Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Benighted by J.B. Priestley

You’ll have to forgive me if I prefer the title Hollywood gave this story when it was filmed by the great James Whale in 1932—The Old Dark House. While Benighted … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free eBook Review: Unusual Tales #10 by Steve Ditko

For fans of silver age comics there are few more legendary and respected artists than Steve Ditko. He’s most famous for the first 38 issues of Spider-Man, a character he … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free eBook Review: 4 Classic Horror Novels

For me the month of October has always been an excuse to read nothing but horror novels. Though, so much quality horror  is now public domain and freely available for … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia (M Sciascia)

A man is shot dead in broad daylight while boarding a crowded bus on a busy street. Almost anywhere else in the world it might be an easily investigated crime, … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Free eBook Review: The Lost Stradivarius (1895) by John Meade Falkner

Looking for some free books to fill your eReader?  You may already know that there are plenty of classics available as free downloadable eBooks, but if you explore enough you’ll … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dastardly Reads

I recently did a short review of John Gardner’s Moriarty books (The Return of Moriarty and The Revenge of Moriarty) and it got me thinking about other novels that focus … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sherlock Holmes Beyond the Canon

If you really love Sherlock Holmes then sometimes the fifty-six stories and four novels by Arthur Conan Doyle just don’t seem like enough.  Once you start looking beyond the canon, … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment