The Summing Up, Friday, December 28, 2012

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Dec 282012

 My review of STARLET is up at Crimespree Cinema.

The Summing Up, Friday, December 28, 2012

Patti Abbott, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
Sergio Angelini, 1954, Donald Hamilton
Joe Barone ,WRACK AND RUNE by Charlotte MacLeod
Les Blatt,Too Many Clients, Rex Stout
Bill Crider, Passage by Night, Hugh Marlowe
Scott Cupp, Roads, Seabury Quinn 
Martin Edwards, Who Saw Her Die, Patricia Moyes 
Elizabeth Foxwell, Crime Hound, Mary Semple Scott    
 Jerry House, Shadows in the Sun, Chad Oliver
Randy Johnson,Getting in the Wind, Harlan Ellison
George Kelley,Desperate Days, Selected Mysteries, Vol 2. Jack Vance
Margot Kinberg, Karin Alvtegen’s Betrayal

Rob Kitchin, Crime at Christmas.CHB Kitchin
B.V. Lawson,Under the Snow, Kerstin Ekman
Evan Lewis,The Crooking Finger, Cleve F. Adams
Steve Lewis,Blye Moon, Peter Duchin and John Morgan Wilson
Todd Mason,Monad, edited by Damon Knight
J.F. Norris,Sunday Pigeon Murders, Craig Rice
Neer,The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
James Reasoner,Private Club, Orrie Hitt
Richard Robinson, The Coroner’s Lunch, Colin Cotterill
Ron Scheer,Nevada, Zane Gray
Michael Slind, Clandestine, James Ellroy
Kevin Tipple/Barry Ergang, The Murder’s Book, Tage la Cour and Harald Mogensen
Prashant Trikannad ,Atlantic Scramble, Don Pendleton and Gar Wilson
Zybahn, Blood and Water and other Tales, Patrick McGrath

The Summing Up, Friday, December 14, 2012

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Dec 142012

A review of LINCOLN is up on Crimespree Cinema. 

The Summing Up, Friday, December 14, 2012

Patti Abbott, Blue Heaven, C.J. Box
Sergio Angelini  Murder at Cambridge, Q Patrick
Joe Barone, Rest You, Merry, Charlotte MacLeod
Les Blatt , The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
Brian Busby , Murder in the Rough, Leslie Allen
Bill Crider, When the Killing Starts, Ted Wood
Scott Cupp  Trouble in Bugland, William Kotzwinkle
Martin Edwards, The Imposter, Helen McCloy
Curt Evans , The Ferguson Affair, Ross Macdonald
Jerry House, The Blank Wall, Elizabeth Sanxay Holding
Randy Johnson, The Aluminum Turtle, Baynard Kendrick
Nick Jones , The Deep Blue Goodbye; Nightmare in Pink, John D. MacDonald
George Kelley, Titus Cros, Brian Lumley
B.V. Lawson , Ambush for Anatol, John Sherman
Evan Lewis , Lost Adventures of the Continental Op, Dashiell Hammett
Steve Lewis Follow as the Night, Patricia McGerr
Todd Mason  WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF ’65? by David Wallechinsky and Michael Medved
J.F. Norris, Death on a Ferris Wheel, Aylwin Lee Martin
Deb Pfeifer, The Widower, Georges Simenon
James Reasoner, The Complete Color Terry and the Pirates Vol. 1, Milton Caniff
Richard Robinson. Roscoes in the Night, Robert Leslie Bellem
Gerard Saylor, Holmes on the Range, Steve Hockensmith
Ron Scheer, Agnes Christina Laut, The Freebooters of the Wilderness
Michael Slind, The Long Embrace, Judith Freeman
Kevin Tipple?Barry Ergang The Jugger, Richard Stark
TomCat, Holiday Mysteries
Zybahn , Song of Kali, Dan Simmons

The Summing Up, Friday, December, 7, 2012

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Dec 072012

There is a review of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK up at Crimespree Cinema. Was I too harsh?

