1: Harlan 101: Encountering Ellison – Harlan Ellison
2: Children of The Streets – Harlan Ellison: two collections of Ellison stories.
3: Lancaster’s Orphans – Robert J. Randisi:: t certainly wasn’t what Lancaster had expected. When he rode in to Council Bluffs, he thought he would just stop at the bar for a beer. How could he know he’d ride right into the middle of a lynching? Lancaster couldn’t let an innocent man be hanged, but when the smoke cleared and the lynching was stopped, a bystander lay dying on the ground, caught in the crossfire. With his last breath he asked Lancaster to take care of the people who had been depending on him—a wagon train filled with women and children on their way to California
4: Duet: Two Novellas – Ed McBain: Charles Gramlich turned me on to this one. He’s reading it. Not related to his 87th Precinct novels.
5: Vengeance At Sundown _ Larry D. Sweazy: Lucas Fume has had plenty of fights in his life: spying for the Confederate Army, standing up to the railroad company when they tried to take his land, then getting framed for the murder of his business partner—only to lose his land as well as the love of his life. But Lucas isn’t finished fighting yet… With help from Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Henry, a fellow inmate and former slave, Lucas manages to escape prison. Riding with Zeke to St. Louis, he soon discovers that his former partner is still alive, using a different name, and doing big business with the railroads—and he has Lucas’s lost love with him. On the run from the law and up against a rich and influential enemy, Lucas is about to take on the most dangerous fight of his life.
6: Deadly Day In Tombstone – William W. Johnstone: second book in the new Texas John slaughter series.
7: The Homesman – Glendon Swarthout: novel the new movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Hillary Swank is based on.
8: Skeleton Trail – Kathy Riley: A mystery where someone doesn’t want an eighty year old skeleton, found with a bullet hole in the skull, investigated.
9: Watch Me Go(ARC) – Mark Wisniewski: A man is up for three murders he didn’t commit.
and the ebook:
10: Roping A Planet – Richard Prosch: the third Jo Harper story where someone apparently wants to kill a giant horse.
11: A Dubious Crime(review copy) _ Gerald J. Kubicki & Kristopher Kubicki: the ninth Colton Banyon mystery
12: The Next Breath(review copy) – Laurel Osterkamp: Robin loves sweet, responsible Nick, with his penchant for Beethoven and Ben Folds Five. But she also still loves her college boyfriend Jed, an irreverent playwright plagued with cystic fibrosis. Now Robin is struggling to reveal her secrets and confront her past, as she finally performs in the play that Jed wrote for her, eleven years ago. Will Robin have the strength to keep her promise and stay true to her heart?
Alternating between present-day scenes, college flashbacks, and segments from Jed’s play, this tear-jerking yet uplifting tale illustrates how life is finite but love is infinite, and the road to recovery begins with the next breath.