1: Mr. Monk On The Couch – Lee Goldberg: latest in the Monk series has Natalie playing detective on her own while Monk is working on a series of murders in the neighborhood tied to an old couch. The usual humor and mystery one expects from Lee Goldberg. Excellent.
2: Sidewinders: Deadwood Gulch – William W, Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone: the fifth adventure of Bo Creel and Scratch Morton. two partners that have roamed the west together going back to the days when Texas was owned by Mexico. Excellent.
3: Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles – Edward A. Grainger: fine collection of western short stories by David Cranmer.
4 & 5: A Planet For Texans(H. Beam Piper and John J. Mcguire) and Star Born(Andre Norton): both sides of an Ace Double.
6, 7, & 8: The three books of John Ringo’s Troy Rising series. Not previously read a lot of Ringo and know people have had a problem with his writing. he likes to ramble on about the science with too many info dumps. In reading over some of the reviews on Amazon, some didn’t like these books, but the general consensus seemed to be he was back on track. We’ll see.
9: Hellhole – Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson: first book in a new trilogy. The Constellation, a group of twenty Human settled worlds are overcrowded. Expansion is opened up to fifty-four unexplored worlds. Hallholme, nicknamed Hellhole by the few humans living there is one of them. This one looks good.
10: Full Share – Nathan Lowell: third book in the Trader Tales of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper. Nearly finished this one and it’s a nice recovery from the author’s sophomore slump.
11: The Classic Philip Jose Farmer: 1952-1964. Recommended by George Kelley one Forgotten Friday. Hard to resist.