Friday, September 4, 2020

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to reviews and related texts; 4 September 2020

The past week's and a few more books and other literature, 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. (Several more links will be forthcoming after some other tasks that need attention...)

Patricia Abbott: November by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Sewart)

Frank Babics: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March 1969, edited by Ernest M. Hutter

Mark Baker: Bad News Travels Fast by Gar Anthony Haywood

Paul Barnett/"John Grant": The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder)

Angie Barry: The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

Brad Bigelow: Reviewing the Forties by Diana Trilling and several of the neglected books she reviewed there; The Beautiful Life by Edwin Gilbert

Les Blatt: The Book of the Crime by Elizabeth Daly

Paul Bishop: "Piccadilly Cowboys" (British westerns) and subsequent adult westerns

Elgin Bleecker: Resurrection Mall by Dana King

Joachim Boaz: Alqua Dreams by Rachel Pollack

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, May 1965, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Ben Boulden: Tiebreaker by Jack M. Bickham 

"Algis Budrys" (Algirdas Jonas Budrys): A Budrys Miscellany: Occasional Writing 1954-2000 edited by David Langford 

Brian Busby: Their Man in the White House by Tom Ardies 

Terry Carr, Harlan Ellison, Richard Lupoff, Robert Silverberg and Ted White: "Fan into Pro" at the 1978 WorldCon; Part 1 and Part 2 (among the many books and magazines discussed, The Futurians by Damon Knight)

Jason Cavallaro: Every Last One by Anna Quindlen and other Best and Worst Reads: August

Christy: White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Doug Cohen: Realms of Fantasy, October 1995, edited by Shawna McCarthy

David Cranmer: How the West was Written by Ron Scheer 

Liz Dexter: Happiness Breaks In by Angela Thirkell 

Scott Edelman: Lee Murray

Martin Edwards: A Dandy in Aspic by Derek Marlowe; Dorothy Simpson;
Josephine Bell; The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren horror comics, March/April 1973

Barry Ergang: Tailing Raymond Chandler by Brian Thomas Olson 

Will Errickson: By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens

Curtis Evans: The Crippled Muse by Hugh Wheeler 

José Ignacio Escribano: I Could Murder Her aka Murder of a Martinet by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith C. Rivett); The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley; The Saltmarsh Murders by Gladys Mitchell

"Olman Feelyus": Mad Ship by "Robin Hobb" (Margaret Lindholm Ogden); Red Ketchup by Pierre Fournier and Réal Godbout 

Paul Fraser: Science Fantasy, October 1965, edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli and Keith Roberts; The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1 edited by Terry Carr 

Cullen Gallagher: The Three-Way Split by Gil Brewer

Aubrey Hamilton: The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton; 
Beware, Beware by Steph Cha; The Country-House Burglar by Michael Gilbert

Bev Hankins: Death Rides a Sorrel Horse by A. B. Cunningham; Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; Trixie Belden and the Mystery at Bob-White Cave by "Kathryn Kenney"

Rob Hansen: Edythe Eyde, aka "Tigrina" and "Lisa Ben" (parts 1-3)

James W. Harris: overwhelming one's self with one's reading projects, or eyes too big for one's eyes

Sandie Herron: Some Like It Hawk by Donna Andrews; Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle 

Lesa Holstine: "Frozen" by Ann Cleeves (e-chapbook)

Rich Horton: three short novels by Jack Vance

Jerry House: Nebula Award Stories Eleven edited by Ursula K. Le Guin; Signalz by F. Paul Wilson

Kate Jackson: Two Against Scotland Yard by "David Frome" (Zenith Jones Brown); Checkmate to Murder by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith C. Rivett)

Beau Johnson: Satan's Sorority by "Graham Wynd" (K. A. Laity)

Tracy K: A Morbid Taste for Bones by "Ellis Peters" (Edith Pargeter)

Colman Keane: Hazell and the Three-Card Trick by P. B. Yuill

George Kelley: Cosmic Corsairs edited by Hank Davis and Christopher Ruocchio

Joe Kenney: Hot Bullets by "Brick Killerman" (Jan Stacy?)

