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February 8, 2012

BOOM TOWN (2006) by Trevor Scott

First in a series of two, so far.

Tony Caruso, a private investigator working out of his home-office in an old Ford pickup, with his German-trained bomb-sniffing dog Panzer, a Giant Schnauzer, in Bend, Oregon

It's in paperback, but a larger size. Also at Amazon Kindle for .99

Book 11 of 2012

February 6, 2012

Still on THE TORSE IN THE TOWN by Simon Brett

Been through 100 pages or so of boring conversation. I hope they stop talking and being repetitive soon. I'll finish the book, but it's not up to the others in adventuresome detective work...

my book 10

February 4, 2012


About Carole Seddon, a retired middle-aged divorced woman in Fethering, England.
This is 3rd in the series.

It's not bad, but I think I like Agatha Raisin mysteries a bit better - she's written by M. C. Beaton, a bit more humor...

Book 11 of 2012

January 31, 2012

THIRTY-THREE TEETH by Colin Cotterill

Book 2 of the series

Book 10 of the year

January 28, 2012

THE CORONER'S LUNCH (2004) by Colin Cotterill

"Dr. Siri Paiboun, the 70-something national coroner, Nurse Dtui, and Geung, a developmentally challenged morgue assistant, in 1970s Laos"

This is the first in this mystery series. I picked it up last night along with the 2nd book, Thirty-Three Teeth 2005, recommended by petronius in clyrc's op of Dec. 11. I like Dr. Siri very much.

What is amazing to me is that it is so obvious that these books were never borrowed from the library before. I think maybe people don't warm up to books written about foreign countries.

Anyway the author has a light humorous touch and I think this is the beginning of a new series for me. Am only on page 57, so things could change. Dr. Siri is 72 years of age...


Book 9 of 2012
January 26, 2012

DEATH OF A NAG (1995) by M. C. Beaton

This is Book 11 of the Hamish Macbeth series...

My 8th of 2012....

January 26, 2012

My post about CAPS

As a kid (1950) I was taught that quotation marks were used ONLY in quotations and magazine articles, etc., and that book titles were to be ALL in capital letters or underlined. (Upon reflection, the nuns did teach me a lot of stuff that wasn't true)

Typewriters did not have italics. They had an underscore key but it was cumbersome to backspace all through a title to underscore it, so CAPS were the easiest and quickest way to go. In written work in school, CAPS were also preferred being neater than hand underlining without a ruler....

DU's format doesn't allow formatting of thread titles other than quotation marks which I feel aren't quite right in a book titles. Emails don't have formatting options in the subject line.

When the computer came along, somebody decided that all CAPS was screaming probably because there were so few people using computers that they wanted to get their monies worth out of the italics and underscore keys. I personally don't like to read things printed in italics and dread reading more than a paragraph (I wonder if this is because italics in fiction are the crazy killer thinking).

College and University websites now all seem to approve of book titles with the first letter of words capped in combination with quotation marks. I feel uncomfortable with that because it's in direct opposition to what I was taught.

So bear with me and my book titles all in CAPS. Honest, I'm not screaming at you, and will use them until our Hosts tell me to stop...

The list that I typed in another thread took ages to look up and even longer to type and I'm putting this separate so that the list could be neat and and easy to read and use with none of my bs....

January 26, 2012

Websites where usage of all CAPS in Book Titles is permitted

It has to be mentioned that for every site condoning usage of all CAPS there are a hundred sites that call for other forms. All CAPS is generally acceptable where formatting to use italics or underlining is not available, such as the subject line in an email. It is preferred mostly in publishing correspondence.



















January 22, 2012

DEATH OF A CHARMING MAN (1994) by M. C. Beaton

Just finished this a while ago. It was exceptionally good.

Book 10 of the Hamish Macbeth series. Takes place in Scotland.

My 7th book this year..2012...

Not quite finished with Amos Walker: The Complete Short Story Collection (2010), but I'm getting there. It's due on the 1/25.

January 19, 2012


Book 10 of the series..

Book 7 of 2012..

These books are mostly 150 pp and are fairly easy to read...

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