The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month October 2016

puzzly-oct-2016So, October is all-but-over, leaving just Hallowe’en, that most tiresome of “holidays”, to survive. According to the National Retail Federation in 2015, the average American spent $74.34 per person on Hallowe’en stuff, making $6.9 billion in total. Imagine what could be done if just for one year that money was funnelled to good causes instead! Or even just the estimated $350 million that was spent on costumes for their pets!!! Imagine – with that money, I could almost get a complete collection of John Rhode books…

Just nine books this month – been extra busy at work and suchlike – but the blog turned 1000. The competition seems to have been a bit more challenging than last time, thank goodness, so next time I stumble across a cheap duplicate rarity, there might be another one… But don’t hold your breath.

Those nine books were:

the-plague-roadThe SeekerBook of the Month? Well, Shot At Dawn would be in with a shout if Peril At Cranbury Hall hadn’t a) won it last month and b) been a bit better – that one’s the benchmark now for Rhode books, I think. So it comes down to the two seventeenth century outings, The Seeker and The Plague Road. They’re very different books so it’s very hard to separate them – so I won’t. Congrats to both and there’ll be more from S G Maclean on the blog very, very soon.

Next month on the blog, I’ll try and catch up on yet more promised reviews. Fingers crossed…

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2 comments

  1. Congratulations on your thousandth post, P.D.! (Well, now it’s 1002 or so, isn’t it? I’ve had a bear of a work month , too!) I share your antipathy for Halloween, so I’ll be glad when it’s November! Looking forward to your take on The Poisoned Chocolates Case. My copy is currently winging its way here. I want to read those extra solutions! 🙂

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