Monthly Archives: January 2012

Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 3

In a previous Galland post, the contents of Volumes 1 & 2 were provided.  Here are the contents of Volumes 3 & 4.  The first four volumes of Galland were published in 1704 and were the first published occurrence of … Continue reading

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Blood on Biscayne Bay by Brett Halliday

Halliday, Brett. Blood on Biscayne Bay. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1946. Completed: 10 January 2012 Much like Charlie Chan, I was only familiar with Michael Shayne from the films I had seen featuring that character.  Unlike Earl Biggers, Brett … Continue reading

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The House Without A Key by Earl Derr Biggers

Biggers, Earl Derr. The House Without A Key. New York: Triangle Books, 1925, reprinted April 1941. pp. 316. Completed: 5 January 2012 Miss Minerva Winterslip, of the Boston Winterslips, has gone to Hawaii to visit Dan and Amos Winterslip.  Finding … Continue reading

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Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer

Rohmer, Sax. Fire-Tongue. London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1931. Completed: 4 January 2012 Paul Harley, a respected investigator of some unspecified sort, is visited by Sir Charles Abingdon one evening.  Sir Charles believes that his life is in danger.  He … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 2

In the previous Galland post, I wrote about the publishing history of Galland’s Mille et une nuit. Below is a breakdown to the table of contents of the first two volumes of Galland. Shortly after the publication of each volume … Continue reading

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