Rob Kitchin: A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson

K. A. Laity: Killing Time in the Catskills by Kevin Owen

Karen Langley: Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

B. V. Lawson: Home is the Prisoner by Jean Catherine Potts

Xavier Lechard: technical flaws in good crime fiction

Des/D. F. Lewis: The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

Evan Lewis: "Susan Surrenders" by Robert Leslie Bellem, Pep Stories, April 1932, edited by Natalie Adele Messenger

Steve Lewis: 
"One Night at Dolores Park" by Bill Pronzini, and "Fire in the Islands" by Hayford Pierce, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1995, edited by Janet Hutchings; The Old Die Young by Richard Lockridge

Library of America: "A Perfect Moment" (from Front Door Lobby) by Maud Wood Park

Robert Lopresti: "Nicking Votes" by Stephen Beuhler, from Low Down Dirty Vote 2, edited by Mysti Berry

Kyle Lybeck: Odd Man Out by James Newman

Ed McBride: Mansion of Evil by Joseph J. Millard

Mike: The So-Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes 

John Miller: Weird Tales, November 1934, edited by Farnsworth Wright 

Neeru: Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher; Girl on the Run by Hilary Waugh; The Golden Beast by E. P. Oppenheim

Jess Nevins: Pulps and related material from East Germany

Francis M. Nevins: three by Henry Stephen Keeler

John F. Norris: Murder at Deer Lick by A. B. Cunningham

Jim Noy: This Way Out by James Ronald

John O'Neill: Merchanter's Luck by "C. J. Cherryh" (Carolyn Cherry)

Matt Paust: The Penns River Police series by Dana King

"Paperback Warrior": the novels of Richard Himmel

Mildred Perkins: Shell Game by Benny Lawrence

Jordan Prejean: The Twilight Zone Magazine July 1982, edited by T. E. D. Klein

Tom Purdom: When I Was Writing: A Literary Memoir

James Reasoner: Master of the Lash by "Ford Browne" (Forrest R. Brown)

Richard Robinson: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Part XII: Some Untold Cases (1894-1902) edited by David Marcum; Cosmic Corsairs edited by Hank Davis and Christopher Ruocchio

Gerard Saylor: Smonk by Tom Franklin 

Jack Seabrook: the crime fiction of "William Morrison" (Joseph Samachson)

Steve Scott: "Violence on Violet Nights" (a profile/interview essay on John D. MacDonald and his character Travis McGee) by William Ecenbarger, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 17 March 1985

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic: Stories of Imagination, May 1965, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli; Worlds of Tomorrow, September 1965, edited by Frederik Pohl 

Kerrie Smith: The Poet by Michael Connelly

Marina Sofia: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (translated by Sophie Hughes)

Scott Thompson: Fanfare for Tin Trumpets and Harlequin House by Margery Sharp

"TomCat": The Death of Laurence Vining by Alan Thomas 

Bill Wallace: The Road Through the Wall and The Sundial by Shirley Jackson;
Evergreen Review, October 1967, edited by Barney Rosset

A. J. Wright: "Mark Twain", Tom Sawyer and The Pastor's Story and Other Pieces in Prose and Poetry by Mary Ann Harris Gay

Mark Yon: Science Fantasy, August 1965, edited by Kyril Bonfigliore and Keith Roberts; New Worlds, August 1965, edited by Michael Moorcock


Cullen Gallagher said...

Thank you, Todd! Great selection this week, as always.

Hedgeguard said...

I believe "A Morbid Taste for Bones" was originally intended as a stand-alone novel, but Ellis Peters found the character so appealing, she ended up writing 19 more. They have long been among my very favorite mysteries, and the PBS series starring Derek Jacoby as Cadfael is magnificent.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Cullen. And here comes the rest of it...

Thanks for the pointer, Hg!

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack!

Neeru said...

Thanks Todd for including my posts. Take care.

TracyK said...

Thanks for your hard work on this, Todd. Now I have to catch up on all of these links.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Neeru and Tracy, for your support and your fine contributions!