Category Archives: Mystery

An Audio-Book Review: Stop playing with Fire, Snookums!

Unwise Child By Randall Garrett Published by Librivox.org Read by Mark Nelson   The Book: I’m not sure if this story was intended as an homage to Isaac Asimov’s robot stories or a commentary of his Three Laws of Robotics … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Gasp!

Let ‘Em Breathe Space By Lester Del Rey Published by Librivox.org Read by Gregg Margarite   The Story: This is an interesting bit of classic science fiction combined with a murder mystery that was first published in 1953. In some … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: How Topical: a Political Rebellion

Catalina’s Riddle By Steven Saylor Published by Blackstone Audio Read by Scott Harrison The Book: Once upon a time there was a politician. He was hated by his enemies and beloved by the trod-on masses who followed him even though, … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Lord Darcy Investigates… Again!

 Too Many Magicians By Randall Garrett Published by Audible Inc Read by Victor Villar-Hauser The Book: One of my greatest concerns as a writer is that I might accidentally plagiarize another’s work. I would certainly never do so intentionally, but … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Elementary, My Dear Master Sean!

Murder and Magic: Lord Darcy, Book 1 By Randall Garrett Published by Audible Studios Read by Victor Villar-Hauser   The Book: Now here’s a true classic of the fantasy genre that has nothing in common with The Lord of the … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: Adding to the Stupidity Surplus

  First among Sequels (Thursday Next Book 5) By Jasper Fforde Published by Recorded Books Read by Emily Gray   The Book: Retcon: /ret’kon/ (a contraction of “Retroactive Continuity”) 1. n. A situation in series fiction in which a new … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review – Extra! Farmer’s Wife Indicted in Blind Mice Molestation Case!

  The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime By Jasper Fforde Published by Penguin Audio Read by Simon Prebble   The Book: Some ideas really tickle me. I love whimsy mixed with fantasy and so I had a lot of … Continue reading

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