Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: The Links

This week's selections of books with insufficient attention paid (usually...a rare few below to one degree or another deserve their relative obscurity) include a few classics and items by writers whose other work is certainly well-known...even a few items which are simply fading, quickly or less so, from their former popularity...Patti Abbott hosts this most Fridays, and I'm subbing this week, but Patti will host again next Friday...if I've missed your or someone else's FFB item, please let me know in comments...thanks!

Sergio Angelini: The Bald Bowelero by "I. Retru Grade"

Joe Barone: August Heat by Andrea Camilleri

Les Blatt: The Corpse Steps Out by "Craig Rice"

Brian Busby: Poems by Ethel Ursula Foran; inept ebook packaging

Bill Crider: 2 Guns for Hire by "Neil MacNeil" (W. T. Ballard)

William Deeck: The Capital Murder by James Z. Alner

Martin Edwards: Murder at Broadcasting House (aka London Calling) by "Holt Marvell" (Val Gielgud and Eric Maschwitz)

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): Ghost Town Gold by William Colt MacDonald

Curt Evans: Murder Can Be Fun by Fredric Brown

Ed Gorman: Erle Stanley Gardner

Josef Hoffmann: 12 anthologies of hardboiled and noir stories: Hard-Boiled edited by "Jack Adrian" and Bill Pronzini, et al.

Randy Johnson: Dark Woods by Jay Kumar

Nick Jones: Stick by Elmore Leonard

George Kelley: The Book of Ptath (aka [in one edition] Two Hundred Million A.D.) by A. E. Van Vogt

Rob Kitchin: Little Criminals by Gene Kerrigan

Evan Lewis: "Hell with the Lid Lifted" by Carroll John Daly

Steve Lewis: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

Neer: Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith

John F. Norris: Subject--Murder by Clifford Witting

James Reasoner: Skyrocket Steele by Ron Goulart

Karyn Reeves: The Law by Roger Vailland

Gerard Saylor: A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton

Michael Slind: Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

Kerrie Smith: The Easy Sin by Jon Cleary

"TomCat": Darkness at Pemberley by T.H. White

Prashant Trikannad: Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom: racist threads in comic strips

"Zybahn": The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

and...Patti Abbott: "A Poem to Get Rid of Fear" by Joy Harjo...Patti will host the links again next week.

Related posts:
Some suspense-fiction anthologies
Fantasy: beyond and alongside Tolkien, among his peers
Humor: funny papers


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Todd, thanks for hosting FFB and the link to my post.

Todd Mason said...

As always, Prashant, you're welcome, and thank you, as well, for contributing to the roundelay!

Casual Debris said...

Thank you for the link, Todd, but my review of The Night Circus is not an FFB review. The book is a recent bestseller & it will be years before it will be forgotten (& once forgotten will hopefully remain that way).


Todd Mason said...

Fair enough! But even "bestsellers" are often quickly "forgotten"...particularly when they aren't really so much bestselling as what the publishers and the NYT decide deserves to be.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

But of course, Patti. Thank you.