Monthly Archives: May 2011

You’ve Forgotten 1

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Misery Bay, Steve Hamilton, Minotaur, $24.99.

Mystery fans like to kvetch when an author takes a break from a beloved series in order to write a stand alone. At our signing for The Lock Artist, his fans practically wouldn’t let him out of the store until … Continue reading

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The Remorse of Orestes or Orestes Pursued by the Furies

 a 1862 oil on canvas painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), dimensions 227 cm x 278 cm, located in Chrysler Collection, Norfolk, Virginia At divers times, days, months, hours at a spell, Hour into moment, moment without close, Within my Soul, O … Continue reading

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Banquet 5

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More Bewitched by J. Barbey D’Aurevilly

The young girl in her with her blushing timidities veiled the Amazon. Nature had made this girl of the people in the vast and shining mold of the great coquettes, not of those who snare imbecile imaginations with the bird … Continue reading

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My New favorite Poet

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St. George and the Dragon (detail)

Master of Guillebert de Mets  Flemish, probably Ghent, about 1450 – 1455 Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment  The Getty Museum

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Quality 8

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Bodies 2

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Morning Window Tree

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