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CollectionsYour library (332)

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Tagsimpossible crime (54), cult writers (30), webwork (28), locked room (26), supernatural (18), Victorian sensation fiction (17), bizarre murders (17), master criminal (15), Dr. Hailey (15), bibliomystery (12) — see all tags

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About meI am the owner of Pretty Sinister Books, an old-fashioned mail order & internet bookselling machine, operated from my home in Chicago, IL. I've written critical essays and reviews on crime and supernatural fiction for e-zines, websites and small presses. I was the culprit responsible for the reissue by Ramble House of the ultra-rare, long out-of-print detective fiction short story collection THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF ROWLAND HERN by Nicholas Olde for which I also wrote the introduction. I spend way too much time researching long forgotten writers of detective and crime fiction. I should get out more. My mountain bike sings plaintive laments after midnight and is beginning to rust from neglect.

About my libraryI've often been asked if I own any books that I would never consider selling. Here they are. Sometimes I have loaned these out to discriminating readers. Email me and try your luck.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery

Favorite authorsColin Cotterill, Christopher Fowler, Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason, Louise Penny, Fred Vargas (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceMay 7, 2008

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