Wednesday, June 23, 2021

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to reviews, texts and more: 18 June 2021

This past 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.

Frank Babics: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, October 1969, edited by Ernest Hutter

Brad Bigelow: The Melville Log by Jay Ledya; Queer People by Carroll and Garrett Graham; Dirty Eddie by Ludwig Bemelmens; Come on Out, Daddy by Bernard Wolfe; Night Tennis by Annabel Davis-Goff; Blue Pages by Eleanor Perry and other neglected Hollywood novels

Paul Bishop: the career of Dan J. Marlowe

Mike Blake: The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov

Les Blatt: The Red Box by Rex Stout

Elgin Bleecker: Shaft by Ernest Tidyman

Joachim Boaz: First Step Outward edited by Robert Hoskins

John Boston: Amazing Stories, June 1966, edited by Joseph "Ross" (Wrzos)

Ben Boulden: A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

Cora Buhlert: Orbit 1 edited by Damon Knight

Brian Busby: North Overland with Oxley by J. Macdonald Oxley

Jason Cavallaro: Best and Worst Reading in May (mostly horror)

Douglas Cohen: Realms of Fantasy, April 1997, edited by Shawna McCarthy

Liz Dexter: Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers edited by Kit de Waal

Scott Edelman: Meg Elison

Martin Edwards: Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand; The Gigantic Shadow (aka The Pipe-Dream) by Julian Symons

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren horror comics, March-April 1975

Barry Ergang: A Hunger in the Soul by Mike Resnick

Will Errickson: Thomas Tessier's paperback editions

José Ignacio Escribano: Death's Old Sweet Song by "Jonathan Stagge" (Hugh Wheeler and Richard Webb); The Fortescue Candle by Brian Flynn

Curtis Evans: Phoebe Atwood Taylor; Octagon House by Phoebe Atwood Taylor

"Olman Feelyus": Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold

Paul Fraser: Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine Readers' Awards 2020: Novella shortlist reviews; Novelet reviews; Short story reviews

Anna Funder: "The Green Light" by Philippe Sands (Vanity Fair, May 2009)

Cullen Gallagher: TNT: Ritual in Blood by Doug Masters; Manhunter by Arnold Hano

Dana Gould: Kliph Nesteroff and Bobby Wilson

Charles Gramlich: Gallimaufry by Bruce Boston

James Harris: "Minla's Flowers" by Alistair Reynolds (The New Space Opera edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, 2007)

Aubrey Hamilton: The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom by Erle Stanley Gardner; Pigeon Blood Rubies by M. McDonnell Bodkin

Bev Hankins: The Bitter Path of Death by Pierre Audemars; The Marais Assassin by "Claude Izner" (Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefevre)

Don Herron: August Derleth ephemera

Rich Horton: The High Hand by Jacques Futrelle; Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman

Jerry House: "The Bald Spot" by H. G. Dwight (from his The Emperor of Elam and Other Stories, 1920); The Occult Detector by J. U. Geisy and Junius B. Smith as serialized in The Cavalier, 17-24 February and 2 March 1912, edited by Robert  Davis

Kate Jackson: The Wychford Poisoning Case by Anthony Berkeley (Cox); Murder Menagerie by Jeremy Lane 

Tracy K: Bug-Eyed Monsters edited by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg; The Small Boat of Great Sorrows by Dan Fesperman

Colman Keane: The Little Men by Megan Abbott; A Writer Prepares by Lawrence Block: The Digger's Game by George V. Higgins; Cast in Dark Waters by Ed Gorman and Tom Piccirilli

George Kelley: Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #5: Tin Stars edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles Waugh; Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology edited by Edward L. Ferman and Barry N. Malzberg; Fit to Kill by "Brett Halliday" (in this case, Robert Terrall)

Joe Kenney: Countdown by Frank G. Slaughter; Stryker: Deadly Alliance by William Crawford 

Margot Kinberg: heatwaves in literature

Rob Kitchin: On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong

Leslie Klinger and Lisa Morton: "Round the Fire" by Catherine Crowe, in her Ghosts and Family Legends (1859)

K. A. Laity: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham and tarot 

Karen Langley: After Lorca by Jack Spicer

B. V. Lawson: The Moving Toyshop by "Edmund Crispin" (Robert Bruce Montgomery); A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women edited by Elizabeth George

Xavier Lechard: the novels of Jean Potts; and of Charlotte Armstrong

Des/D. F. Lewis: The Fontana Book of Ghost Stories anthologies edited by Robert Aickman

Evan Lewis: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, edited by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay solo); July, September and November 1942; Perry Mason: The Case of the Innocent Thief (newspaper comic strip) by Erle Stanley Gardner and Mel Keefer, syndicated in 1950