Ray Bradbury Works

Patti Abbott, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Sergio Angelini,, A Graveyard for Lunatics
 Bradbury Media , Naming of Ray Bradbury Square in L.A.
Bill Crider, A Memory of Murder
Jerry House. Links to Bradbury Works
Randy Johnson, A Pleasure to Burn
Nick Jones , The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 & 2
George Kelley, The Stories of Ray Bradbury
B.V. Lawson , Vintage Bradbury
Todd Mason,  An Assortment of Bradbury, Bloch, etc.
Jeff Meyerson, A Memory of Murder
Richard Pangburn, A Discussion of Ray Bradbury
James Reasoner, “Jonah of the Jove Run” PLANET STORIES
Richard Robinson , Dandelion Wine
Ron Scheer, “The Last Night of the World”
Prashant Trikannad, An Impatient Gulliver Above Our Roofs

And other remembered books
Brian Busby , The Sixth of January, Jim Lotz
Martin Edwards, The Department of Dead Ends, Roy Vickers
Curt Evans, Murder of a Matriarch, Hugh Austin
Margot Kinberg, March Violets, Philip Kerr
Evan Lewis, Hammett Homicides
J.F. Norris , Burglars in Bucks, G.D.H. and Margaret Cole
Juri Nummelin, Dirt Rich, Clark Howard
Gerard Saylor , Plays of the 60s Vol 3, Katherine Brisbane
Michael Slind, A Banner of Pegasus, John and Emery Bonett
Kevin Tipple/Patrick Ohl, Mischief, Charlotte Armstrong

The Summing Up, Friday, November 30, 2012

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Nov 302012

 Check out my review of THE SESSIONS on Crimespree Cinema.

The Summing Up, Friday, November 30, 2012
Sergio Angelini, The House, Hilda Lawrence
Yvette Banek, Final Curtain, Ngaio Marsh
Joe Barone, The New Shoe, Arthur B, Upfield
Les Blatt, The Nine Tailers, Dorothy B, Sayers
Brian Busby, Bilingual Today, French Tomorrow, J.V. Andrews
Bill Crider, The Mystery Lover’s Companion, Art Bourgeau
Scott Cupp, Hannes Bok, edited by Joseph Wrzos
Martin Edwards, Let’s Pretend, Jacqueline Wilson
Curt Evans, A Girl Died Laughing, Viola Paradis
Jerry House, The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic. Tem and Melanie Tem
Randy Johnson, Alley Girk, Jonathan Craig
Nick Jones, The Big Bounce, Elmore Leonard
George Kelley, Cogan’s Trade, George V. Higgins
Margot Kinberg, Desert Wives, Betty Webb
Rob Kitchin, Cypress Grove, James Sallis
B.V. Lawson, I Start Counting, Audrey Erskine Lindop
Evan Lewis, The Return of the Continental Op, Dashiell Hammett
Steve Lewis/Dan Stumpf, Black Friday, David Goodis
Todd Mason, Lucky Come Hawaii, Jon Shirota
Neer, Amerika, Franz Kafka
J.F. Norris, Murder to Come, Isabel Briggs Myers
Deb Pfeifer, Roadside Picnic, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
James Reasoner, Backfore, Dan Marlowe
Gerard Saylor. The Gentleman’s Hour, Don Winslow
Ron Scheer, The Road Builders, Samuel Merwin
Michael Slind, The Dime Museum Murders, Daniel Stashower
Kerrie Smith, Winter Chill, Jon Cleary
Kevin Tipple, Flrank Hawk, Terry W. Ervin II
TomCat, The Case of the Missing Sandals, Nancy Barr Mavity
Prashant Trikannad, The Discovery of India, Jawaharlal Nehru
Zybahn, Inhuman Beings. Jerry Jay Carroll

The Summing Up, Friday, November 23, 2012

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The Summing Up, Friday, November 23, 2012

Serge Angelini, NIGHTMARE (1941) by Cornell Woolrich

Brian Busby,  The Lane That Had No Turning and Other Tales Concerning the People of Pontiac
Gilbert Parker

