Nearly twenty years ago now, I read the first six books in Robert Crais’s Elvis Cole series, and then stopped. I’m not sure why. I enjoyed reading the novels, as far as I recall. I know, for a fact, that if I didn’t enjoy them, I would remember that. I believe it’s that embarrassment of […]Read more "The Forgotten Man, by Robert Crais (Elvis Cole #10) — a review"
I knew Lawrence Block as a writer’s writer before I read any of his fiction. He wrote a column on writing for the magazine Writer’s Digest for 14 years. As an aspiring writer, I read the magazine, and the column. Eventually, I began to read Block’s fiction. I can’t swear to it, but I […]Read more "A Drop of the Hard Stuff, by Lawrence Block – a book review"
Rex Stout published 48 Nero Wolfe books in total. 33 of these were novels, with the other 15 being collections of novellas previously printed in magazines. I own most of the Nero Wolfes in paperback form, and, including Not Quite Dead Enough, I’ve read only ten of them so far. It gladdens my heart […]Read more "Not Quite Dead Enough: 2 Nero Wolfe Mysteries, by Rex Stout – a book review"