Thursday, April 05, 2012

Digital Signals That Are Translated By A Computer Into Sound

Digital Signals That Are Translated By A Computer Into Sound

Hunger Games: songs from District 12 and beyond by Neko Case and others. Songs sung by Neko Case, Secret Sisters, others. The fold-out smells weird.

Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird. A former Page mentioned this singer guy on the Facebook. I liked the songs and figured others will too. The sounds quality of this clip is much better than that previous Case clip.

Audiobooks on CD

Death Comes Silently by Carolyn Haines. 7 CDs at 9 hours. What is it with book covers looking at past a beach and wooden boardwalk to the water? I was getting sick of those covers a while ago.

A Short Sharp Shock by Kim Stanley Robinson. 4 CDs at 4.5 hours. Watch Out! Look Behind You! Run! Runnnn!!!


The Outfit starring Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker, Karen Black. Let The Violent World of Parker tell you the story. Good luck finding a decent trailer but here is an excerpt.


Mystery Writers of America Present Vengeance edited by Lee Child. I ended up on the email list for Zoe Sharp so I know she has a story in here. That and her name is right on the freaking cover. Other tales by Dennis Lehane, Alifair Burke, Michelle Gagnon.

Death Comes Silently by Carolyn Hart. Same cover as the audiobook version listed above. Duck!

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark. According to the cover an underwater tornado in a swimming pool is sucking up 50 dollar bi- Go! Don't Wait! Just GO!

Big Cat Nap by Rita Mae Brown. Sleeping cat solves a murder with - No! No! Please! No!

Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry. Murder mystery with no cats but plenty of Englishmen.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Canadian Short Stories, Paul Cain, Hunger Games Tie-Ins

Hunger Games Tie-Ins

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide by [unknown editors]. Lots of photos of teenage actors.

The World of the Hunger Games by Kate Egan. More photos of teenage actors and movie stills.

The Hunger Games: the official illustrated movie companion by [unknown editors]. More photos of teenage actors, movie stills, and behind-the-scenes photos.


The Complete Slayers by Paul Cain. Cain was a king of noir writing. Included is one novel, Fast One, and 13 short pieces written for the pulp magazines. This book is intended more for the big-time fan than casual reader. There is a biographical piece by Max Allan Collins and Lynn F. Meyers, a gallery of old cover art, and signatures of Collins, Meyers, and Ron Lesser (the cover artist).

Stopping for Strangers by Daniel Griffin. "These stories about artists, lovers, brothers and strangers acutely probe love, loss and the family ties that bind," I've met Griffin before, he's a good dude.

Separate Kingdoms by Valerie Laken. Short stories by Milwaukee based author. I read these, I liked them. Laken spent time in Russian after the cold war ended and still travels back there. She uses those experiences in some neat stories. One has a lesbian couple traveling to adopt a child but, since they are gay, they have to pretend to be a prospective single parent and her best pal.

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler. I have no idea what this is about.

Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. Some sort of mystery or thriller or suspense novel. No one probably cares what the book is about. They'll see Clark's name and read it anyway.

Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh. Another cop story. I used to read all the Wambaugh books I could get when I was in middle and high school.

Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith. Intrigue in Africa.

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin. The cover designer sleep-walked through this one. The cover is just a night time image of the U.S. capitol dome.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Crime Comic and Super Spy Guy


Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Reloaded by Poulomi Mukherjee. Modern retelling with Mumbai rickshaw driver Ali chancing across the vault of a gang of bank robbers.

Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen by Thomas Caplan. I read a good review about this one. Former spy "has become, almost by accident, the number one film star in the world." He is recruited back to spy work to stop a nuclear warhead transfer.

Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder. More Hayder horror.