Friday, April 10, 2020

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS: the links to the reviews, texts and more; Catching Up on 10 April 2020 (and in progress)

The recent 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: A Lost Lady by Willa Cather; The Motel Life by Willy Vlautin; Thursday's Children by Nicci French; The Black Mountain by Rex Stout; Patricia Moyes's Henry Tibbett novels; shelfy selfies

Sergio Angelini: 26 crime fiction novels not to miss; A Closed Book by Gilbert Adair


Frank Babics: Good Evening, Central Laundromat by Jason Heroux; Ghost Story by Peter Straub 

Mark Baker: Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Brian Bigelow: Hot-House by G. E. Trevelyan; 

some suggestions for the #1920Club readathon, by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding and others; State of Possession by Edith de Born; Witches' Sabbath by Maurice Sachs; One by One by Penelope Gilliatt; As Love is Deep by Betsey Barton; Angels in Ealing by Eileen WinncroftMy Hey-Day Or, the Crack-up of the International Set by Princess Tulip Murphy as told to Virginia Faulkner; The Barbarians by Virginia FaulknerDrives My Green Age by Josephine Carson 

Paul Bishop: Six-Gun Justice Podcast

Les Blatt: Inspector French and the Starvel Hollow Tragedy by Freeman Willis Crofts; Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie; Maigret and the Saturday Caller by Georges Simenon (translated by Tony White); Death of a Frightened Editor by E. and M. A. Radford  Average Jones by Samuel Hopkins Adams; Puzzle for Players by "Patrick Quentin"(Hugh C. Wheeler and Richard Wilson Webb)The Case of the Gilded Fly by "Edmund Crispin" (Robert Montgomery); Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert; The Golden Dagger and Four Strange Women by E. R. Punshon; Death of a Frightened Editor by E. and M. A. Radford  Murder en Route by Brian Flynn; The Lucky Stiff by Phoebe Atwood Taylor; Death of a Frightened Editor by E. and M. A. Radford

Elgin Bleecker: An Order for Murder by Steve Fisher; Under a Raging Moon by Frank Zafiro; The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett; Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (translated by Steven T. Murray)

Joachim Boaz: The Bleeding Man and Other Stories by Craig Strete; The Werewolf Principle by Clifford D. Simak; The Lights in the Sky are Stars by Fredric Brown; The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell; Waves by M. A. Foster; In Solitary by Garry Kilworth; Electric Forest by Tanith Lee; Burt Shonberg


John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories edited by Cele Goldsmith-Lalli: March 1965; April 1965; May 1965

Ben Boulden: The Wolf in the Clouds and Nowhere to Run by Ron Faust; Trouble Man and (as by "Daniel Ransom") Night Caller by Ed Gorman

Sara Boyle: The Dark Shore by Susan Howatch

Brian Busby: Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorehouse; Agnes Maule Machar; 
10 Canadian Books for International Women's Day; Maria Monk; The Man from Nowhere by Anna T. Sadlier;  Not for Every Eye aka Le libraire by Gérard Bessette (translated by Glen Shortliffe); Queen Kong by James Moffatt; The Last Canadian by William C. Heine

Bob Byrne: "Immune to Murder" by Rex Stout, The American Magazine, November 1955, edited by Sumner Blossom


Martin Edwards: Murder in Blue by Clifford Wittig; Dead Horse by Walter Satterthwait;

Crossed Skis by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith C. Rivett); the value of book reviewing; The Private Wound by "Nicholas Blake" (C. Day-Lewis); The Widower by [Hilda] Van Siller; Stairway to an Empty Room by Dolores Hitchens; The Empty House by Michael Gilbert; The Crime Against Marcella by George Milner; Top Ten Escapist Crime Reads; The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo (translated by Louise Heal Kawai); The Tooth and the Nail by Bill Ballinger; Hell for Heather by Pat Flower; Dance for a Dead Uncle by Charles Asheton; I Wake Up Screaming by Steve Fisher; Murder is a Kill-Joy by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding; Sudden Fear by Edna Sherry; Death of a Bookseller by Bernard J. Farmer; Dread Journey by Dorothy B. Hughes

Barry Ergang: Drum Beat--Madrid by Stephen Marlowe; Tangled Trails by William MacLeod Raine; "Breathe No More, My Lovely" aka "Breathe No More" by John D. MacDonald, Detective Tales, May 1950


Will Errickson: Maynard's House by Herman Raucher; The Sweet Taste of Burning by Paul Andreota; Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell; Mary Higgins Clark 


José Ignacio Escribano: Rubem Fonseca; Winifred Peck; Dashiell Hammett; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle; Ernest Bramah; Philip MacDonald; Clayton Rawson; Eden Philpotts; Ronald A. Knox; A.E.W. Mason; C.H.B. Kitchin; Margaret and C.D.H. Cole; "A./Archibald Fielding" (Dorothy Fielding); "Leo Bruce"/Rupert Croft-Cooke; Julian Symons; "Anthony Wynne" (Robert McNair Wilson); Alan Melville; Christopher St. John Sprigg; "Anthony Boucher" (William A. P. White); The Detection Club

Jerry House: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Fall 1944 (first issue), edited by Frederic Dannay (as EQ); Dark Entry by Basil Copper; The Spirit (Register and Tribune Syndication to newspapers), 15 June 1941; 30 Day Wonder by Richard Wilson; Ten Years to Doomsday by Chester Anderson and Michael Kurland; Paul Fairman; Thunder Jim Wade by Henry Kuttner; the Hogben stories by Kuttner and C. L. Moore; City on the Moon by "Murray Leinster" (Will F. Jenkins); Charlotte Armstrong; The War Chief and Apache Devil by Edgar Rice Burroughs; David Goodis; Wasp by Eric Frank Russell; Fireside Mystery Book edited by Frank Owen; Brian Garfield; A Second Century of Spooky Stories edited by Hugh Walpole; Cornell Woolrich; The Mystery Book edited by H. Douglas Tomson; The Mysteries of Udolfo by Anne Radcliffe; Asterix the Gaul by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo; Sport for Inspector West (aka Inspector West Kicks Off) by John Creasey; Jack Finney; The Annotated Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, edited and annotated by Maria Tatar; Frank Quattrocchi   

Aubrey Hamilton: The Laughing Dog by Francis Vivian; Princes Gate by Mark Ellis; Murder in Stained Glass by Margaret Armstrong; Unholy Writ by David Williams; Innocent Bystander by "Craig Rice" (Georgiana Craig); Slayground by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake); The Dead Can Tell by Helen Reilly; Blood Type by Stephen GreenleafThe Ice Hunter by Joseph Heywood; Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage; Lesser Evils by Joe Flanagan; Tilt-A-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein; Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

Nick Jones: Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith

George Kelley: 

Mark K. Kelley: A Case of Conscience by James Blish; Needle by "Hal Clement" (Harry Stubbs); Collision Course by Robert Silverberg; City by Clifford D. Simak


Neeru: The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts; The Great Impersonation by E. Philips Oppenheim; 10 recommended books; Speak Justly of the Dead by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith C. Rivett); Mister Westerby Missing and Tragedy at the Thirteenth Hole by "Miles Burton" (Cecil John Street); Blackout at Gretley by J. B. Priestly


John O'Neill: Great Work of Time by John Crowley; Best of the current Small Press Magazines; Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery by Brian MurphyTalking Man by Terry Bisson; Imaginary Lands edited by Robin McKinley; The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley by Robert SheckleyThe Worlds Trilogy by Joe HaldemanNightfall and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov