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Tales of a Sad, Fat Wordman
Ralph Dennis
Ben Boulden
Thursday, 28 May 2020 17:05
Ben Boulden

Tales of a Sad, Fat Wordman collects a poem and five short stories by Ralph Dennis. Dennis is best known as the author of the Hardman private eye novels published in the 1970s. His work has been revita

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Tales of a Sad, Fat Wordman
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Dennis
The Darkling Halls of Ivy
Lawrence Block, ed.
Ben Boulden
Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:56
Ben Boulden

The Darkling Halls of Ivy, edited by Lawrence Block, is an excellent themed anthology with 18 stories (17 are original to this volume and one, by Peter Lovesey, is a reprint) set in and around academia. T

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The Darkling Halls of Ivy
1596069651
Block, ed.
Hoch’s Ladies
Edward D. Hoch
Ben Boulden
Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:49
Ben Boulden

Hoch’s Ladies, by Edward D. Hoch, collects 17 of the prolific short story writer’s puzzling mysteries. The three detectives are female and range from amateur sleuth, Susan Holt, to bodyguard and crimeso

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Hoch’s Ladies
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Hoch
Alabama Noir
Don Noble, ed.
Ben Boulden
Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:41
Ben Boulden

Alabama Noir, edited by Don Noble, is a beautifully engineered anthology of 16 crime and mystery stories that are heavy on setting, atmosphere, and human emotion. The tales are more Southern gothic than

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Alabama Noir
1617758086
Noble, ed.
Hole in the World
Brian Keene
Hank Wagner
Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:36
Hank Wagner

If you enjoy Burroughs and his literary progeny, you’ll get a big kick out of the work of Brian Keene’s Lost Level books, which began in 2014 with The Lost Level, and continued in 2018 with (what

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Hole in the World
1937009726
Keene