Monday, 28 December 2015

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART SIXTY-ONE

Another week and another 50 from the library in the loft...

Tub 60 and my size 9s!

Ben Elton, Christopher Brookmyre, Billy Idol, W. Bruce Cameron, Christian G. Appy,
Cool cover, new-to-me author!

Jim Nisbet, Chris Haslam, Robert Littell, Mark SaFranko x 2,

Littell's debut from 1973.

Blog fav - SaFranko!

Ditto above - the second Max Zajack adventure!

Jim Nisbet - The Octopus on My Head!

Graham Greene, Tony Hawks, David Goodis, Clarence Cooper Jr. x 2, 

50s crime!

Clarence two-fer! 

David Peace, Charles Bukowski, Philip Kerr, Robert Lewis, plus a short story collection,

Bernie Gunther series book!

Welsh crime!

Sam Torrington, Olen Steinhauer, Richard Stark, Horace McCoy, John Wilcockson, 

30s crime!

Milo Weaver book one!

Parker series book 19-something!

Bill Bryson, Danny Wallace, Alan Furst, Tess Gerritsen, Michael Moore/Kathleen Glynn,

John LeCarre, Sean Black, Nick Hornby, Iceberg Slim, Ernesto Mallo,

Iceberg Slim

Stuart Browne - an author who sadly passed before his book was published!

Argentinian crime!

Pete Dexter, Margery Allingham, James W. Hall, Edward Bunker,
Eddie Bunker,

Pete Dexter.

Jeff Lindsay, Peter Robinson x 2, Peter James, Nick Gaitano,

Nick Gaitano aka Eugene Izzi.

Martina Cole, Quintin Jardine, Christopher Brookmyre, Nelson DeMille, Peter Robinson,

Essex crime!

Tub 61, put to bed!


HIGHLIGHTS.....2 from Mark SaFranko to look forward to. Nick Gaitano (aka Eugene Izzi), Richard Stark, Edward Bunker (a re-read), W. Bruce Cameron, Robert Lewis,

LOWLIGHTS......nothing especially, maybe a bit intimidated by the thickness of the Peter James book!

FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:


AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES
ALLINGHAM MARGERY THE TIGER IN THE SMOKE 1952 AC14
APPY CHRISTIAN G. PATRIOTS: THE VIETNAM WAR REMEMBERED FROM ALL SIDES 2003
BLACK SEAN DEAD LOCK 2010 RL2
BROOKMYRE CHRISTOPHER ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEBODY LOSES AN EYE 2004
BROOKMYRE CHRISTOPHER A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY 2001 ADX1
BROWNE STUART DANGEROUS PARKING 2000
BRYSON BILL A WALK IN THE WOODS 1998
BUKOWSKI CHARLES RUN WITH THE HUNTED 1962
BUNKER EDWARD LITTLE BOY BLUE 1981
CAMERON W. BRUCE THE MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN 2014
COLE MARTINA THE GRAFT 2004
COOPER JR. CLARENCE WEED 1961
COOPER JR. CLARENCE THE SYNDICATE 1997
DEMILLE NELSON PLUM ISLAND 1997 JC1
DEXTER PETE PARIS TROUT 1984
ELTON BEN THE FIRST CASUALTY 2005
FURST ALAN KINGDOM OF SHADOWS 2000 NS6
GAITANO NICK SPENT FORCE 1996
GERRITSEN TESS VANISH 2005 JR+MI5
GOODIS DAVID SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER 1956
GREENE GRAHAM THE CAPTAIN AND THE ENEMY 1988
HALL JAMES W. MEAN HIGH TIDE 1994 TPI3
HASLAM CHRIS EL SID 2006
HAWKS TONY ONE HIT WONDERLAND 2002
HORNBY NICK HIGH FIDELITY 1995
IDOL BILLY DANCING WITH MYSELF 2014
JAMES PETER NOT DEAD ENOUGH 2007 RG3
JARDINE QUINTIN ALARM CALL 2004 OB8
KERR PHILIP THE ONE FROM THE OTHER 2006 BG4
LE CARRE JOHN THE MISSION SONG 2006
LEWIS ROBERT SWANSEA TERMINAL 2007 RL2
LINDSAY JEFF DEARLY DEVOTED DEXTER 2005 D2
LITTELL ROBERT THE DEFECTION OF A.J. LEWINTER 1973
MALLO ERNESTO NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK 2011 IL1
MARAVELIS PETER SAN FRANCISCO NOIR (ed.) 2005
McCOY HORACE NO POCKETS IN A SHROUD 1937
MOORE/GLYNN MICHAEL/KATHLEEN ADVENTURES IN A TV NATION 1998
NISBET JIM THE OCTOPUS ON MY HEAD 2007
PEACE DAVID OCCUPIED CITY 2009 TT2
ROBINSON PETER IN A DRY SEASON 1999 IB10
ROBINSON PETER DRY BONES THAT DREAM 1994 IB7
ROBINSON PETER PIECE OF MY HEART 2005 IB16
SAFRANKO MARK LOUNGE LIZARD 2007 MZ2
SAFRANKO MARK HOPLER'S STATEMENT 1998
SLIM ICEBERG PIMP: THE STORY OF MY LIFE 1969
STARK RICHARD FLASHFIRE 2000 P19
STEINHAUER OLEN THE TOURIST 2009 MW1
TORRINGTON JEFF SWING HAMMER SWING! 1992
WALLACE DANNY JOIN ME 2012
WILCOCKSON JOHN 23 DAYS IN JULY 2004

17 comments:

  1. You have some excellent books there, I think, Col. The Mallo is great - highly recommended. And I love the cover of the Nisbet.

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    1. Cheers Margot, I know you've championed the Mallo in the past. And yes - what a cover on the Nisbet!

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  2. I was wondering how Margery Allingham got in there, but Tiger is her most thriller-like book...

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  3. Some great cover art in this batch, especially to me the Nisbet and Safranko's Lounge Lizard.
    I have Midnight Plan of the Repo Man but it is unread.

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    1. Glen, those two are my favourite covers. I like the Repo Man cover also, I bet you get to it before me!

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  4. I have read all of the Kerr books up through The One from the Other and A Quiet Flame. They seem exactly like your kind of novels. The Tourist is good, of course. (I haven't read the third in that series.)

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    1. Tracy, I think I started collecting them when he had about 5 or 6 in the series. I think he's had the 10th out this year and I still haven't read one. I wanted to finish Steinhauer's earlier books before starting the Weaver series, but that hasn't happened yet.

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    2. The early Steinhauers are the best; I will reread them someday.

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    3. I'm hoping I have time to get to them once! I think I've only gotten to two of them so far.

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  5. Oh, lots of goodies in there. The Allingham, the Robinsons, the McCoy, the Goodis, the Greene . . . I'm surprised you were able to put them back in the box.

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    1. Looking forward to the ones you mentioned, but they probably aren't the same ones I'd select first for myself.

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  6. Col, I see a lot of interesting books by new authors and with some unusual covers and titles too. I fancy Jim Nisbet's "The Octopus on My Head!"

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    1. It does look good, but I can't remember what it's about. I'll have to look it up again!

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  7. I really liked the Philip Kerr series (not up to date yet, but one day...): he is so good on that mix of history and made-up: really great research and a great noir voice. The early ones in particular are amazing.

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    1. Vicki thanks for the endorsement of Kerr, maybe I'll pull my finger out and read him before the end of the decade!
      Happy New Year to you also!

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