Friday, May 16, 2014

Adventures in Book Hunting

A very kind reader sent me a box of Leslie Ford mysteries last week. Yesterday morning I finally had a chance to go through them and check them against the books already in my library. I am now only missing two titles: The Sound of Footsteps (or Footsteps on the Stairs), 1933 and Murder of a Fifth Columnist, 1944.

I’m thrilled, to say the least. There were four titles I didn’t own and several copies were in much, much better shape than my own. I’m giving some of the duplicates to my mother who first introduced me to Ford’s work. I know she’ll be equally thrilled to see these books again.

I don’t have any of the three Brenda Conrad novels yet -- they appear to be very rare -- and I am long overdue going over my David Frome books to see what I’m still missing.

And so the hunt continues. I plan to spend my summer catching up on my Leslie Ford reading. 

Friday, May 09, 2014

Bouchercon Bound

So we're going to Bouchercon.

I really don't have much to say beyond that because I am partly (greatly) horrified I even agreed to this. It's so long since I've done live and in person at an actual conference. I mean conference not writing retreat (retreat I am good at)!

But it's right here in our own backyard, and I couldn't seem to come up with a decent reason NOT to go. So...Bouchercon. November.