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Extollager

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Yeah -- I don't think I will keep all of these (already have a copy of City, for one thing), but that Norton looks like a keeper.
 

Victoria Silverwolf

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Picked up a couple of volumes by Patricia Highsmith at a used book store.

The Blunderer (1954) -- Psychological suspense novel.

Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (1987) -- Collection of what seem to be darkly satiric fables.

Should be an interesting look at the very early and very late stages of her career.
 

Randy M.

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Victoria, FYI, Sarah Weinman, who appears to be leading the charge to bring back the works of 20th century women crime writers, included The Blunderer in her Library of America collection, Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s.

I'm a little surprised Highsmith hasn't been given her own volume of collected novels/short stories, but who knows, it may yet happen.

Randy M.
 

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Victoria, FYI, Sarah Weinman, who appears to be leading the charge to bring back the works of 20th century women crime writers, included The Blunderer in her Library of America collection, Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s.

That collection looks like a fine one. (There's also a companion volume for the 1940s.)

Her classic novel The Talented Mr. Ripley is included in the Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s. I've read that collection, as well as the companion volume for the 1930s and 1940s.
 

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Found these on the last day of the library book sale:
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Fifty cents each. The Michener looks unread. The cover's banged up a little from ignorant handling but the pages don't look like they've ever been thumbed.
 

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Remember this?
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When Extollager posted this in a recent Book Hauls I knew I had to have it. I know you can't judge a book by its cover but you can use it as a guide to the kind of story you want to read. Few things are greater than when the sense of wonder of a story matches the sense of wonder of a beautifully rendered cover. If this scene exists somewhere in the universe then I want to be the first to go there. Not likely of course, but a vicarious visit will suffice for now. Wish me luck. (And thank goodness for Amazon.)
 

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Shadow Captain by Alistair Reynolds.

I adore the Revelation Space books and I'm hoping that this series harks back to that.
 

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