Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links for May Day, 2015

Welcome to this week's list of links to reviews of overlooked (infrequently deservedly) books and stories, by the reviewers detailed below. I'm filling in this week and next for Patti Abbott, who'll be back at in two weeks. Please let me know if I've missed your review...and thanks to all the contributors and all you readers...always feel free to comment on the blogs!

Sergio Angelini: Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer by Alice and Claude Askew

Frank Babics: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January 1969, edited by Ernest M. Hutter

Les Blatt: The Sussex Downs Murder by "John Bude" (Ernest C. Elmore)

Brian Busby: poetry: "Gay Page"; James Gay

Bil Crider: "War of the Giant Apes" by "Alexander Blade"

Robert (R. T.) Davis: The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick

William Deeck: Murder Loves Company by John Mersereau

Martin Edwards: Those Who Walk Away by Patricia Highsmith (Nick Jones last year.)

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Ed Gorman (and Gillian Reynolds): The Charles Paris novels by Simon Brett

Dashiell Hammett (hosted by Evan Lewis): The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart

John Hegenberger: Nightmares by Robert Bloch

Rich Horton: Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers

Jerry House: Tender Murderers: Women Who Kill by Trina Robbins

Randy Johnson: The Blaster #1: The Girl with the Dynamite Bangs by Lou Cameron

Tracy K: Wall of Eyes by Margaret Millar (Brian Busby, 2012)

George Kelley: The Drover novels by Bill Granger

Margot Kinberg: Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

B.V. Lawson: Death on Remand by John Michael Evelyn

Steve Lewis: Fit to Kill by "Brett Halliday"

Patrick Murtha: Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

Neer: The Shudders by Anthony Abbot; Officially Dead by Quentin Reynolds; The Setting Sun by Bart Moore-Gibert

Mark Nevins: East of A by Russell Atwood

John F. Norris: A Clue for Mr. Fortune by H. C. Bailey

James Reasoner: Operator #5: The Invisible Empire by "Curtis Steele" (Frederick C. Davis)

Karyn Reeves: Remove the Bodies by Elizabeth Ferrars

Richard Robinson: Enter the Lion by Michael Hodel and Sean Wright

Petter Rozovsky: Uneasy Street by "Wade Miller"

Gerard Saylor: The Big Bang by Mickey Spillane and Max Allen Collins

Jack Seabrook: "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" by Roald Dahl

Kerrie Smith: Take My Breath Away by Martin Edwards

Prashant Trikannad: "The Fog Horn" by Ray Bradbury


Casual Debris said...

Hi Todd,

Can you please include mine for this week?

AHMM January 1969


Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Frank! Done.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

What a great crop - thanks for doing the honours Todd!

Todd Mason said...

It is a fine set, even given the Alexander Blade story (which makes a fine example), I'd agree. And thanks for your contribution!

Gerard Saylor said...

I have one this week. Mike Hammer in THE BIG BANG.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Gerard...I really should've checked yours and Frank's pages...

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Todd, thanks for all the links. Lots to read this weekend.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for contrinuting. Prashant...and isn't there always?