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Member: Worldtree

CollectionsYour library (952)

Reviews6 reviews

TagsSherlock Holmes (174), Scandinavian mysteries (61), Thor & other comic heroes (51), Spenser (44), Victorian mysteries (43), Norse studies & fiction (30), Corvettes etc (26), Kinsey Millhone (25), Travis McGee (23), James Bond (20) — see all tags

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About meEarly 50s, engineer, insatiable reader. My dad (Delmere1) is also a member.

About my libraryHundreds more books but not yet time to enter them :)

75% of my library is fiction: mysteries (Sherlock Holmes / pastiche collector - hundreds); Scandinavian crime fiction; classics; legal mysteries; Victorian setting mysteries; some sci-fi; some "adventure"(?).

Most of the other 25% is a large collection of Scandinavian, Viking and Old Norse history, language, and mythology studies (hence the user name - bonus for those who know why - leave me a message).

Other nonfiction comprises a small but valuable portion of my library - biographies, technical reference, film history, and linguistics.

I also have a discriminating collection of Corvette history and pictorials; a similar collection of steam and diesel railroading; and a reasonable number of chess biographies (good) and instructional books (have done me no good whatsoever).

GroupsBaker Street and Beyond, Librarything Railroad (The LTR)


Favorite bookstoresNorthshire Bookstore, The Vermont Book Shop

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Real nameDave

LocationOrwell (Burlington area), VT

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 7, 2007

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Dave, I saw your interest in Holmes and the fact that you were another Vermonter. There is a Sherlockian group in Bennington and I mentioned you to a friend of mine in the group and here is her reply :

"I never did sign up for library thing, but I really should. I went to this gentleman's link and was surprised that he did not mention The Goose Club of the Alpha Inn which is a Sherlockian group in Burlington. Our two groups are the only ones in Vermont and we meet once a year in the middle of the state. That group was also most helpful when we were starting our group. I would love to share this info with him, see if he is would also be interested in joining our group on Facebook and not only get, but perhaps contribute to our newsletter. You can certainly give him my e-mail address.

Thanks for thinking of us.

Incidentally, I liked your review of the sheep mystery. I have never gotten into any of the animal mysteries with dogs and cats, but this sounded interesting in your description."

Her email address is
Good afternoon Dave,

The Sherlock Holmes books listed are all that I have at the moment, except a few that i received as Christmas gifts. I've been collecting them since I was in my mid to late teens.
I too very much enjoyed the Mary Russell stories, but my favorite pastiches are those written by Larry Millett. His adventures of Holmes and Watson in the U.S. are fabulous.
And you are right in your view of Doyle's writing. The stories are clean and well packaged. I've recently started attending Sherlock Holmes scion meetings here in New England and members discuss the stories from the cannon in great detail. In an attempt to join one on the scions, I've started to re-read all the original stories again; taking pages of notes. In order to become a member of 'The Speckled Band of Boston' I have to write a scholarly paper and then present it to the officers of the scion. If they think the paper worthy, i will then be invited to become a full member. It will take awhile, but at least i have plenty of reference material to work with. From what I've heard, several of the newer authors attend some of these scion meetings, so maybe I'll be lucky enough to meet one or two of them over time.

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