Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links to the reviews

Welcome to this week's list of links to reviews of overlooked (infrequently deservedly) books and stories, by the reviewers detailed below. I'm filling in this week for Patti Abbott, who'll be back at it next week. Please let me know if I've missed your review...and thanks to all the contributors, and to Bill Crider for a pointer to a review, and to all you readers...please always feel free to comment here or at the blogs cited below! 

Patricia Abbott: Five Novels about Mothers and Daughters

Sergio Angelini: Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly

Mark Baker: Lullaby Town by Robert Crais

Joe Barone: Fighting Chance by Jane Haddam

Elgin Bleecker: The Crooked Frame by William P. McGivern

Brian Busby: Night of the Horns and Cry Wolfram by Douglas Sanderson (Sergio Angelini previously)

Bill Crider: Pay the Devil by Jack Higgins

William Deeck: The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer

Martin Edwards: The House by the River by A. P. Herbert

Curt Evans: Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction: The Mothers of the Mystery Genre by Lucy Sussex

Charles Gramlich: Heroika: Dragon Eaters edited by Janet O. Morris

John Grant: Stranger at Home by Leigh Brackett (ghost-written for George Sanders)

Dashiell Hanmett (hosted by Evan Lewis):  Four Books Reviewed, notably The Noose by Philip MacDonald

John Hegenberger: Columbo: The Hoffa Connection by William Harrington

Rich Horton: Ellen Adair by Frederick Niven

Jerry House: If This Goes On edited by Charles Neutzel

Randy Johnson: 2 Guns for Hire by Neil MacNeil (Todhunter Ballard)

Nick Jones: A Dog's Ransom by Patricia Highsmith  (and John F. Norris last week)

George Kelley: I Spy: Message from Moscow by Brian Keith

Margot Kinberg: The Harbour Master by Daniel Pembrey

Robert Kitchin: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie

B. V. Lawson: Dover One by Joyce Porter

Steve Lewis Midnight Sailing by Lawrence G. BlochmanRosarito Beach by M. A. Lawson

Rod Lott: Killer Year edited by Lee Childs

John F. Norris: Scarecrow by Eaton K. Goldthwaite

John O'Neill: The Secret Books of Paradys (tetralogy) by Tanith Lee

James Reasoner: Gone North by Charles Alden Seltzer

Karyn Reeves: The Premier by Georges Simenon (translated by Daphne Woodward)

Richard Robinson: Diamond Head by Charles Knief

R. T.: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Kevin Tipple: Fragment by Warren Fahy

"TomCat": The Case of the Sharaku Murders by Katsuhiko Takahashi (translated by Ian MacDonald)

TracyK: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

not a science fiction novel
Prashant Trikannad: "Harvest of War" by Charles Gramlich

Yvette Banek: Lost Horizon by James Hilton


Mark Baker said...

I couldn't find a way to e-mail you, but I've got one to add as well. Lullaby Town by Robert Crais:


Brian Busby said...

Greetings Todd,

Could you please add my FFB?

Night of the Horns/Cry Wolfram by Douglas Sanderson

Yep, the very same book that was reviewed by Sergio last week. Who says great minds don't think alike?

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Hey, Todd. Thanks for including my review. Technically, I didn't have one for FFB today.

J F Norris said...

Todd, I'm at our Florida retreat where we have no internet service. Had to hunt down a public place with Wi-Fi in order to post this week's entry for Friday Forgotten Books.

And here it is: Scarecrow by Eaton K. Goldthwaite

Thanks for subbing on "linking duty" this week!

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd – Please, if you could, include my post about William P. McGivern’s The Crooked Frame in this week’s FFB. Thanks very much. – EB

J F Norris said...

My link is not linkable for some reason. I'm trying again without the italics.
Scarecrow by Eaton K. Goldthwaite

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Love that Leguin cover Todd - thanks chum.

Jerry House said...

Thanks for filling in for Patti while she takes the Big Apple by storm, Todd. Thanks, too, for catching the error in my post.

Yvette said...

I have my post up just now, Todd. Better late than never I suppose. :) Thanks for hosting in Patti's place.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks to all of you, folks...and sorry I was away on errands at mid-day. Brian, as Bev Hankins notes on Sergio's blog, the woman on the cover of the Stark edition seems rather badly put back Sergio notes, as if the painter Francis Bacon had painted the cover (perhaps she and not the weight of the work at hand is what has the Pope shouting).

And thanks to all of you for your comments and offers. It's no burden to cover FFB, though other tasks can be time-consuming.

Rick Robinson said...

Todd, link on second one, the Crais review, leads to Evan Lewis blog instead......

Rick Robinson said...

Also, did you see my email to you re: Wilson?

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Richard...and I have now. (In re the monthly Underappreciated Music lists we do here as well as Overlooked A/V and the odd Forgotten Books...).

George Kelley said...

Thanks again for pitch-hitting for Patti while she's on her Book Tour. You do good work!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, George...and happy FD!