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Christmas 2007 Acquisitions II

There are three more Christmas acquisitions to trumpet, before I post something on this blog other than "What have I bought/received."

Fright - Cornell Woolrich
One of the masters books. This is a Hard Case Crime book. I know next to nothing about Mr. Woolrich, except that he wrote a multitude of books, and just as many have been translated into some of the greatest noir films of all-time. This will be my first Cornell Woolrich.

Dead Street - Mickey Spillane
Another book from a master, and another Hard Case Crime book. I own around 15 of the Hard Case books and have probably read half a dozen of that lot. Hard Case books are always fun to explore. I had couple on the Amazon Wishlist, and my B'Con bro, Jared Case, picked this and Fright for me. Like the Woolrich this will be my first Spillane. I'm excited

The Crimes of Dr. Watson - J.H. Watson MD, et al.
I am one of those people who love Sherlock Holmes. Dragged the wife to Baker Street when we were London. Watched all of those Basil Rathbone films when I was a kid. Read the Laurie King books. Plus I enjoy the work of the Editor of this book. The book reminds me of those Nick Bantcock books. Griffin and Sabine? Remember those. Well they are similar in form not content.


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