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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Born in a Bookshop

Born in a Bookshop: Chapter from the Chicago Renascence - Vincent Starrett

Not the book I expected.  I bought it because it was advertised to be a book about a bookman - and it is, but it's a biography of Starrett's life, not a memoir of his book buying and selling.  Almost nothing at all about his bookman role, actually.  What he talks about most are his days as a journalist and author, name dropping his way from first to last.  That's not a criticism, but I knew almost none of the names, which makes the whole exercise tedious rather than interesting.

 

Mostly, this book was both out of my league and not what I was looking for, but that's my fault, not the author's.