I never knew what mukluks were until today.
This is an educational blog.
Amazingly, I found 14 copies of this available (through ABE), at prices ranging from $4 to around $$0 (this for a first edition hardcover with dustjacket).
Such a deal!
I actually read this and found it unbearably dull--but I just can't make myself throw out a book called MURDER WEARS MUKLUKS.
I'll add one of my Facebook comments here as Dan should know that Anthony Boucher agreed with his view of the novel:Boucher reviewed all three Boyd novels in his weekly San Francisco column with mild, qualified praise for the first. For the second, he wrote "Mrs. Boyd has a pleasing detective, and virgin territory which she describes well; an editor who would blue pencil her endless padding, and discipline her guess work solutions could easily push her into the front rank." Alas by the third in the series, which is the one pictured here, Boucher seems to have given up. "Timid Fairbanks grocer finds in perverse order a ghost, a corpse and a murderer. Full of Alaskan local color and as endless as a northern night."
And Boucher collaborated with Boyd and ten other members of a California chapter of MWA to write the novel THE MARBLE FOREST as by "Theo Durrant." The book was the basis for the movie MACABRE.
Yes, I noted that in another FB comment. I guess I need to pick one or the other in the future for Bill's items which appear both on his blog and FB. The movie was directed by William Castle, then best known for his promotional gimmicks.
This was an Ellen Nehr book, as I remember it.
That's my memory as well, Jeff.
Another DELL Mapback I've never seen before.
Anybody on here ever wear mukluks? I have a beaded pair in my garage that I have owned since they were made specially for me when I was growing up in The Pas, Manitoba. Certainly kept your feet warm in below zero weather. You put a felt insole inside and wore about three pairs of sox.
I suspect some people here have worn imitation mukluks. You might be the only one who's had the real thing.
Not quite...but I might be the only reader/commenter who was born in Fairbanks, which made things more likely. And you Contiguans stay out of my umiak!
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