Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday's Forgotten Books: the links to the reviews: 24 February 2017 (new links)

This week, and next, I'm subbing for Patti Abbott, taking a break...we have a few not so obscure titles this week, as frequently, but also no few now-obscure titles by not so obscure writers, or even those writers who were once much more widely-read than they are now...even Erle Stanley Gardner, given the sustained popularity of my quasi-namesake. If I've missed your or someone else's book or other review, please let me know in comments...thanks!

Sergio Angelini: The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene

Yvette Banek: The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Bernadette: The Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth

Les Blatt: The Chinese Lake Murders by Robert van Gulik

Elgin Bleecker: Where the Boys Are by Glendon Swarthout

Don Coffin: The Cavalier in White by Marca Muller

Bill Crider: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft edited by August Derleth; Dead Man's Tide by "William Richards" (Day Keene); The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky); The Case of the Lame Canary by Erle Stanley Gardner; The Butcher's Wife by Owen Cameron; Yellow Dog Contract by Ross Thomas; Brothers Keepers by Donald Westlake

Martin Edwards: Be Kind to the Killer by Henry Wade

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC War Comics, February-March 1968

Barry Ergang: Mirror Image by Dennis Palumbo

Will Errickson: Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher

Curt Evans: The Bloody Spur by Charles Einstein

Fred Fitch: Firebreak by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake)

Elisabeth Grace Foley: Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton

Paul Fraser: Science Fantasy #73, June 1965 edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli

Barry Gardner: Alibi for an Actress by Gillian B. Farrell

John Grant: Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Woody Haut: The Evenings by Gerard Reeves

Rich Horton: Pink Vodka Blues and Skinny Annie Blues by Neal Barrett, Jr.

Jerry House: Sinners and Supermen by William F. Nolan

Tracy K: Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin; Laura by Vera Caspary

George Kelley: Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen 1947-1950 edited by Joseph Goodrich

Joe Kenney: The Spy Who Came to Bed by John Nemec

Margot Kinberg: China Lake by Meg Gardiner

Rob Kitchin: Flight from Berlin by David John

B. V. Lawson: Widows Wear Weeds by Erle Stanley Gardner

Evan Lewis: Popular Library westerns

Steve Lewis: The Baron Branches Out by John Creasey

Marcia Muller: Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block

John F. Norris: The D. A.'s Daughter by Herman Petersen

John Olsen: Satan's Signature by Theodore Tinsley (originally and rejected as a The Shadow novella, rewritten and published in Clues).

Matt Paust: The Pistol Poets by Victor Gischler

Mildred Perkins: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

James Reasoner: Riders of the Night by Eugene Cunningham

Richard Robinson: The Department of Dead Ends by Roy Vickers

Gerard Saylor: Plaster City by Johnny Shaw

Kerrie Smith: The Pallampur Predicament by Brian Stoddart

"TomCat": Murder Has a Motive by Francis Duncan


Mathew Paust said...

Thanks for hefting the load, Todd!

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

I have an entry today: Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton.

Gerard said...

Wrong link for Will Erickson. I read the Gallagher novel listed and enjoyed it quite a bit.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, folks! You've been variously appreciated, added and heeded.

Rick Robinson said...

Same to you, old fellow. I assume you're up again next week, or two?

Todd said...

Next week only, barring the flood.

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks for the link, Todd.

Kirk said...

I see Where the Boys Are described as a "zany new novel". I've only seen the movie, which I recall was more of a comedy-drama that has one major character attempting suicide!

Todd said...

You're welcome, Jack! Kirk, book blurb writers have never been known to pay much attention to the subtleties nor even what's blatant about the books they hope to sell...sell being the salient word in the sentence. And they didn't even get a very good shot of Paula Prentiss for the cover.