Bill Crider, Tales from Super-Science Fiction — Edited by Robert Silverberg

 Scott Cupp, Rip Hunter, Time Master by Jack Miller and various artists,

Martin Edwards, The Sweepstake Murders, J. J. Connington

Curt Evans,  One Murdered, Two Dead (1936), by Milton M. Propper

Ed Gorman,  Deadlier Than The Male by James Gunn 

Jerry House, The Green Queen by Margaret St. Clair (1956)

Nick Jones,  Assignment to Disaster, Edward S. Aarons 


B.V. Lawson, Red Christmas, Patrick Ruell 

Juri Nummelin, David Hume: Midnight’s Last Bow

James Reasoner,  Blonde Bait – Ed Lacy (Leonard Zinberg)

Ron Scheer Gilbert Parker, Northern Lights 

Kevin Tipple/Barry Ergang, SHARKS NEVER SLEEP, William F. Nolan –

Prashant Trikannad, Saddle on a Cloud, Frank C. Robertson

The Summing Up, Friday, November 16, 2012

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Nov 162012

                                   My brother, Jeff’s wedding in  August, 1978.

 The Summing Up, Friday, November 16, 2012

Patti Abbott , The Search for Warren Harding, Robert Plunket
Sergio Angelini , The Zebra-Striped Hearse, Ross Macdonald
Brian Busby , The Kidnapping of the President, Charles Templeton
Bill Crider, The Comeback, Dan J. Maarlowe
Scott Cupp, Hazards, Mike Resnick
Martin Edwards, The Stoat, Lynn Brock
Curt Evans,  Bamburg Bog, Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Ed Gorman, A Touch of Death, Charles Williams
Randy Johnson, Frankincense and Murder, Baynard Kendrick
Nick Jones, Operation Drumfire, Dan J. Marlowe
George Kelly, The Weird, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
Margot Kinberg, The Paris Lawyer, Sylvie Granotier
B.V. Lawson, Mystery of he Queen Mary, Bruce Graeme
Evan Lewis, 42 Days for Murder, Roger Torrey
Steve Lewis/William F. Deeck, The Chinese Doll, Wilson Tucker
Todd Mason, Dark Descent, ed. David Hartwell
J.F. Norris, The Double Death of Frederic Belot, Claude Aveline
Richard Pangburn, Thanksgiving, Michael Dibdin
Deb Pfeifer, Looking Glass Justice, Jeffrey Ashford
James Reasoner, The Brat, Gil Brewer
Richard Robinson, The Mother Goose Murders, Walter Gibson
Gerard Saylor Escape Clause, James O. Born
Ron Scheer, The Hearts of the Red Firs, Ada Woodruff Anderson
Michael Slind,  The Queen is Dead, Ellery Queen
Kerrie Smith, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender, Marele Day
Kevin Tipple/Patrick Ohl, The John Riddell Murder Case, John Riddell
Prashant Trikannad, The Lone Deputy, Wayne D. Overholser
TomCat, The Moon Rock, Arthur J.Rees

The Summing Up, Friday, November 9, 2012

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Nov 092012

The Summing Up, Friday, November 9, 2012

Don’t forget December 7th is Ray Bradbury Day here. 

