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    • Dean Street Press
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    • Oconee Spirit Press
      A small, independent publisher committed to publishing "lively fiction, and provocative non-fiction." Most of their list covers early works by established authors writing traditional mysteries, such as Carolyn Hart and Margaret Maron.
    • Oleander Press
      This small eclectic British publisher has begun publishing a series of classic British mystery novels, primarily from the Golden Age. The series is grouped into a section of their catalogue named "London Bound," as the books are set in London.
    • Ostara Publishing
      "Ostara Publishing re-issues titles that have unjustifiably become unavailable either through the ravages of time or the forces of publishing economics. We specialise in Crime and Thriller fiction titles and our range goes from the1920s through to the 21st century. We publish thematically and currently have six series available. All our titles are published in a 'trade paperback' format and printed to order."
    • Poisoned Pen Press
      Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Poisoned Pen Press publishes a fairly wide variety of mysteries. Some are reprints; many are new, by newer authors. Their website has a great deal of information about their books and authors.

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    November 15, 2013


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    Bev Hankins

    Great to have you back for another round, Les! I had quite a few folks tell me how much they like mysteries that are just a little bit more recent than my usual vintage cut-off. And when I sat down and though about it....the 60s, 70s and 80s aren't quite as recent as they used to be. {Weird how that happens as one gets older....} And I've got plenty of mysteries in those ranges that need reading too. I thought the Bingo card style would lend itself well to the different levels. I hope you all enjoy it!

    Les Blatt

    I'm really looking forward to it. And I've started adding in more reviews in that 1960-1989 time period anyway - although it's still really hard to think of that as "vintage" when I was living through those years!

    Margot Kinberg

    Les - This sounds like an interesting twist on the more traditional reading challenge. I'll be looking forward to your posts on it.

    Bev Hankins

    Les...I know what you mean about thinking of '60-'89 as vintage--but I'm the graduate secretary at a university and so many of these young people come through and have no clue about things that I just casually mention from those years. It makes me feel really old. There were a few years (when I first started) when I was the same age as most of the grad students. It's getting to the point where I'm now old enough to be the mom of those who come in straight from their BA. A very sobering thought.....

    Les Blatt

    Margot, Bev's challenges are always interesting and lively. You might want to consider signing up...!!

    Les Blatt

    How well I know, Bev. I remember how I felt one day back in the early 80s (I think) walking down the hall behind two young workers from the mailroom...and one said to the other, "Hey, did you know that Paul McCartney was in some group before Wings?" I crawled off looking for my walker... ;-)

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