Friday, October 11, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews and texts: 11 October 2019

1979; see Steven H Silver's links
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. 

Patricia Abbott: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 

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

Susan Amper: "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe, The Gift: a Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1845, edited anonymously 

Jessica Avery: 30 Haunted House (and Related) Novels and Novellas (courtesy John O'Neill)

Mark Baker: Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinlay

Brian Bigelow: On Wooden Wings by Rosemary Tonks 

Paul Bishop: Mountie and other Northern/Northwestern stories in the pulps, the slicks and the comics 

Les Blatt: Death of a Swagman by Arthur Upfield; The Mystery of the Peacock's Eye by Brian Flynn 

Elgin Bleecker: The Darkest Hour (aka Waterfront Cop) by William P. McGivern

Joachim Boaz: The Downstairs Room and Other Speculative Fiction by Kate Wilhelm 

Brian Busby: the novels of Constance Beresford-Howe 

Steve Carper: Gyro Gearloose comics by Carl Barks

Martin Edwards: Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout 

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren horror comics, November 1968-April 1969, edited by Bill Parente 

Stephen Erickson: The Sculptress by Minette Walters

Will Errickson: Echoes from the Macabre by Daphne Du Maurier 

José Ignacio Escribano: Bats in the Belfry by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith Caroline Rivett) 

Curtis Evans: The Murder of the Fifth Columnist by Leslie Ford 

Olman Feelyus: Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook; 
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel; Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan; A Time to Kill by Geoffrey Household 

Paul Fraser: Tor.com Short Fiction, Summer 2019, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, George R. R. Martin, Lee Harris, Ellen Datlow, Jonathan Strahan, and Jennifer Gunnels 

Barry Gardner: Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. Ford 

John Grant: Two Murders in My Double Life by Josef Škvorecký; The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst; The Hunter by Asa Nonami (translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter); The Villa Triste (aka Villa Triste) by Lucretia Grindle 

Aubrey Hamilton: The Cinnamon Murder by Frances Crane; Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb

Bev Hankins: Hand in Glove by Ngaio Marsh; Let's Kill George by Lucy Cores; The Restless Corpse by Alan Pruitt 

Rich Horton: The Graftons by "Archibald Marshall" (Arthur Hammond Marshall); Steven Popkes stories; The Privilege of the Sword and short stories by Ellen Kushner

Jerry House: Dydeetown World by F. Paul Wilson; Tell It to the Marines, July 1955, Harold Betancourt, Art Director; Benton Resnik, Gen. Mgr. 


Kate Jackson: The Black Honeymoon by "Conyth Little" (Constance and Gwyneth Little); The Body in the Dumb River by George Bellairs

Tracy K: Killer's Choice by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter) 

Colman Keane: Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins; 
Piggyback by Tom Pitts; In Plain Sight by Mike Knowles 

George Kelley: The Living End by Frank Kane; The Widow by Georges Simenon (translated by John Petrie)

Joe Kenney: Ninja Master #7: The Skin Swindle by "Wade Barker"; Wetbones by John Shirley 

Rob Kitchin: The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves 

B. V. Lawson: Monkey Puzzle by Paula Gosling 

Des/D. F. Lewis: Collected Stories by Vladimir Nabokov; continues here.

Evan Lewis: "Alone" by Frederick Nebel, North-West Stories, August 22, 1926 

Steve Lewis: The Faberge Egg by Robert Upton; "Lieutenant Harald and the Treasure Island Treasure" by Margaret Maron, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September 1989, edited by Cathleen Jordan; Polo in the Rough by Jerry Kennealy; "Broadway Malady" by John Lawrence, Dime Detective, February 1937, edited by Rogers Terrill 

Gideon Marcus: If, November 1964, edited by Frederik Pohl

Todd Mason: What Really Happened to the Class of '65? by David Wallechinsky and Michael Medved; Partners in Wonder by Harlan Ellison and his collaborators; the best of the year 1978 short fiction anthologies as edited by Edward D. Hoch, Joyce Carol Oates, Gardner Dozois, Gerald W. Page, Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim, Lin Carter, Shannon Ravenel, William Abrahams, Art Saha and Bill Henderson

Andrew Nette: Cruising by Gerald Walker

John F. Norris: The Sutton Place Murders by Robert George Dean

John O'Neill: The Traveler in Black by John Brunner; haunted house novels; Through the Heart by Richard Grant 

Matt Paust: Dancing in Santa Fe by Beate Sigriddaughter

James Reasoner: The Vengeful Virgin by Gil Brewer 

Richard Robinson: The Private Lives of Private Eyes, Spies, Crime Fighters and Other Good Guys edited by Otto Penzler

Sandra Ruttan: The Last Deep Breath by Tom Piccirilli

Gerard Saylor: The Fever Kill by Tom Piccirilli; 
Murder Among the O.W.L.S. by Bill Crider 

John Schulian: "Poetry in Motion" by Larry Merchant, The New York Post, April 11? 1968 

Jack Seabrook: "Road Hog" by Harold R. Daniels, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1959, edited by Frederic Dannay

Stephen H Silver: Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials by Wayne Douglas Barlowe; fantasy and sf novels of 1979 

Kerrie Smith: The Autumn Murders by Robert Gott

Duane Spurlock: the westerns of T. T. Flynn

Kevin Tipple: To Hell and Gone in Texas by Russ Hall

"TomCat": The Laughing Dog by "Francis Vivian" (Arthur E. Ashley); Death in the Cup by "Moray Dalton" (Katherine M. Renoir)

David Vineyard: "The Scrip of Death" by Fred M. White, Pearson's Magazine, July 1898, edited by C. Arthur Pearson 

Bill Wallace: Weird Tales, November 1925, edited by Farnsworth Wright (issue online); Evergreen Review, #1, 1957, edited by Barney Rosset and Donald Allen (issue online)



































4 comments:

noirencyclopedia said...

Many thanks as always for all the goodies, Todd, and for the links to my own offerings. Bizarre to find that Kindred, one of my all-time favorite sf novels (and there's barely a need for the "sf" qualification there, I like it that much!), went unnoticed in the awards.

Now back to reading some of the other reviews . . .

Todd Mason said...

It is remarkable, no? I think in part because people didn't know what to think of it...I tend to think of it as a horror novel, and one of the most profound horror novels of its century.

And thank you, Paul.

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd! Unfortunately, Archie Goodwin was no longer editing the Warren mags by this point and the quality suffered.

Todd Mason said...

Too-blithe assumption! Shell correct. Thank you! (Nero Wolfe needed him back. Half-hearted rim shot.)