Friday, August 16, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 16 August 2019

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments.


Stacy Alesi: The E List: Fiction Reviews: 1983-2013

Mark Baker: Murder in Chinatown by Victoria Thompson

Brad Bigelow: The Signpost by E. Arnot Robertson 

Les Blatt: Murder in the Maze by J. J. Connington 

Joachim Boaz: The 1977 World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur Saha 

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, September 1964, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Cora Buhlert:  Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber and the other 1944 Retro Hugo Awards winners and nominees; The Secret of Sinharat and People of the Talisman by Leigh Brackett

Brian Busby: Le dernier voyage by Eric C. Morris (A Voice is Calling as translated by Martine Hébert-Duguay)

Martin Edwards: Eighty Dollars to Stamford by Lucille Fletcher

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren Comics, September/October 1967, edited by Archie Goodwin 

Barry Ergang: The Big Bad City by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter) 

Will Errickson: Metahorror edited by Dennis Etchison (and part 2); The Year's Best Horror Stories, Series VII edited by Karl Edward Wagner

José Ignacio Escribano: "Rosendo's Tale" ("Historia de Rosendo Juárez"; La Nación, 9 November 1969, collected in El informe de Brodie/Doctor Brodie's Report);  "Streetcorner Man" ("El hombre de la esquina rosada"; as by "Franciso Buscos", as "Hombre de las orillas", Crítica, 16 September 1933; first collected in Historia universal de la infamia/A Universal History of Infamy) 

Curtis Evans: thriller novels of Robert George Curtis

Olman Feelyus: Gat Heat by Richard S. Prather; Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon

"Fred Fitch": "A Most Unusual Snatch" by Lawrence Block; Jimmy the Kid by Donald Westlake


Paul Fraser: Star Science Fiction Stories (initial volume) edited by Frederik Pohl

John Grant: Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus (translated by Steven T. Murray); The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout 

Audrey Hamilton: Arrest the Bishop? by Winnifred Peck; The Verge Practice by Barry Maitland

Bev Hankins: Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec

Rich Horton: Alan E. Nourse stories; Ward Moore stories; the Villiers series by Alexei Panshin 

Jerry House: Ten of Us: Original Stories and Sketches by Sigmund Bowman aka S. B. Alexander

Kate Jackson: Murder is Absurd by Patricia McGerr; Necessary Evil by Kelley Roos; Wish You Were Dead by Helen McCloy (abridged version of She Walks Alone, as published in Bestseller Mystery Magazine, November 1958, edited by Joseph W. Ferman and Robert P. Mills)

Tracy K: Death Knocks Three Times by "Anthony Gilbert" (Lucy Malleson)

Colman Keane: Others of My Kind by James Sallis 

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg

Joe Kenney: The Yashar Pursuit by "Adam Hamilton" (Marilyn Granbeck); Hate is Thicker Than Blood by "Brad Latham" (Richard O'Brien)

Rob Kitchin: The Horseman's Song by Ben Pastor (translated from the Italian, La canzone del cavaliere, by Paola Bonini) 

B. V. Lawson: This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

Evan Lewis: Tales of Wells Fargo by Frank Gruber

Steve Lewis: Dead Heat by "Paul Ayres" (Edward S. Aarons); The White Mountain Murders by Steve Sherman; Murder Begins at Home by Dale L. Gilbert 

Philip Lopate: "Come into the Roof Garden, Maud" by Djuna Barnes (first published in the New York Press, 14 July 1914)

Steve M: Whiskey River by Ralph Compton

Todd Mason: the anthologies of Betty M. Owen and...


Steven Nester: La Donna Detroit by Jon A. Jackson

John F. Norris: Girl Missing by Edna Sherry

Matt Paust: The Dog Seated Next to Me by Meg Pokrass

James Reasoner: City of Fire by "Andrew Quiller" (Angus Wells) 

Richard Robinson: Time for the Stars by Robert A. Heinlein 

Sandra Ruttan: Hard Man by Allan Guthrie (Ruttan interviews Guthrie) 

Gerard Saylor: "The Last Deep Breath" by Tom Piccirilli; Sex Slave Murders by S. Barri Flowers 

Jack Seabrook: "Murder in Szechwan" by Robert Branson, Collier's, 9 October 1948, edited by Walter Davenport (the Hitchcockepisode reviews so far)

Doreen Sheridan: Briarpatch by Ross Thomas 

Steven H Silver: "The Migration of Darkness" by Peter Payack, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1979, edited by George H. Scithers 

Kerrie Smith: Forget My Name by J. S. Monroe


"TomCat": The FlimFlam Affair by Bill Pronzini; "The K-Bar-D Murders" by Charles Tomlinson, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1976, edited by Frederic Dannay

David Vineyard: The Hell Bent Kid by Charles O. Locke; Vice Isn't Private by Brian Cleeve 

Bill Wallace: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Richard Wheeler: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg





































Friday, August 9, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 9 August 2019

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments. A good week for Westlake and Sanxay Holding, and a definite warning away from one filial sequel...