Patti Abbott, The Expendable Man, Dorothy B Hughes
Sergio Angelini, The Yellow Dog, Georges Simenon
Yvette Banek, Maigret;’s Christmas, George Simenon
 Brian Busby, The Pioneer Preacher, Neville Trueman
Bill Crider, Bad Monkeys. Matthew Ruff
Scott Cupp, The Blues Ain’t Nothin’, Tina L. Jens
Martin Edwards. My Brother’s Killer. D. M. Devine
Curt Evans , The Hugh Rennert Detective Novels of Todd Downing
Elisabeth Grace Foley , Ten Forgotten Authors
Jerry House , Blood Dance, Joe R. Lansdale
Randy Johnson, The Cutler Books, Pt. 3, H.V. Elkin
Nick Jones, The Volcanoes of San Domingo, Adam Hall
George Kelley, Storm Front and Fool Moon, Jim Butcher
Margot Kinberg, Executive Privilege, Phillip Margolin
B.V. Lawson, The House of Balnesmoor, Hugh C. Rae
Evan Lewis, TV Tie-Ins, Kurt Peer
Steve Lewis/Mike Nevins , Fools Die on Friday, A.A. Fair
J.F. Norris, Auntie Beardie, Joseph Shearing
Deb Pfeifer, Compulsion, Meyer Levin
James Reasoner, The Case of the Daring Decoy, Erle Stanley Gardner
Richard Robinson, The Private Practice of Michael Shayne, Bret Halliday
Ron Scheer, The Backwoodsman, Charles G.D. Roberts
Ron Scheer, Find a Victim, Ross Macdonald
Michael Slind, A Fatal Inversion, Barbara Vine
Kerrie Smith ,The Color Purple, Alice Walker
Kevin Tipple/Barry Ergang, Catspaw Ordeal, Edward Ronns
TomCat, Ellery Queen
Prashant Trikanna, Journey Toward Death, Amos Aricha

The Summing Up, Friday, November 2, 2012

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Nov 022012

 A review of SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS is on Crimespree Cinema.

The Summing Up, Friday, November 2, 2012

Anthony Ambrogio, The Boys from Brazil, Ira Levin
Sergio Angelini, The Beast of the Camargue, Xavier Marie Bonnet
Joe Barone, The Sky Took Him, Donis Casey
Brian Busby, The Soul Eater, Thomas P. Kelley
Bill Crider, Angel, Gil Brewer
Martin Edwards, Dead Men’s Morris, Glady Mitchell
Curt Evans, Sisters Are Doin’ For Themselves: The Sisters of Cain, Mary Collins
Elisabeth Grace Foley, Poor Dear Margaret Kirby, Kathleen Norris
Ed Gorman, House of Flesh, Bruno Fisher
Jerry House, The Dead Boy Detectives, Jill Thompson
Randy Johnson, The Cutler Books, Part 2, H.V. Elkin
Nick Jones, Man Hungry, Alan Marshall
George Kelley, The Leiber Chronicles, ed. Martin Greenbert
Margot Kinberg, Blood and Groom, Jill Edmondson
B.V. Lawson, Aristotle Detective, Margare Doody
Evan Lewis, The Continental Op, Dashiell Hammett
Steve Lewis, The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks, James Anderson
Todd Mason, Ghost and Things ed, Hal Cantor; Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories to Be Read
With the Door Locked, Harold Q. Masur
J.F. Norris, Someone Like You, Roald Dahl
Richard Pangburn, Heaven’s Keep, William Kent Kruger
Deb Pfeifer, The Rules of the Game, Georges Simenon
James Reasoner, Flint, Gil Dodge (Arnold Hano)
Gerard Saylor, Multiple Man, Ben Bova
Ron Scheer, Woodsmen of the West, Martin Allendale Grainger
Michael Slind, Doll. Ed McBain
Kerrie Smith, The Scarlett Inheritance, Robert Ludlum
Kevin Tipple, The Surest Poison, Chester D. Campbell
Prashant Trikkanad, The Ninth Configuration, William Peter Blatty
TomCat, The Body Beautiful, Bill S. Ballinger
Zybahn, Children of the Night, John Blackburn

