Sunday, November 24, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews and texts: 22 November 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. And spare a thought for the late Gahan Wilson, his surviving friends and family, and all his fans. And further apologies for a busy and distracting weekend delaying this week's list unconscionably. TM

Patricia Abbott: Trap for Cinderella by Sébastien Japrisot (translated by Helen Weaver) 

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

Angie Barry: Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark 

Brian Bigelow: The Collected Stories of Rhys DaviesPilgrimage by Dorothy Richardson 

Paul Bishop: Tony Masero: fiction and painting 

Les Blatt: A Surfeit of Suspects by George Bellairs; The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers 

Joachim Boaz: Beyond Apollo by Barry N. Malzberg; "The Wind Blows Free" by Chad Oliver, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1957, edited by "Anthony Boucher" (William White) 

Ben Boulden: The Autumn Dead and The Night Remembers by Ed Gorman; Gorman interview; 
briefly: Save the Last Dance for Me by Ed Gorman 

Louis J. Budd: "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims" by "Mark Twain" (Samuel Clemens)

Brian Busby: Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders (1955 Whitman abridgment); briefly, The Monkees in Who's Got the Button by William Johnston 

Bill Crider: Horrible Beginnings edited by Steven H Silver and Martin H. Greenberg; The Space Magicians edited by Alden H. Norton and Sam Moskowitz 

Martin Edwards: The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin 

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren horror comics, November 1969-January 1970, edited by Bill Parente 

Barry Ergang: Watch Me Die (aka The Man with the Iron-On Badge) by Lee Goldberg

Will Errickson: Shadows 2 edited by Charles L. Grant 

José Ignacio Escribano: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie; "Moray Dalton" (Katherine Renoir); The Big Bow Mystery aka The Perfect Crime by Israel Zangwill; Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers 

Curtis Evans: The Art School Murders and The Condamine Case by Moray Dalton (Katherine Renoir) 

"Olman Feelyus": The Amboy Dukes by Irving Shulman; The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest by Peter Dickinson; Murphy's War by Max Catto 

Paul Fraser: Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1938, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.

John Grant: The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill; Van Gogh's Bad Cafe by Frederic Tuten

Aubrey Hamilton: The Case of the Crumpled Knave by "Anthony Boucher" (William White); Shotgun Boogie by Steve Brewer  

Bev Hankins: The Noel Coward Murder Case by George Baxt; The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers 

Rich Horton: Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen; Clifford D. Simak

Jerry House: The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle 

Kate Jackson: Trial and Error by Anthony Berkeley (Cox); A Bullet for Rhino by Clifford Witting; The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie 

Randy Johnson: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. novels by David McDaniel 

Tracy K: Wicked Uncle by Patricia Wentworth

Karen/"Kaggsy": the 1965 Club 

Colman Keane: Wide Open by "John Warren Wells" (Lawrence Block); Killer Queen by T. S. Hunter; Canadian novels  

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories #16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg; Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Joe Kenney: C.A.D.S. #4: Tech Strike Force by "John Sievert" (Ryder Syvertsen); Strange Stars by Jason Heller 

Rob Kitchin: How to Run a City Like Amazon, And Other Fables edited by Mark Graham, Shannon Mattern and Joe Shaw; The Honourable Schoolboy by "John le Carré" (David Cornwell)

Kate Laity: The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders by Dorothy B. Hughes 

B.V. Lawson: Ah, Sweet Mystery by Celestine Sibley

Xavier Lechard: John Dickson Carr (and Robert Louis Stevenson)/John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles by Douglas Greene

Des/D. F. Lewis: The Scarlet Soul: Stories for Dorian Gray edited by Mark Valentine

Evan Lewis: Hopalong Cassidy newspaper comic strip attributed to Dan Spiegle; 
Nero Wolfe, the comic strip  

Steve Lewis: "The Girls from Earth" by Frank M. Robinson, Galaxy Science Fiction, January 1952, edited by H. L. Gold; Suicide Seat by "Nick Carter" (in this case, George Warren); "The Gun" by Philip K. Dick, Planet Stories, September 1952, edited by Jack O'Sullivan; Kisses Leave No Fingerprints by Mike Fredman  

Gary Lovisi: 1950s western fiction digests and some paperbacks

Todd Mason: the works of Gahan Wilson; John Simon

William Patrick Maynard: The Curse of the Snake by Guy Boothby 

John F. Norris: The Triple Bite by Brian Flynn; magazine covers for Carolyn Wells's serials

John O'Neill: Re-Birth aka The Chrysalids by "John Wyndham" (John Benyon Harris)

Matt Paust: Booker by David E. McClain; The Beast Who Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: Stories by Harlan Ellison; Sylvia by Leonard Michaels

James Reasoner: Casca: God of Death by Barry Sadler; Spicy-Adventure Stories, August 1941

Richard Robinson: The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman 

Sandra Ruttan: The Resurrectionist by Wrath James Wright 

Gerard Saylor: The Wrath of the Bloodeye by Joseph Delaney 

Steve Scott: John D. MacDonald on Travis McGee, paperback originals and, in passing, The Executioners (dumbed down for film twice as Cape Fear) 


Jack Seabrook: "Deathmate" by James Causey, Manhunt, March 1957, edited by "John McCloud" (Scott Meredith) 

Mark Sieber: Gahan Wilson, RIP

Steven H Silver: Alexis GillilandMake Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison 

Kerrie Smith: Lapse by Sarah Thornton 

Marina Sofia: writers most accounted for in her personal collection 

"TomCat": The Rat-a-Tat Mystery by Enid Blyton; "The Touch of Kolyada" by Edward D. Hoch, Mistletoe Mysteries, edited by Charlotte Macleod; Invisible Death and The Case of the Black Twenty-Two by Brian Flynn

David Vineyard: Thunderball by Ian Fleming 

Bill Wallace: Evergreen Review, May-June 1960 (#13) and September-October 1960 (#14), edited by Baeney Rosset

Matthew Wuertz: Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1954, edited by H. L. Gold

4 comments:

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd. I did not know Scott Meredith edited Manhunt.

Todd Mason said...

You're quite welcome, and thank you. He was at least the primary editor of the "John McCloud" years.

Mathew Paust said...

Thanks, Todd. You picked better than I. BTW, your Gahan Wilson link is dead. :'(

Todd Mason said...

Not yet born, my Wilson...things are strange, and perhaps never stranger than the sudden linkage of Wilson and John Simon...thank you, and I will nose around if someone doesn't have something for a given week...particularly if I foolishly manage to miss a note such as you provided pointing to their choice of redux post!