This week’s assortment of pulps up for auction on eBay can be found here:

Not all pulps listed on eBay sell. I’ve put together a list of those you can purchase from me directly, plus ones I’ve quoted to would-be buyers directly and not taken.

Here’s the link:

Lots of Dime Detective in this online list, plus a scattering of other titles.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Please forgive the following commercial break!

Discounts up to 40%:

Science Fiction and Fantasy paperbacks —

Discounts up to 50%:

Western paperbacks —

And now back to your regularly scheduled blog!

I’m posting this from my cell phone. I had the hard drive from my laptop replaced last week which was fine but I’m still trying to get all the associated hardware working in sync again.

I had to take it back to the PC repair shop today since the touchpad was interfering with the mouse, making the cursor jump all over the place. Disabling the touchpad is supposed to be easy. Except on a few select Dell models.

Guess whose model was selected?

No prizes for guessing right.

Just passing this along from Dan Stumpf. I’d forgotten all about it myself:

Hey Steve:

   Tomorrow is National Gorilla Suit Day — sometimes known as “National Ape Suit Day” in certain regions of the Northeast.

   Do you have yours ready?

Looks like my trusty old laptop has had it. It’s been balky for a few days, but now it doesn’t even run in safe mode. I’ve been wasting too much time with it these past two days. Time to have someone who knows what they’re doing look at it.

In the meantime, I have enough workarounds that I can still do almost everything I could with the laptop. Look for the next post soon. Right after I take a nap.

My latest book sales list to go online contains a large number of Men’s Adventure paperbacks, which I’ve always stored separately from the mystery and detective ones. Lots of adventures of The Penetrator, The Butcher, Soldier of Fortune, Death Merchant, the Able Team and many others, some very short lived.

Check them out here: Men’s Adventure Paperbacks

I’ve been selling mystery paperbacks by mail since the 1970s, at first mostly as a way to add to my own collection, but in recent months more and more as a means of diminishing the size of the collection itself. Except for the first few issues of Mystery*File, which were a combination of sales lists and short articles and checklists, I’ve generally kept the two activities separated.

This morning I woke up thinking, why? And I’ve changed my mind about that. Please forgive this commercial intrusion, if indeed I need ask your forgiveness, but here’s a first step in that direction. Follow the link below to a list of all of the mystery paperbacks I have listed on Amazon. You can order them there as well, but discounts will be offered if you purchase from me directly.

The webpage is rather crudely built right now, but the link should work. If not, let me know, and I’ll work the bugs out ASAP.

Mystery Paperbacks

Earlier this week, Bill Crider, one of my longest friends in mystery fandom, posted what is probably going to be his final blog entry.

Here’s the link:

I’ve known Bill for almost 40 years, but we’ve met in person only once. I’m not sure of the date, but if there was a Bouchercon held in Washington DC around 1980, that’s when it was.

There have been 115 comments of good wishes so far following this last post of his, including mine. There will probably be more. A nicer, more liked person in fandom you will probably never find.

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