French, John F.: Just Passing Through (2012)

Don’t let this cover fool you. This is not some idyllic tale of life in a sunset, Oooh, no! What we have here is a regular old who-dun-it with some unexpected revelations for Sheriff Steele. Some shots are heard in the night, a body is found with some strange marks on his neck and the Sheriff’s … Continue reading French, John F.: Just Passing Through (2012)

Doctorow, Cory; someone comes to town, someone leaves town; New York, Tor Books, 2005

The clerks who’d tended Alan’s many stores—the used clothing store in the Beaches, the used book-store in the Annex, the collectible tin-toy store in Yorkville, the antique shop on Queen Street—had both benefited from and had their patience tried by Alan’s discursive nature. Alan had pretended never to notice the surreptitious rolling of eyes and … Continue reading Doctorow, Cory; someone comes to town, someone leaves town; New York, Tor Books, 2005

Authors

A   B    C    D    E    F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z A Aaron, Rachel Aaronovitch, Ben Aaronson, E.; Wilson, T.D. & Akert, RM Abbey, Lynn Abulhawa, Susan Adair, Liz Adina, Shelley Afonso, Alexandre (reblogged) Aldiss, Brian … Continue reading Authors

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: Sherlock Holmes (1887-1926)

“The Game’s Afoot!” (Sherlock Holmes) When young Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859, I doubt anyone could foresee that he would become famous with time. Even less foreseeable, would be the fact that his fame came from something as silly as detective stories. He was still in medical school when he … Continue reading Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: Sherlock Holmes (1887-1926)

Pratchett, Terry: The Watch/Vimes

Streets of Ankh-Morpork (wow) Samuel Vimes is a beautiful character. He grew up in Cockbill Street, the poorest area of Ankh-Morpork. They were so poor that while they had practically nothing to eat, at least their floors were clean enough to eat off. Getting into the Night Watch was quite a change for Sam. Now he had money for food. Being … Continue reading Pratchett, Terry: The Watch/Vimes

Pratchett, Terry: Death

Death as illustrated by Paul Kidby The Grim Reaper in the form of a skeletal body in a black robe, with a scythe and speaking in CAPITAL LETTERS appears for the first time in The Colour of Magic. His job is to collect human souls. Death is the servant of Azrael, the “Death of Universes”. … Continue reading Pratchett, Terry: Death