COLIN TITANIC 2020 2007 T1
BENIOFF DAVID CITY OF THIEVES 2008
BIERMANN PIEKE VIOLETTA 1990
BUNCH/COLE CHRIS/ALLAN A RECKONING FOR KINGS 1987
COTTERILL COLIN ANARCHY AND OLD DOGS 2007 DSP4
COTTERILL COLIN DISCO FOR THE DEPARTED 2006 DSP3
CREECH J. R. MUSIC AND CRIME 1989
CRUZ SMITH MARTIN NIGHTWING 1977
CURREY RICHARD FATAL LIGHT 1988
ELTON BEN BLAST FROM THE PAST 1998
GARDNER JOHN A KILLER FOR A SONG 1975 BO8
GARDNER JOHN THE AIRLINE PIRATES 1970 BO6
HALL ADAM THE SCORPION SIGNAL 1980 Q9
HARVEY JOHN STILL WATER 1996 R9
HAUT WOODY NEON NOIR 1999
HIGGINS GEORGE V. VICTORIES 1990
HOMES GEOFFREY BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH 1946
KOWALSKI WILLIAM EDDIE'S BASTARD 1999
LE CARRE JOHN TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY 1974 S5
LEININGER ROBERT KILLING SUKI FLOOD 1991
LIEBERMAN HERBERT NIGHTBLOOM 1984
LLOYD MACDONALD A WINTER SPY 1996
LUDLUM/LYNDS ROBERT/GAYLE THE ALTMAN CODE 2003 C1-4
McAULAY LEX THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN 1987
McCARTHY CORMAC SUTTREE 1979
McDERMID VAL CRACK DOWN 1994 KB3
McGRATH PAUL BACK FROM THE BRINK 2006
McLIAM WILSON ROBERT RIPLEY BOGLE 1989
McNAY MARK UNDER CONTROL 2008
MILLER DAVIS THE TAO OF MUHAMMAD ALI 1996
MORGAN ROWLAND LOW MEAN MEN 1992
NELSON GARRY LEFT FOOD FORWARD 1995
PAWSON STUART LAUGHING BOY 2002 CP8
PRATCHETT/GAIMAN TERRY/NEIL GOOD OMENS 1990
RIGOSI GIAMPIERO NIGHT BUS 2006
RIPLEY MIKE ANGEL TOUCH 1989 FMA2
ROBINSON PETER THE SUMMER THAT NEVER WAS 2003 IB13
RODRIGUEZ ABRAHAM SPIDERTOWN 1993
SAKEY MARCUS NO TURNING BACK 2009
SCOTT-HERON GIL THE VULTURE 1970
SJOWALL/WAHLOO MAJ/PER THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN 1968 MB4
STARK RICHARD NOBODY RUNS FOREVER 2004 P22
TEMPLE PETER DEAD POINT 2000 JI3
TEMPLE PETER SHOOTING STAR 1999
WAHLOO PETER THE LORRY 1962
WATSON MARK BULLET POINTS 2004
WINSLOW DON SAVAGES 2010 S2
YOUNG RUSTY MARCHING POWDER 2003

15 comments:

  1. Col, someday I'm going to sit with a stack of John le Carre's novels starting with TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER SPY, but we know that's not going to happen.

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    1. Prahsant - you and me both. What's the old saying? Live in hope and die in despair!

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    2. Fat fingers is the reason I use a regular keyboard with my laptop!

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  2. You do have a nice lot here, Col. Cruz Smith, Winslow, Temple, le Carré, McCarthy.... yes, I'd say you're set. Ooh, and two Cotterills? Definitely you're set.

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    1. Margot - agreed. I haven't yet tried Cotterill's work, but the setting seems interesting to say the least.

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  3. I remember seeing Killing Suki Flood in Maxim Jakubowski's Murder One bookshop years ago, and thinking it looked good. Never got it it though. Let us know what you think, if you get to it!

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    1. Why didn't you "borrow it" from the shelves? I used to love that shop. It used to be a birthday treat going up there with a few quid burning a hole in my pocket. He has new(old) book out soon - Gumshoe from Oceanview.
      http://www.jasonbovberg.com/rediscovering-robert-leininger/

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  4. I am back to envy, again, Col. Several books here I would not mind having. Not that I need more.

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    1. If you were local, I'd lend them to you, but then I'd no doubt be borrowing some as well, so the pile would never decrease!

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  5. I like this box - this is the sort of random selection I'd like to find in a hotel room or beach-house.

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    1. You'll have to pop over and borrow the tub, Vicki!

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  6. Vicki has it just right - just what you'd find on the windowsill of the beach-house. I always think I should read more Winslow, because I've really liked him in the past. And Tinker Tailor is an excellent book. (with a TV series and a film to compare it with.)

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    1. Has Winslow appeared on your blog? I've read a two or three from him but not much lately. Tinker Tailor - I loved the film, but never caught the TV series.

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