The Summing Up, Friday, October 26, 2012

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Oct 262012

 The Summing Up, Friday, October 26, 2012

Patti Abbott, Sleep and His Brother, Peter Dickinson
Sergio Angelini,  The Wench is Dead, Fredric Brown
Yvette Banet, River of Darkness, Rennie Airth
Joe Barone, The Laughing Policeman, Sjowall and Wahloo
Brian Busby , The Unchanged East, Robert Barr
Bill Crider, The Good Old Stuff, John D. MacDonald
Scott Cupp, The Weird, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
Martin Edwards, The Death Wish, Elizabeth Sanxay Holding
Curt Evans, The Arm of Mrs. Egan, Willain Henry Harvey
Ed Gorman, The Ever-Running Man, Marcia Muller Jerry House, In His Shadow, Dave Zeltserman
Randy Johnson, The Cutter Book
George Kelley Cold Hand In Mine: Strange Stories, Robert Packman
Margot Kinberg , Dying to Sin, Stephen Booth
Rob Kitchin, Death in Tuscany, Michele Guittiari
B.V. Lawson, Let’s Talk of Graves, Worms and Epitaphs, Robert Player
Evan Lewis, Fortress of Solitude, Lester Dent
Steve Lewis/Dan Stumpf, Confesssions of a (English) Opoim Eater, Thomas De Quincey
Todd Mason, The Book of Fritz Leiber, The Best of Fritz Leiber, The Worlds of Fritz Leiber
Neer, Twelve Red Herrings, Jeffrey Archer
J.F. Norris,A Female Detective, Andrew Forrester
Richard Pangburn, Inside Job, Connie Willis
Deb Pfeifer, Uncle Paul, Celia Fremlin
James Reasoner, Raider of the Seas, Warren Hastings Miller
Richard Robinson, Nemesis, Agatha Christie
Ron Scheer, Death Valley Slim and other Stories, Pauline Wilson Worth
Kerrie Smith, A Quiver Full of Arrows, Jeffrey Archer
Kevin Tipple/Patrick Ohl, A Beast in View, Margare Millar
TomCat, Stalking Dragon, Mike Resnick

My review of LOOPER is right here. 

The Summing Up, Friday, October 19, 2012

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Oct 192012

Patti Abbott Ghost, Alan Lightman(link below)
Sergio Angelini, Veronica’s Room, Ira Levin
Yvette Banek, Ethan Frome. Edith Wharton
Joe Barone, Hornswaggled, Donis Casey
Brian Busby, The Fabulous Kelley, Thomas P. Kelley, Jr.
Bill Crider, Frontier Lawyer, Lawrence L. Blaine
Scott Cupp, Road Trip, Mark Finn
Martin Edwards, Les Magiciennes, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Curt Evans, The Third Eye, Ethel Lina White
Elisabeth Grace Foley, Wind of Destiny, Sara Lindsay Coleman
Ed Gorman, Having Wonderful Crime, Craig Rice (link below)
Jerry House, No lLade of Grass, John Christopher
Randy Johnson Juvenile Westerns
Nick Jones, Peter George
George Kelley, American Science Fiction, 1953-56; 1956-58, ed. by Gary K. Wolfe
Margot Kinberg , Raven Black, Ann Cleeves
B.V. Lawson, A Time for Pirates, Gavin Black
Evan Lewis, Silent are the Lead, George Harmon Coxe
Steve Lewis, The Jansen Directive, Robert Ludlum
Todd Mason, The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country & Western Music by Stambler & Landon; Blues Who’s Who by Harris; The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists ed. Wallace & Manitoba
Neer , V is for (the ) Vision, Dean R. Koontz
Stephen Nester, True Confessions, John Gregory Dunne
J.F. Norris, The Deadly Truth, Helen McCloy
Juri Nummelin, The Captain Must Die, Robert Colby
Richard Pangburn, Thurber on Humor, Thurber
David Rachels, Ask the Parrot, Richard Stark
James Reasoner, The Cage, Talmadge Powell
Richard Robinson , A Caribbean Mystery, Agatha Christie
Gerard Saylor, Blood’s a Rover, James Ellroy
Ron Scheer, The Red-Blooded, Edgar Beecher Bronson
Kerrie Smith, Well-Schooled in Murder, Elizabeth George
Kevin Tipple, The Last Call, George Wier
Prashant Trikanna, Murder on the Links, Agatha Christie 

A review of ARGO is up at Crimespree Cinema.