Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books (and more): the links to reviews and more

This week's books, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, to be warned away from). Patti Abbott will probably be hosting again next week, watch this space for further developments...

Frank Babics: The Fiction Desk 10: Separations edited by Rob Redman

Mark Baker: The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais

Yvette Banek: Triple Zeck: And Be a Villain; The Second Confession; In the Best Families by Rex Stout

Les Blatt: The Bar on the Seine by Georges Simenon (currently in-print version, as The Two-Penny Bar, translated by David Watson)

Robert Briney: The Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr

Brian Busby: "Nemesis Wins" by Grant Allen

Bill Crider: The Long Haul by Anthony Johnston and Eduardo Barreto

Jose Cruz, Peter Enfantino, Jack Seabrook: EC Comics, August 1954

Martin Edwards: Burn This by Helen McCloy

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): Hardy Boys: Secret of the Red Arrow by "Franklin W. Dixon"

Will Errickson: Descent by Ron Dee

Curtis Evans: Hours to Kill by Ursula Curtiss

Paul Fraser: Science Fiction Monthly, March 1976, edited by Julie Davis

Barry Gardner: Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill

John Grant: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder); God's Spy by Juan Gomez-Jurado (translated by James Graham); Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence

Rich Horton: Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, by Edwin L. Arnold

Jerry House: Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, by Edwin L. Arnold

Tracy K: Where There's a Will by Rex Stout

George Kelley: Rise of the Terran Empire by Poul Anderson

Joe Kenney: Venus on the Half-Shell by "Kilgore Trout" (Philip Jose Farmer)

Margot Kinberg: The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey

Rob Kitchin: Midnight in Berlin by James McManus; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Evan Lewis: The Oscar by Richard Sale

Todd Mason: Fantasy: The Literature of the Marvelous edited by Leo P. Kelley; Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery MagazineAugust 1964, edited by Richard Decker, with Victoria S. and Ned Benham, G. F. Foster and Patricia Hitchcock

James Nicoll: Anthonology by Piers Anthony

John F. Norris: Bill "Ironsides" Cromwell and Johnny Lister novels by "Victor Gunn" (Edwy Searles Brooks)

Juri Nummelin: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

John O'Neill: First World Fantasy Awards, edited by Gahan Wilson; The World Fantasy Awards, Volume Two, edited by Fritz Leiber and Stuart David Schiff   [Mason on First World Fantasy Awards; The World Fantasy Awards, V. 2]

Matt Paust: The Fever Tree by Richard Mason  [Neeru on The Fever Tree]

Mildred Perkins: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt; A Very British Murder by Lucy Worsley

James Reasoner: "The Lost End of Nowhere" by Gordon McCreagh

L. J. Roberts: Bryant & May: Wild Chamber by Christopher Fowler

Gerard Saylor: Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry

Steven H. Silver: "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London; "The Holes Around Mars" by Jerome Bixby

"TomKat": Cat's Paw by Dorothy Blair and Ellen Page

Prashant Trikannad: 2017 reading in review

David Vineyard: "Flight to Singapore" by Donald Barr Chidsey

Morgan Wallace: Three Miles from Murder by Frederick C. Davis (aka Clark Aiken)


Yvette said...

Hi Todd, thanks for doing hosting duties today. My post is up and running - late as usual.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Yvette! Got one missed back in July by Bill, as well.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd - Thanks for doing the FFB today.

Todd Mason said...

Hey, someday soon I'll start catching up with my own Tuesday roundelay.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Whenever you are ready, Todd, I know it is a labor of love – emphasis on labor. But it is one of my favorite blog features with interesting people posting interesting reviews of film, TV, and more.

J F Norris said...

Please add my very late (and extremely long) post to the list.

A look at the "Ironsides" Cromwell series by Victor Gunn

Thanks for subbing for Patti. You do it so well as always.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks! for the kind words and advisory. Added in, John.

Elgin, it is, and takes even more time and energy than FFB...alas I've had so little of late. But, soon.

George said...

Todd, thanks for filling in for Patti Abbott!

Todd Mason said...

Never less than a pleasure.