Steve Lewis: White Meat by Peter Corris; The Affair in Duplex 9B by William Johnston; Dead Matter by Steven Frimmer; The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke 

Library of America: "The Personal is Political" by Carol Hanisch (from Notes from the Second Year: Women's Liberation: Major Writings of the Radical Feminists edited by Shulamith Firestone and Anne Koedt, 1970); "Stranger than Fiction" by James Weldon Johnson, The New York Age, 23 December 1915; "The Gutting of Couffignal" by Dashiell Hammett, The Black Mask, December 1925, edited by Philip Cody; "Tickets" by Donald Barthelme, The New Yorker, 6 March 1989, edited by Robert Gottlieb

Robert Lopresti: "Goodnight, Saigon" by Richard Helms (from Only the Good Die Young, edited by Josh Pachter)

Dawn Major: Fugitives of the Heart by William Gay

Barry N. Malzberg: New American Review/American Review edited by Theodore Solotaroff

Todd Mason: 2020 best of the year literary annuals; stories from Orbit 3 edited by Damon Knight (Putnam 1968) and New American Review #3 edited by Theodore Solotaroff (Signet/New American Library 1968)

Edward McBride: The Long Night by Ovid Demaris; The Gunsmith 98: Nevada Death Trap by "J. R. Roberts" (Robert Randisi)

Stephen J. McDermott: Dawson's Run by Tim McCloud; The Moon in the Gutter by David Goodis

Neeru: Voice Out of Darkness by Ursula Curtiss; An Afternoon to Kill by Shelley Smith; Maynard's House by Herman Raucher

Steven Nester: The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes; Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Horace McCoy

Jess Nevins: The Social War of 1900, or Conspirators and Lovers by Simon Mohler Landis

John F. Norris: Bedeviled by Libbie Block; Blood on the Common by Anne Fuller and Marcus Allen

Jim Noy: Mysteries and More Mysteries by Robert Arthur

Juri Nummelin: The Love Odds by "Peter Keyes" (Andrew J. Collins?)

John O'Neill: The Empire of Kaz trilogy by Leslie Gadallah; Stellar Fist by Geo. W. Proctor

Paperback Warrior: The Case of Jennie Brice by Mary Roberts Rinehart; The Angry Mountain by Hammond Innes; Hurricane by Gardner F. Fox; Snowbound Six by Richard Martin Stern; Cyclone by Eric Nilsen

Matt Paust: Hearts at Dawn by Alysa Salzberg; Listen Carefully for Our Menu Has Recently Changed by Roger Loring

Mildred Perkins: The Truth About Belle Gunness by Lilian de la Torre

James Reasoner: The Law of the Jungle by "Louis Masterson" (Kjell Hallbing); "The Resurrection of Jimber Jaw" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Argosy, 20 February 1937, edited by Jack Byrne; Rimrock Town by William Heuman; Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol by Stuart Jennett

Richard Robinson: Hayden's World, Volume 1 by S. D. Falchetti; Seventy-Seven Clocks by Christopher Fowler; The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes edited by Mike Ashley

Steve Scott: plagiarism of John D. MacDonald texts

Jack Seabrook: "No Name, Address, Identity" by William Link and Richard Levinson, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, July 1961, edited by William Manners; "Getting Rid of George" by Robert Arthur, Bestseller Mystery Magazine, May 1959, edited by Robert P. Mills (as by Joseph Ferman)

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic Stories, June 1966, edited by Joseph Wrzos/"Ross"

Kerrie Smith: The Ginza Ghost by Keikichi Osaka (translated by Ho-Ling Wong); The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths

Gerald So: "Tag, You're Dead" by John Lutz, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2021, edited by Linda Landrigan

Marina Sofia: five books, five decades (1970-2019)

Charlie Stella: The Boy Who Followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe: Zen Cho; Nghi Vo

Kevin Tipple: "A Fine Mist of Blood" by Michael Connelly (Mystery Writers of American Presents Vengeance, edited by Lee Child, 2012); Cop Hater by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter) 

"TomCat": The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat by Enid Blyton; Moord onder de mantel der liefde ("Murder Under the Mantle of Love") by "Ton Vervoort" (Peter Verstegen); Murder at Government House by Elspeth Huxley

Prashant Trikannad: library-building during a pandemic

Bill Wallace: The Guesthouse at the Sign of the Teetering Globe by Franziska zu Reventlow (translated by James J. Conway); The Vanishing Hitchhiker by Jan Harold Brunvard

A. J. Wright: William P. McGivern...in Alabama?

Jonathan Yardley: Condominium by John D. MacDonald



the "Lost and Newly Recovered" Tuesday's Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: 11 October 2017

