Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday's "Forgotten" Books; links to the reviews and more

This Friday's crop of reviews of books, and magazines and more, that the contributors feel might warrant more attention than they've received or received of late (except for those which are warnings--more of these than usual this week!). A few contributors might be added over the course of the day, as they upload their reviews...if I've missed yours or someone else's, please let me know in comments. Thanks, everyone!  Todd Mason

Sanford Allen: NASA research database

Sergio Angelini: Money, Money, Money by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter); Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Mike Ripley

Yvette Banek: The Burning of Billy Toober by Jonathan Ross

Joe Barone: A History of God by Karen Armstrong

Les Blatt: Body Unidentified by John Rhode

Elgin Bleecker: No Beast So Fierce by Edward Bunker

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, April 1962, edited by Cele Goldsmith

Brian Busby: Frustration by Henry C. Clayton

Bill Crider: Virgin Cay by Basil Heatter; The Space Magicians edited by Alden H. Norton and Sam Moskowitz; The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

William Deeck: The Lion's Mouth by James Corbett

Martin Edwards: Journal by Kate Paul; The Arsenal Stadium Mystery by Leonard R. Gribble

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics, April/May 1969

Barry Ergang: Drum Beat--Marianne by Stephen Marlowe (hosted by Kevin Tipple)

Will Errickson: The Woodwitch by Stephen Gregory

Curt Evans: Blood and Judgment by Michael Gilbert

C. C. Finlay: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1956, edited by Anthony Boucher

Fred Fitch: The Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake

Paul Fraser: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1952, edited by Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas

Barry Gardner: A Beautiful Death by S. T. Haymon

Charles Gramlich: The Bane of Kanthos by Alex "Dain" (Alex Lukeman)

John Grant: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines by Michael T. Mann

Rich Horton: Point Ultimate by Jerry Sohl

Jerry House: Scared Shirtless: Thirteen Spooky Stories by R. M. Sebastian

Tracy K.: The Hunter by "Richard Stark " (Donald Westlake)

George Kelley: Rock and Roll is Here to Stay edited by William McKeen; The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson

Joe Kenney: The Executioner: Vegas Vendetta by Don Pendleton; Death List by Ronald Casler

Margot Kinberg: Never Buried by Edie Claire

Rob Kitchin: After the Fire by Jane Casey

Richard Krauss: Suspense Magazine, Summer 1951, edited by Theodore Irwin

B. V. Lawson: Windy City by Hugh Holton

Evan Lewis: The Maltese Falcon comics adapted from Dashiell Hammett's novel, illustration by Rodlow Willard (continued)
note George Chesbro story

Steven Lewis: Ransome's Move by Kyle Hollingshead; The House without a Door by Elizabeth Daly; "Ballots and Bandits" by Keith Laumer (Worlds of If,  September/October 1971, edited by Ejler Jakobsson); Jemez Brand by L. L. Foreman; The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer

Marcia Muller: Green for Danger by Christianna Brand

John ONeill: the fiction of E. Hoffmann Price

Matt Paust: Reykjavik Nights and Into Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason (both translated by Victoria Cribb)

James Reasoner: Flash Casey, Hard-Boiled Detective by George Harmon Coxe; Triple Western, April 1953, edited by G. B. Farnum

Gerard Saylor: Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew 

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic: Stories of Imagination, April 1962, edited by Cele Goldsmith


Rick Robinson said...

Sorry I didn't have anything for you this week, Todd, I've been "under the weather" and just couldn't pull it together.

Todd Mason said...

All sympathies, Rick. Not moving so quickly myself. Feel better soon.

George said...

You're doing a great job pitch-hitting for Patti Abbott, Todd! Keep up the good work!

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks for including us once again, Todd.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd - Thanks for doing FFB this week.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, folks. It's been a strange week...hence another delayed A/V. Here comes FFB...

J F Norris said...

Thanks for pinch hitting for Patti, yet again, Todd. You do such a thorough job. Please add my contribution for this week. I'm back in the saddle (so to speak):

The Thing in the Brook by Peter Storme

J F Norris said...

Oh, is it "pitch-hitting"? Huh. All these years I've said pinch hitting... I'm just an ignoramus when it comes to baseball (and all professional sports, for that matter). I thought of the term without even realizing that George beat me to it. And he did it correctly.

Todd Mason said...

Well, the term is actually "pinch-hitter" (since one is usually helping out in a pinch), but pitch would certainly make more immediate sense...and, thanks!