Wrapping up the Oregon trip, in which we discover new favorite bookstores and stumble upon rarities in the oddest places. Also, cats.
In which we investigate various thrift stores and bookshops in the Willamette Valley along the old Highway 99E in Oregon, and come up with some cool stuff.
I’ve been getting a lot of nifty mysteries and related items in here lately. Here’s a quick rundown.
The Unsung examines works of popular culture that are critically acclaimed but not popular, popular but not critically acclaimed, or neither. Today I’m writing about Edward Whittemore’s four novels about the Middle East, so let’s go!
Doc Savage didn’t just fight evil. Living in the Depression, he fought suffering.
Among his many, many books, prolific crime writer Max Allan Collins wrote a trilogy of delightful murder mysteries set in the world of newspaper strips and comic books in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Like most of you, I have a platonic ideal of certain characters that I carry around in my head. And a lot of times, it has to do with who I saw play a particular part when I was at an impressionable age. I’ve had a few of them bouncing around in my head this week, so I thought I’d share.