Friday, January 07, 2011

What to Read 41: John Farrow (Trevor Ferguson)

What to Read 41: John Farrow (Trevor Ferguson)

Canadian novelist Trevor Ferguson never sold many novels under his own name. So, he took on the pseudonym John Farrow and wrote a Montreal set detective novel entitled City of Ice and sold a lot of books.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Violent Seniors, Pestering, Gagnon, Mike Hammer, Double Don Winslow


The American by George Clooney. Incognito arms maker lives in Italy.


Damn Near Dead 2 edited by [some guy]. "An anthology of senior noir." Crime fiction featuring senior citizen characters. Stories by Ace Atkins, Don Winslow, Christa Faust, Lansdale, Anthony Neil Smith and others. We also have Damn Near Dead which was good. EDIT: I reviewed the first one.

Kidnap & Ransom by Michelle Gagnon. Lee Goldberg did an interview and, earlier, posted a photo.


Saul Bellow: Letters edited by Benjamin Taylor. I've had a patron pestering me about this one. He will be happy.

AudioBook on CD

The New Adventure's of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Volume 2 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. 2 hours on 2 CDs. Read by Stacy Keach and cast. Collins has been working on cleaning up or almost completely writing some of Spillane's old drafts.

The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow. 20 hours on 16 CDs. Drug trade in California.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Flat Tire, Two Usual Suspects

Flat Tire

I had another tire go flat. My wife is convinced the tires were old or poorly stored before installed on the car.


Home Free by Fern Michaels. Cover illustration of tulips in front of a picket fence.

Large Print

Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy. Cover illustration has the silhouette of an AK.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Two Shoot'Em Ups, Two Ghost Stories, One Murder Story

Adult Fiction

Dead Zero by Stephen Hunter. .30 caliber rifle love once again with Bob Lee Swagger shooting people from afar. Swagger is called for help when a new Afghan ally is being gunned for by a Marine sniper.

The Outlaws by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. "A Presidential agent novel". Judging from the map on the inside the novel's characters go to Midland, TX, Fort Detrich, MD, Philadelphia, Washington, Fort Bragg, For Rucker, Tampa, Ciego de Avila in Cuba, La Orchila off the coast of Venzuela, Suncion in Paraguay, Buenos Aires, Montevideo in Uruguay, Puerto Montt in Chile, San Carlos de Bariloches and Ushuaia in Argentina, Paris, Marburg an der lahn in Germany, Vienna, Budapest, North Kurdufan in Sudan, Kisangani in the Congo, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and Moscow.

If you actually read that list of locations maybe you thought of this:

In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz. Open shirted guy on cover.

Secrets of the Grave by Tami Hoag. How do you pronounce her last name?

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz . Serial killer's crimes being recreated. Both the Koontz novel and the Hoag novel have crows on the cover.