Saturday, September 12, 2020

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews and related texts: 11 September 2020

Seems apropos for our 9/11 list...

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: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder)

Mark Baker: Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart

Paul Barnett/"John Grant": The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler (translated by Neil Smith)

Brad Bigelow: Beowulf by "Bryher" (Annie Winifred Ellerman) 

Paul Bishop: The Big Fifty by Frank O'Rourke

Les Blatt: Diabolic Candelabra by E. R. Punshon; Cécile Is Dead by Georges Simenon (translated by Anthea Bell) 

Elgin Bleecker: The Pulp Jungle by Frank Gruber 

Joachim Boaz: Hyacinths by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro 

Ben Boulden: Trouble Man by Ed Goman 

Brian Busby: Josie of Montreal by "Florian Delorme" 

Bob Byrne: Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

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

Kathryn Cramer, Scott Edelman, Eric Flint, Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead and Paul Witcover: "The Moral Distance Between the Author and the Work" (World Fantasy Convention 2010) Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4 

Liz Dexter: Father by Elizabeth von Arnim

Scott Edelman: Justina Ireland 

Martin Edwards: The Edge of Terror by Brian Flynn

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Batman comics in the 1980s: October 1980

Barry Ergang: The Drifter Detective by Garnett Elliott 

Will Errickson: The Year's Best Horror Stories XVI (1988) edited by Karl Edward Wagner  

Curtis Evans: The China Roundabout by Josephine Bell 

José Ignacio Escribano: Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie; "The Tea Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace, The Strand Magazine, October 1925, edited by Herbert Smith 

"Olman Feelyus": Hitler by Shigeru Mizuki

Erica Frank: A Wizard of Lemuria by Lin Carter

Paul Fraser: Science Fantasy, November 1965, edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli and James Parkhill-Rathbone

Cullen Gallagher: One is a Lonely Number by Bruce Elliott

Aubrey Hamilton: The Last Best Hope by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter); Ice Hunter by Joseph Heywood 

Bev Hankins: Bullet for a Star by Stuart Kaminsky; Something the Cat Dragged In by Charlotte MacLeod; The October Country by Ray Bradbury

James W. Harris: The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

Rich Horton: The Engine of Recall by Karl Schroeder (and additional stories by him)

Jerry House: Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw; The Freak Show Murders by "Maxwell Grant" (Walter B. Gibson); Nightcap: Conversations on Arts and Letters hosted by Studs Terkel and Calvin Trillin: Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison and Gene Wolfe, guest panel (1982) 

Gabino Iglesias: Gone by Mo Hayder 

Kate Jackson: The Departure of Mr. Gaudette (aka Fateful Departure) by Doris Miles Disney

Jeanne: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson 

Tracy K: Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum

Colman Keane: Maker's Mark by Helen Macie Osterman; The Dead Past by Tom Piccirilli; The Patch by Todd Morr

George Kelley: The Virgin and the Wheels by L. Sprague de Camp

Mark R. Kelly: Eye in the Sky, Solar Lottery and Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick

Joe Kenney: The Spy in the Java Sea by Bill S. Ballinger; The Revenger #6: A Promise for Death by Jon Messman

Dana King: The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy

Rob Kitchin: Austral by Paul McAuley

K. A. Laity: Black Lizard by "Edogawa Rampo" (Taro Hirai) (translated by Ian Hughes)

Karen Langley: The Story of Stanley Brent by Elizabeth Berridge

B. V. Lawson: A Country Kind of Death by "Mary McMullen" (Mary Reilly Wilson) 

Xavier Lechard: seriousness and crime fiction

Des/D. F. Lewis: Nostalgia's Boat by David Mathew

Evan Lewis: "In Debt to the Devil" by Robert Leslie Bellem, Spicy-Adventure Stories, May 1936 

Steve Lewis: Photo Finish by Ngaio Marsh; "Don't Look Now" by Henry Kuttner, Thrilling Wonder Stories, March 1948, edited by Samuel Merwin; Murder's Little Helper by "George Bagby" (Aaron Stein); "A Death in Montecito" by "Michael Collins" (Dennis Lynd)

Library of America: "The Striding Place" (aka "The Twins") by Gertrude Atherton, The Speaker, 20 June 1896, edited by Thomas Wymass Reid; "Thurlow's Christmas Story" by John Kendrick Bangs, Harper's Weekly, 15 December 1894, edited by Henry Loomis Nelson 

Robert Lopresti: "If You Want Something Done Right..." by Sue Grafton, Deadly Anniversaries, edited by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini; "Golden Lives" by Joseph S. Walker, Mystery Weekly, September 2020, edited by Kerry Carter 

Steven J. McDermott: Sins of Flesh by Orrie Hitt

Greg Mele: Charles R. Saunders, July 1946-September 2020

Mike: The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett 

Neeru: The 24th Horse by "Hugh Pentecost" (Judson Philips); They Don't Dance Much by James Ross

Jess Nevins: The "Yellow Peril"

John F. Norris: Murder Goes to the Dogs by "Timothy Brace" (Theodore Pratt)

Jim Noy: Death on the Way (aka Double Death) by Freeman Wills Crofts

Ray O'Leary: Death of a Poison-Tongue by Josephine Bell

John O'Neill: Tim Friesen, bookseller; September/October 2020 fantasy/sf magazines

"Paperback Warrior": A Ticket to Hell by Harry Whittington

Matt Paust: World within the World by Sam Rasnake

Mildred Perkins: A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by "T. Kingfisher" (Ursula Vernon)

Phyllis: "Trump Trashes Sylvia Plath"

Jordan Prejean: The Twilight Zone Magazine, August 1982, edited by T. E. D. Klein (featuring a reprint of Robert Bloch's completion of Poe's "The Light-House" [from Fantastic, 1953] and new stories by Janet Fox and Barbara Owen, among others)

James Reasoner: Frisco Flat by Stuart James

Richard Robinson: Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey 

Gerard Saylor: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey; Last of the Gadarene by Mark Gatiss 

Steve Scott: "'Saint' MacDonald Praised, Probed at Tampa Fest" by Stephen Doig, The Miami Herald, 20 November 1978 (John D. MacDonald replies to queries, papers)

Jack Seabrook: "Bang! Bang! You're Dead" by Margery Vosper 

Kerrie Smith: Meddling and Murder by Ovidia Yu

Marina Sofia: Holiday Heart by Margarita Garcia Robayo (translated by Charlotte Coombe); Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Keith J. Taylor: Robert Howard's Cormac Mac Art stories

Jim Thomsen: A Man's Game by Newton Thornburg

Scott Thompson: Everyday by Elena Shayne

Kevin Tipple: The Drifter Detective by Garnett Elliott; Mystery Weekly, April 2020, edited by Kerry Carter 

"TomCat": The Hand of Mary Constable by Paul Gallico; The Edge of Terror by Brian Flynn  

Bill Wallace: Evergreen Review, December 1967, edited by Barney Rosset; The Day of the Triffids by "John Wyndham" (John Benyon Harris) 

A. J. Wright: the Federal Theatre Project in Alabama and its produced plays and aftermath

From This Magazine is CRAZY,  December 1958, edited (& this item written/drawn?) by Jack O'Brien:


neer said...

Thanks for including my links, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Never a problem, Neeru! Thanks for writing the reviews!

Jerry House said...

Another near super-human compilation, Todd. Thanks!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jerry! Not Herculean, but it can take a toll...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack! Surprising such an apparently high-profile radio series could be "lost"...