Patricia Abbott: A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates 

Stacy Alesi: The D List: Fiction Reviews 1998-2013

Brad Bigelow: Emir by Rosemary Tonks 

Les Blatt: The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart 

Elgin Bleecker: Kitten with a Whip by "Wade Miller" (Bob Wade and Bill Miller)

Joachim Boaz: Mister Da V. and Other Stories by Kit Reed  

Brian Busby: A Voice is Calling by Eric Cecil Morris 

Christi Daughtery: LaBrava by Elmore Leonard

Martin Edwards: Speak of the Devil by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding


Peter Enfantino: Atlas (proto-Marvel) horror comics, August 1952 

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics, June 1975 

Barry Ergang: Bank Shot by Donald Westlake

Will Errickson: Cutting Edge edited by Dennis Etchison 

José Ignacio Escribano: Cold Hearts by Gunnar Staalesen (translated by Don Bartlett) 

Curtis Evans: Banshee by Margaret Millar 

Olman Feelyus: Miasma by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding; Davy by Edgar Pangborn 



Paul Fraser: Tor.com Short Fiction, May/June 2019 edited by Ellen Datlow, Lee Harris, Patrick Nielsen Hayden and George R. R. Martin 

John Grant: Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott; The Last Weynfeldt by Martin Suter (translated by Steph Morris) 

Aubrey Hamilton: A Perfect Match by Jill McGown; The Fox by Frederick Forsyth   

Bev Hankins: A Hard Rain by Dean Wesley Smith 

Rich Horton: Time and Again and some short fiction by Clifford D. Simak; David R. Bunch's fiction; Paolo Bacigalupi's short fiction; Song of Time by Ian R. MacLeod; William Rotsler's cartoons and illustration, and fiction 


Jerry House: Pattern for Conquest by George O. Smith 

Kate Jackson: Listening in the Dusk by Celia Fremlin; The Thirty-First of February by Julian Symon; The Key to Nicholas Street by Stanley Ellin 

Tracy K: Colonel Butler's Wolf  by Anthony Price 

Colman Keane: The Soak and "The Lucky Dime" by Patrick E. Lean 

George Kelley: Son of Holmes and Rasputin's Revenge by John Lescroart; The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer 

Joe Kenney: Voyage of Death by "Marc Cruz" (Dan Streib); The Assassin #3: Boston Bust-Out by Peter McCurtin 

Rob Kitchin: Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö 
(translated by Amy and Ken Knoespel)

BV Lawson: Blue Octavo by John Blackburn 

Evan Lewis: "The Martian Slavers" by Joe Orlando and Wally Wood, Captain Science, June 1951, edited by Adolphe Barreaux 

Steve Lewis: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop by Erle Stanley Gardner; Last Dance in Redondo Beach by Michael J. Katz; Sweet Treat by "Peter Duncan" (Butler Atkinson, Jr.) 

James McGlothlin: The Best of "Murray Leinster" (Will F. Jenkins) edited by J. J. Pierce 

Gideon Marcus: Analog: Science Fact-->Science Fiction, August 1964, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.


John F. Norris: Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn by Philip Craig 


Juri Nummelin: Brothers Keepers by Donald E. Westlake

John O'Neill: Heroes and Horrors by Fritz Leiber 

Shaun Osborne: Mute Witness by Robert L. "Pike" (Robert L. Fish)



Matt Paust: The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman 

James Reasoner: "A Soldier and a Gentleman" by Talbot Mundy, Adventure, January 1914, edited by Arthur S. Hoffman

Richard Robinson: Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein 

Sandra Ruttan: American Skin by Ken Bruen

Gerard Saylor: American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub 

Laurence Senelick: "The Life and Death of Vaudeville" by Fred Allen

Steven H Silver: novels of "Piers Anthony" (P. A. D. Jacob)


Kevin Tipple: Crime Syndicate Magazine, Issue 2, 2016, edited by Michael Pool and Dietrich Kalteis

"TomCat": Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr; The Dead Don't Care by Jonathan Latimer


David Vineyard: Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff 

Bill Wallace: Evergreen Review, Spring 1959, edited by Barney Rosset and Donald Allen; Summer 1959, edited by Barney Rosset

Friday, August 2, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 2 August 2019

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments.