Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links to reviews and more: 20 May 2016: new links

The weekly assembly of reviews and citations of books and related literature not yet or no longer given much attention, usually less than they deserve. Most weeks hosted by Patti Abbott, but this week and next hosted here. Other activities (notably an airport drop-off) will punctuate my morning, so later reviews will be added over the course of the day.

Patricia Abbott: Tommy Red by Charlie Stella

Sergio Angelini: The Girl on the Bestseller List by "Vin Packer" (Marijane Meaker) (Bill Crider on the novel from 2009)

Mark Baker: D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton

Yvette Banek: The Case of the Journeying Boy by Michael Innes

The BareBones Crew: EC Comics, January 1951

Joe Barone: The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home

Bernadette: The Petrona Award shortlist

Les Blatt: Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton

Elgin Bleecker: The Westies by T.J. English

Lawrence Block: Four Lives at the Crossroads by "Andrew Shaw" (Lawrence Block)

Ben Boulden: Shadow Games by Ed Gorman

Brian Busby: He Will Return by Helen Dickson Reynolds

Bill Crider: The Man Inside by W. Watts Biggers; PaperBack (a series of back-cover blurbs)

Scott A. Cupp: Lone Star Planet (aka A Planet for Texans) by H. Beam Piper and John J. Maguire

Martin Edwards: The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann

Fred Fitch: The Hunter by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake)

Paul Fraser: Impulse #5, July 1966, edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli

Barry Gardner: Neon Dancers by Matt and Bonnie Taylor

"John Grant": The Old Man in the Corner by (Baroness) Emmuska Orczy

Rich Horton: Peter by F. Hopkinson Smith

Jerry House: The Bullwinkle Mother Moose Nursery Pomes by Al Kilgore; Marionettes, Inc. by Ray Bradbury

Tracy K: Frozen Assets by Quentin Bates; The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean

George Kelley:  Science Fiction of the '50s edited by Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander

Margot Kinberg: Terror in Taffeta by Marla Cooper

Rob Kitchin: Billy Boyle by James Benn

K. A. Laity: The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes

B. V. Lawson: The President's Mystery Plot, edited by Fulton Oursler from an idea by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Steve Lewis: Poisons Unknown by Frank Kane; The Case of Sonya Wayward by Michael Innes; A Dance in the Street by Charles Shea LeMone

Todd Mason: Fantasy-fiction magazines in English, August 1957; magazines edited by Howard Browne

Thomas McNulty: Lawless by Ed Gorman

John F. Norris: The Hammersmith Maggot by William Mole

Matt Paust: Too Late to Die by Bill Crider; Die a Little by Megan Abbott

James Reasoner:  Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham

Kurt Reichenbach: Infinity Science Fiction, June 1958, edited by Larry Shaw

Richard Robinson: The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey

Gerard Saylor: Plunder of the Sun by David Dodge

Steve Scott: "The Rabbit Gets a Gun"  by John D. MacDonald

Dan Stumpf: The 10:30 from Marseille by Sebastien Japrisot

Kevin Tipple: Small Crimes by Dave Zeltserman

"TomCat": Murder Abroad by E. R. Punshon

Prashant Trikannad: I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise by Erma Bombeck

David Vineyard: The Illustrated Detective Magazine, September 1931; "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" by Robert A. Heinlein


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for hosting matey - look amazing already!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, and for contributing...I need to read and review that one...

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks for picking up mine, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Kevin. "Just the job, sir."

George said...

Thank you for subbing for Patti Abbott. You always do a great job! And, I appreciate your forwarding Barry Malzberg's comments.

Mark Baker said...

I have one this week - "D" is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton

Mathew Paust said...

Appreciate your taking the helm, Todd, and putting together such an attractive package. I apologize to all readers who read the first version of my entry before I could get to the library this morning to fix it. I don't have wifi in my apt., and was horrified when I looked the piece over last nite and saw how raggedy it was. It's fixed now, and I pledge to try harder henceforth to give myself more time to proofread before posting.

TracyK said...

Thanks for including Frozen Assets, but I also have a more recent post on Guns of Navarone at Bitter Tea and Mystery if you want to include it.

You have some lovely covers in this post.

Todd Mason said...

Tracy--I took the judgement call on preferring FROZEN ASSETS as the more overlooked book than the MacLean. Thanks...I do try to find some decent imagery for the posts.

Matt--thanks...I skimmed yours, I admit, so didn't see the shameful bits if they were there!


George--not at all, and thank you. Interesting to know that Charlie Stella had sought representation by the Scott Meredith Literary Agency back when...

TracyK said...

That's fine, Todd. I will trust your choice in the future.

Todd Mason said...

Always room for more, Tracy, and if you have a post you want to be the FFB post, simply tag it or let me know.

Kelly Robinson said...

I am sooooo behind! I'll definitely be reading a few of these, and with a little luck, I'll take a peek at all of them. An amazing-looking assortment, as usual.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks! Looking forward to more of yours here, too...I'm behind on everything, myself.