Last year was the first year I went to the annual book sale at a local elementary school, and it definitely was worth going again. I always set one reusable grocery bag as my limit (barring any large or extraordinary finds), and I definitely filled it to the brim.
- The Beautiful and the Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I’d never heard of this one before, so I picked it up for my mom.
- Tish and More Tish, by Mary Roberts Rinehart: I already own The Best of Tish and had received Tish for Christmas last year, but this is a much nicer copy with a dust jacket. Besides, I couldn’t take one and leave the other when they likely spent the last sixty years together!
- Two-Part Invention, by Madeleine L’Engle: This autobiographical account by one of my favorite authors describes her long marriage and her husband’s eventual decline in health.
- Murder Roundabout, by Richard Lockridge: This is one of the Captain Heimrich mysteries, written after Frances Lockridge died. I’ve never read these, but my mom has several, and their Mr. and Mrs. North mysteries were just mentioned in Death on Demand.
- Death in the Andamans, by M. M. Kaye: Now I’m only missing Death in Kashmir in hardcover!
- Echoes from the Macabre, by Daphne du Maurier: Danielle has frequently mentioned how good her short stories are, so I figured I’d give them a try.
- The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories: Over the summer I also picked up a very old ten-volume set of detective short stories, so I think I’ve got these covered for a while!
- Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde: I’ve been upgrading these to hardcover, and now I only need the first and sixth. I haven’t read the latest two, and although I know I could pick up again in the middle, I’d love to go back and reread from the beginning!
- Bridesmaids Revisited and Goodbye, Ms. Chips, by Dorothy Cannell: I haven’t read any Ellie Haskell mysteries in a while, but I remember them being drop dead funny. This was during her takeoff-title phase, apparently.
- Dead Days of Summer, Laughed Till He Died, April Fool Dead, Murder Walks the Plank, and The Christie Caper, by Carolyn Hart: I think I’m set for when I continue with the Death on Demand series! I’m up to about twelve so far.
I’m not Simone, but I still like Annie and Max and am pretty pleased to have an autographed copy!
I also found several Nancy Drew library editions and a few Boxcar Children and Bobbsey Twins books.