Sunday, January 5, 2014

more links: Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links--the New Year's edition

Below, links to reviews and citations of (usually, but not always) unfairly obscure or at least underappreciated books and other literature chosen by these folks for consideration this week; please let me know in comments if I've missed your or anyone else's review. Patti Abbott will be hosting the links again next Friday. 

Patti Abbott: My Favorite Books of 2013

Sergio Angelini: Endless Night by Agatha Christie

Joe Barone: Do Evil in Return by Margaret Millar

Geoff Bradley: The Affair of the Bottle Deuce by Harry Stephen Keeler

Brian Busby: A Splendid Sin by Grant Allen

Bill Crider: McQuaid in August by Shepard Rifkin

William F. Deeck: F.O.B. Murder by Burt and Dolores Hitchens

Loren Eaton: The Cipher by Kathe Koja

Martin Edwards: year in review

Peter Enfantino, John Scoleri; Jack Seabrook: Our Favorites from 2013

Curt Evans: The Body Missed the Boat by Jack Iams

Randy Johnson: The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks by John Blumenthal

George Kelley: The Collected Captain Future, Volume 3 by Edmond Hamilton (edited by Stephen Haffner)

Margot Kinberg: The Holiday Murders by Robert Gott

Rob Kitchin: Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride

Evan Lewis: Forgotten Books: 2013
edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli; 7/62
Steve Lewis: Poison in Jest by John Dickson Carr

Todd Mason: Trials of O'Brien by Robert L. Fish

Barry N. Malzberg: Cele Goldsmith Lalli 

John O'Neill: The Best of Fredric Brown edited by Robert Bloch

John F. Norris: Catt Out of the Bag

James Reasoner: Jason Evers: His Own Story by Frank Roderus

Karyn Reeves: Maigret in Court by Georges Simenon

Kelly Robinson: "Justin M. Damiano" by Daniel Clowes and its admirers

Richard Robinson: The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volumes 1-5. edited by Rick Katze & Lis Carey

Peter Rozovsky: The Skin by Curzio Malaparte; American Tabloid by James Ellroy

Gerard Saylor: Legs by William Kennedy; Eyes of the Innocent by Brad Parks; B.P.R.D. graphic novels by Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart and by Mignola and John Arcudi (and another)

Ron Scheer: The Valdez Horses by Lee Hoffman 
(more on Ms. Hoffman's work here and here...and here)

Michael Slind: Uneasy Street by Wade Miller

Kerrie Smith: Best Crime Fiction Read in 2013

Kevin Tipple: Bones of the Rain by Russ Hall

"TomCat": Best Mysteries Read in 2013; Worst

3/43; includes "Nice Corpses Like Flowers'
Prashant Trikannad: "Smothered in Corpses" by Ernest Bramah; "Nice Corpses Like Flowers" by Dorothy Les Tina

David Vineyard: Original Alibi by David Bishop (our object lesson in what not to do volume of the week)The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton

Carolyn Wells: "A Ballade of Detection" (not atypically for Wells, perhaps more important in crime fiction as a critic and best-of-the-year pioneer anthologist than she is as a novelist, a parodic verse--her most prominent and widely-hailed specialty as a writer during her career)

"Zybahn": Bete Noire, Issue 12 (2013), edited by Jennifer L. and A. W. Gifford

4/57: featuring Poul Anderson

co-written by Cele Goldsmith Lalli


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Todd, first of all, wish you and your family a very happy and a wonderful new year. Second of all, thank you very much for hosting both overlooked films and forgotten books as well as for taking a keen interest in what we post on our own blogs. Todd, vis-à-vis your third comment, do you want me to highlight the links to the two stories? Many thanks...

George said...

I'm with Prashant: thanks for hosting! I'm sure Patti is still celebrating her Birthday. Love the interview with Cele Goldsmith. I read those issues as they were published. She was able to publisher great stories on a shoestring budget. AMAZING and FANTASTIC job she did!

Richard said...

I sent you an email with my link.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks, Todd!

Richard said...

And a very happy and healthy - and far better than 2013 - new year to you, my man, may this be the year you wake up in the morning, every morning, and think Man, am I happy!

So here's to good books, good jazz and good broadcasting.

I also want to echo Prashant's statements.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for bringing it all together Todd!

John said...

Mine's finally up, Todd. Major techono issues with Blogger's ever "reliable" HTML software. Ugh! Thanks for filling in for Patti a second week in a row.

Catt Out of the Bag by Clifford Witting

Steve Lewis said...


If you would, please correct the credit for the review of the Miles Burton book on my blog to David Vineyard. My error all the way.


Todd Mason said...

Thanks to all of you, and may all the good things you wish for me be redoubled for you and yours, and us all. It really isn't a chore for me to do these lists, except when Blogger/Blogspot is having the kinds of fits that John experienced today...I just wish I had time and energy to comment more than I do, and to always have a full entry up for all the meme/listings I put together or participate in.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks for the link. A comment at my blog says Malaparte has gone in and out of fashion. I hope he stays in fashion long this time enough for readers to have their socks blown off by The Skin.
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Kelly Robinson said...

I didn't intend for my link round-up to be included, but I appreciate it nonetheless. I hope to have some "real" FFB posts soon. Happy New Year, everyone.

Todd Mason said...

If something is interesting and relevant, I'm likely to include it...particularly if it's from a "regular" and there's not a "formal" "FFB" up for the week.

Peter--fashion in art. Humph.