This week I've been in Maine visiting my folks. Aside from eating copious amounts of homemade pie, one of my top priorities was to visit the local bookstores in Bangor. I visited both Bookmarc's and Pro Libris, and walked away with an armload of great finds. While certain things have gone up in price around Maine, the price of used books has stayed pretty low. Most of these only cost me about $1.45! The most expensive book was the hardcover of The Death Ship, for $4.95. The best deal–and the best find–was Harry Whittington's Sicilian Woman...for 50 cents! As if my "To Be Read" pile wasn't out of control enough already...but I'm still looking forward to reading all of these in the months (er, years?) to come.
I know that I should be thankful to be back home and hanging out with the family...but, honestly, this afternoon was about as fun as fresh blueberry pie.
Clifton Adams, Tragg's Choice.
Lawrence Block, Introducing Chip Harrison: No Score & Chip Harrison Scores Again.
George G. Gilman: Edge #5: Blood on Silver.
George G. Gilgman, Edge #11: Sioux Uprising.
Elmore Leonard, Forty Lashes Less One.
Elmore Leonard, Valdez is Coming.
Frank Norris, The Octopus.
Bill Pronzini, Panic!
Bill Pronzini, The Snatch (Nameless Detective #1)
B. Traven, The Death Ship.
Harry Whittington, Sicilian Woman.