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10 Plus Scary Reads for Halloween

Every Childs Nightmare

Scary Reads?  Not all of the mystery novels I have reviewed are about a place as creepy as Cora Harrison’s Burren of Ireland ()or Martin Cruz Smith’s  Wolves Eat Dogs (♥♥♥♥). I’m wrapping up the two weeks of scary things and mystery novels with a list of some of the reader-preferred mysteries, with hearts to denote how fast they’ll make your heart beat. Continue reading 10 Plus Scary Reads for Halloween

Raymond Chandler Nails So. CA.

THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

Farewell My Lovely book cover
Original 1943 paper back cover

Destination: Los Angeles, California

Book: Farewell My Lovely (1939) by Raymond Chandler

I had not read the hard boiled detective stories for quite a while, and I had forgotten what fun Raymond Chandler can be.  I had also forgotten how openly racist and sexist was the society that he wrote about. Continue reading Raymond Chandler Nails So. CA.