Without wishing to become a bore on the subject, I lugged nine more volumes to donate at the Samaritans Book Cave today (and was pleased to see some of my old volumes nestling in the shelves!)

And this week I only came home with one new book myself, in the form of this:

ask a policeman

I have at least one Detection Club from ages ago, but this is a recent release, with an introduction by Martin Edwards – so kind of essential, I think!

And this is the library book (which I’ve had on order for a while).


It’s basically (I think!) a book about a man’s obsession with the Tarkovsky film “Stalker”. I stumbled across it while looking up Strugatsky books online (as you do) and thought it might be intriguing.

We shall see! 🙂