Tag Archives: Derryll White

A really interesting piece of noir fiction

Book Review By Derryll White Winslow, Don (1993). Way Down On the High Lonely. Winslow has a real gift for catching the essence of small western towns – Elko or Ymir size. He makes the reader feel as though he … > Read More

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Distinct rewards make this book a gift

Book Review By Derryll White White, Randy Wayne (2002). Twelve Mile Limit The Florida landscape and seascape has produced some notable environmentally-oriented mystery writers. John D. MacDonald and Carl Hiaasen come immediately to mind, and now Randy Wayne White. White … > Read More

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Hard Case Crime was right to re-release this book

Book Review By Derryll White Westlake, Donald E. (2009). The Cutie.               “Who was next on the rich-man parade?”                         “You make it sound a lot harsher than it was. Mavis wasn’t a — a  prostitute, or anything like … > Read More

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A difficult journey with worthwhile understandings

Book Review By Derryll White Taylor, Sara (2015) Boring Girls. This is a first novel for Sara Taylor who works as a songwriter and singer. From the beginning of the novel Taylor asks an interesting question that echoes throughout the … > Read More

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Basin Institute offers look into history of mountaineering

By Don Moore The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History has recently added a collection of photographic slides by the late Bill Hurst. Bill was an avid gardener, a long time library volunteer, and worked as a hydrographer. His real … > Read More

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A love story of how we live in this world

Book Review By Derryll White Kingsolver, Barbara (1990). Animal Dreams “If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.”    – Loyd Peregrina As she always does, Barbara Kingsolver sweeps me away with her one-liners – “But children … > Read More

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What drives men to be modern saddletramps

Book Review By Derryll White Crumley, James (1978). The Last Good Kiss. My source lady at the Chronicles of Crime store in Victoria listened to my request for a new (to me) noir fiction writer, and said “Try James Crumley.” … > Read More

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A funny, educational and delightful book

Book Review By Derryll White Cotterill, Colin (2006). Disco for the Departed.         -from the resumé of Dr. Siri Paiboun:       “1976 – Kidnapped by the Party and appointed national coroner. (I often weep at … > Read More

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Harlan stirs your personal lint and dust bunnies

Book Review By Derryll White Coben, Harlan (2014). Missing You. Cherish and take care of what you value. Happiness is fragile. Appreciate every moment and do everything you can to protect it.                         The rest of life, in a sense, … > Read More

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Strong beginning for noted and gifted series

Book Review By Derryll White Block, Lawrence (1997). Burglars Can’t Be Choosers. I return to writers like Lawrence Block, Stewart Kaminsky and John D. MacDonald to revisit where the mystery genre came from. Their writing is clear and very good. … > Read More

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