Where does the time go? Anyway 2 new Charlie Chan mysteries have arrived via e-bay; "Behind that curtain" and "Keeper of the keys". Neither of these are first editions but were both published by Grosset & Dunlap New York. Now a word of warning to all you budding collectors because certainly on one of these two books it is accompanied with the a later DJ and the other book's DJ is also suspect, now whether this is a case of let the buyer beware or whether the seller may have misrepresented the full authenticity of the book is open to speculation. However both books will be thoroughly enjoyed because you can't help but enjoy Earl Derr Biggers and his Charlie Chan.
Recently finished "Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death" by MC Beaton and would recommend it, it carries a decent degree of humour, a sense of mystery and also a modicum of suspense, set in her new Cotswold village Agatha endeavors to "get in" with the villagers by entering and winning the village quiche competition. The fact that she cheats, to Agatha is acceptable. The end result that somebody dies from eating the quiche makes Agatha determined to clear her name and solve the mystery.
My baseball is up and running and so far my team The Fleckney Flyers is definately up, but not quite running yet, but remember the old British maxim " It's the taking part that matters not the winning."