I forgot to let everyone know about the treasure I found this past weekend. I went to the Bellville (TX) Historical Society’s antique and book fair. It's a nice little town 45 minutes northwest from Houston. The main draw? $0.25 paperbacks, 5 for $1. At those prices, there’s no reason to cull the inevitable stack any of us would generate. And I didn’t. I spent $3. All books but one were mass market paperbacks.
The prize, for me, was another Cool and Lam novel by Erle Stanley Gardner, Traps Need Fresh Bait.
The Black Curtain – Cornell Woolrich
The Hand in the Glove – Rex Stout (featuring Dol Bonner, not Nero Wolfe)
The Corpse That Never Was – Brett Halliday
A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael #1)
The Emperor’s Snuff Box – John Dickson Carr
Castle Skull – John Dickson Carr
Till Death Do Us Part – John Dickson Carr
City of Bones – Michael Connelly
The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling – Lawrence Block
Poison – Ed McBain
The Long Chase – Max Brand (thanks to David Cranmer for having Brand on the brain)
Stories of O. Henry
A Hell of a Woman – Jim Thompson (trade paperback)
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold – John Le Carre (classic I've never read but wanted to)
That’s the list. Look for most of them on a future Forgotten Book Friday. Anyone have any comments on any of these?