Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz, with original material by Ian Fleming

While this book is the 39th in the official line of novels, my buddy read with BrokenTune is going straight into this after completing Goldfinger.  It seemed only right to do so, seeing as how Trigger Mortis picks up shortly after the events of that original Fleming novel. This is my second read through the book, … Continue reading Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz, with original material by Ian Fleming

Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert

"A few words to writers who might be tempted to add to this game -- it's not enough to cover pages with flow-charts, family trees, and speculation to establish an extended kinship...  If you use a pre-existing fictional character, you are under the same obligation a writer of historical fiction is in using a real … Continue reading Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1911

"The Opera Ghost really existed!"  So claimed Gaston Leroux in this famous opening line from his most famous novel. Court report, theater critic, journalist, international correspondent.  These are some of the hats that Gaston Leroux wore before turning to detective fiction in 1907.  He wrote Le Fantôme de l'Opéra as a serialized pulp adventure in 1909-1910, … Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1911