Category Archives: Books

Spooky Story Writers – H. R. Wakefield. W.W. Jacobs, E. F. Benson

W.W. Jacobs In 1879, Jacobs began work as a clerk in the civil service, in the Post Office Savings Bank, and by 1885 he had his first short story published. His road to success was relatively slow: Arnold Bennett writing … Continue reading

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Occult Detectives – Carnaki the Ghostfinder

Carnacki the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by English writer William Hope Hodgson. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new edition of 3,050 copies was published by Mycroft & Moran and included three additional stories … Continue reading

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Cat Books for Book Month

Last week was so crazy I never got to put down and post my Caturday Thoughts. So this week there is a double feature. Since it’s National Book Month as well as spooky Halloween month, I thought I’d share some … Continue reading

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October is National Book Month

Much less scary than Financial Planning Month is National Book Month, even if you read horror stories. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. National Book Month is also a time to honor the country’s … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Inspector Montalbano

I originally found the commisario through television. When I was an estate manager, the owner had a very good cable package which included the MHz network, a Washington D.C. based independent station which was all international programming. I could watch … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Commissario Brunetti

The Commissario Brunetti novels of Donna Leon take place in Venice Italy. Although Leon now resides in a small village in Switzerland and also has a home in Zurich, she lived there for over 30 years, She was a lecturer … Continue reading

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History and Mystery: A Catalogue of Crime

I have loved mysteries as long as I can remember. I have loved history just about as long. Therefore mysteries set in various places and time periods are a double pleasure. enjoyment. So when I worked in a used bookstore … Continue reading

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