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What to read from the used book store

The Disgrace Of Library Book Sales

I’ve mentioned this in a previous post but decided to check out three of the areas largest libraries one more time. All are known for having used book sales. Some are ongoing while one has weekends nine months of the … Continue reading

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The Demise Of The Second Hand Book Store And Library Collections

Book posts have been few and far betwen lately as I’ve been checking out work post 2000. I try and keep the majority of book posts pre 1979. That got me thinking…….. The good old stuff is disappearing…fast.In a fifty … Continue reading

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Miss Turquoise-George B.Mair (1964) (Dr.David Grant Series)

Second entry in the ten book Dr.David Grant series. The first is “Death’s Foot Forward” (1964) and the last is “Paradise Spells Danger” (1973). Grant works for NATO. It’s another series that jumps on the James Bond bandwagon with girls,guns … Continue reading

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Two Highly Recommended Sites For Crime-Mystery-Spy Fans

I’ve been using these for reference for years. Both are perfect for people like me who have to read a series from first to last. This one always updates and is a great source for new and old: http://stopyourekillingme.com/index.html This … Continue reading

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30-Day Wonder-Richard Wilson (1960)

The aliens are here and they want to become charter members of the U.N. They’re nice guys but are sticklers for the law and that causes some big problems. This is good comedy SF with some serious issues incorporated into … Continue reading

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The Wounded And The Slain-David Goodis (1955)

You want to know Noir than pick up this or any other book by the best of the best, David Goodis. He’s a master and his books are very tough to put down. This one involves a man who is … Continue reading

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Moon Base-E.C.Tubb (1962)

The British secret service gets a report that something isn’t right in the Moon Base. They send an agent up to find out what’s going on. Felix Larson says he’s there to install some lasar weapons. He’s not there long … Continue reading

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