Alice Chang:  "NC, Esq." on TitanicDark Souls 3

A. J. Wright: Frances Bergen

the Allan Fish Online Film Festival 2017

Anne Billson:  Horror and Women; That Darn Cat  (1965 film)(Cat of the Day); Lav Story: Toilets in Film

The Big Broadcast15 October

Bill Crider: The True Story of Jesse James [trailer]; The Purple Mask [excerpt]; Harlan Coben's The Five [promo]; Black Bart [excerpt]; Solomon Kane [trailer]; The Third Man (NTA/BBC tv series)Phantom Lady [trailer];
This is Elvis [trailer]Bulldog Drummond (1929 film)The Count of Monte Cristo (1956 tv series); Rock! Rock! Rock! [trailer]; Scaramouche (1923 silent film); The Face of Fu Manchu [trailer]; The Four Feathers (1939 film) [trailer]; The Prisoner of Zenda (1952 film) [trailer]; The Prisoner of Zenda (1937 film) [trailer]; In a Valley of Violence [trailer]








The Faculty of HorrorGremlins (1984)31 Days of Halloween: Andrea, and Alex; Cube

How Did This Get Made?The Wraith







John Grant: Un Crime; A Time to Kill (1955 film); Wrong Number (2002 film); Powers Boothe; "Tragic Error"; The Mysterious Doctor; Inquest; The Purple Gang; "Los Crímenes"

Jonathan Lewis: The Far FrontierPassengers (2016 film); Rasputin, The Mad Monk; Eyes of Texas; The Arnelo Affair

Judy Gold/Kill Me Now: Felicia Michaels

Karen Hannsberry: Great Villain Blogathon; Five Stars: Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer, Barbara Stanwyk, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis; Hold Your Man

Kate Laity: "Witches" at September Gallery

Ken Levine: next season's sitcoms; sitcom writing underachievement

Ken Reid/TV Guidance Counselor: Stephen Bissette, horror/comics guy

Kim Newman: KaboomDon't Let Him In; Cobra Woman

Kliph Nesteroff: The Steve Allen Christmas Show (1961); The Paul Lynde Show (with guest Jodie Foster).[..a vintage example of sub-par sitcom writing...]; East Side, West Side: "The Beatnik and the Politician" with Alan Arkin

Kristina Dijan: The Invisible RayUnion Depot; Great Villains Blogathon; The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)


The Long Shot: Tim Baltz; Helen Hong; Paul Danke; Jordan Brady

Louis Fowler: South Bronx Heroes; The Firm

Maria Alexander: What Star Wars (including the radio series) meant for me...

Mark Anthony Lacy: Top 12 1960s sexploitation films

Martin Edwards: Dead Man's Evidence; Don't Talk to Strange Men; Crimefest; AlliedThriller of the Year (stage); Danger by My Side; Stranger in Town






Patricia Abbott: 30 Rock; 1984 (1984 film); Late Night with David Letterman; A Quiet Passion 

Patricia Nolan-Hall: Ricardo Cortez; Simon and Laura; Five Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney, Laurel and Hardy, John Wayne; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Dial M for Murder (1954); Little Boy Lost; Me and My Pal; The Far Country

Paul D. Brazill: Dog SoldiersLast Cab to Darwin; Len and Company 

The Projection BoothThe Lost One; The Ninth Configuration; Who is Arthur Chu?; Mommie Dearest; Wanda Whips Wall Street; Rick Marx; Tami Stronach

Raquel Stecher: The Beguiled; Dancing Lady; What's Up, Doc?The China Syndrome

Ren Zelen: Something Wild

Rick: The African Queen; Five Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Katherine Hepburn; Young Sherlock Holmes; Billy Wider; Marlowe; 
equestrian films

Rod Lott: Wolves at the Door; The Circle; Rest Stop: SST: Death Flight; SnakeEater; SnakeEater II: The Drug Buster; The Belko Experiment

Ruth Kerr: Night Nurse; You Can't Take It With You; Five Stars: Ida Lupino, The Nicholas Brothers, Thelma Ritter, John Wayne; Stella Dallas; TCM Classic Film Festival

Salome Wilde: A Woman's Face (1938 Sweden and 1941 US); Laird Cregar; Five Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre; Nazi noir: The Murderers are Among Us; Turn the Key Softly; noir and the Oscars; Finger of Guilt (aka Intimate Stranger)

Scott A. Cupp: Arsene Lupin; The Giant Claw; The Neanderthal Man (1953 film); Reaper: Pilot 

Sergio Angelini: Last Resort; The Woman in Green The Marseilles Contract

Stacia Kissick Jones: Johnny Guitar; Gas-s-s-s

Stacie Ponder: The Fog