Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday's Forgotten Books: the links to the reviews and more

By the "Wade Miller" duo...a Suspense novel
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!). Yvette Banek suspects, and I think correctly, that she has the Least Forgotten entry this week, though a few others have probably never been out of print among the other citations...and there is a greater representation of fiction-magazine editors perhaps than ever before, with novels by such editors as Ted White and, next to each other, former "officemates" Michael Moorcock and  Kyril Bonfiglioli (the former edited New Worlds, initially for Compact, while the latter edited, sometimes leaning very heavily on Keith Roberts, stablemate Science Fantasy, later retitled SF Impulse and then Impulse, for the same publisher), and a book about Leo Margulies mixed in (along with magazine issues themselves, and anthologies edited by magazine editors).  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! 

Patti Abbott should be back to gathering the links next Friday, and, as always, it's been a pleasure to spell her.  Todd Mason

Mark Baker:  The Last Dinosaur by Sandy Dengler

Yvette Banek: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Joe Barone: Wings of Fire by Charles Todd

Les Blatt: Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham

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

Brian Busby: News Stand Library books

David Cramner: Forever and a Death by Donald Westlake

Bill Crider: Mulliner Nights by P. G. Wodehouse; Dragon's Claw by Peter O'Connell (a Modesty Blaise novel)

Jose Cruz, Peter Enfantino & Jack Seabrook: EC Comics for April 1953, adapting Ray Bradbury et al., edited by Al Feldstein and Harvey Kurtzman

Scott A. Cupp: The Chinese Agent by Michael Moorcock

William F. Deeck: Don't Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli

Martin Edwards: Until She Was Dead by Richard Hull

Will Errickson: Something Evil by Arthur Hoffe (and the cover art of Bob Foster)

Curt Evans: Such a Nice ClientA Swan-Song Betrayed and The Innocent by Josephine Bell

C. C. Finlay: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1964, edited by Avram Davidson

Fred Fitch: The Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake (continued)

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

John Grant: The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette (translated by James Brook)

Rich Horton: Sweet William by Marguerite Bouvet

Jerry House: Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, Or, The Naval Terror of the Seas by "Victor Appleton" (Howard Garis)

Nick Jones: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, Galactic North by Alistair Reynolds and many others

Tracy K: Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (a Phryne Fisher novel)

George Kelley: The Fredric Brown Mystery Library, Volume One: Death in the Dark; Volume Two: Murder Draws a Crowd edited by Stephen Haffner

Joe Kenney: The Strangler by "David Black"

Margot Kinberg: You by Zoran Drvenkar (translated by Shaun Whiteside)

Rob Kitchin: Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

Richard Krauss: The Case of the Lonely Lovers by "Will Daemer" (Robert Wade and Bill Miller)

B.V. Lawson: Find the Innocent by Roy Vickers (William Edward Vickers)

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

Steve Lewis: Murder is My Dish by Stephen Marlowe (a Chester Drum novel); The Altar of Asconel by John Brunner; Hot Summer, Cold Murder by Gaylord Dold; Android Avenger by Ted White

Colin McGulgan (hosted by Sergio Angelini): Trial and Error by Anthony Berkeley

Neeru: Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander Smith)

Francis M. Nevins: Strangers in the Night by Georges Simenon; The Case of the Shivering Chorus Girls by James Atlee Phillips; The Count of 9 by "A. A. Fair" (Erle Stanley Gardner)

John F. Norris: The Thing in the Brook by "Peter Storme" (Philip Van Doren Stern)

John ONeill: World's Best Science Fiction, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970 edited by Donald Wollheim and Terry Carr

Matt Paust: The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Bill Pronzini: The Pricking Thumb by H. C. Branson

James Reasoner: Lust Shop by "John Dexter"; Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps by Philip Sherman
"The Snail Watcher" by Patricia Highsmith

Kelly Robinson: "The Snail-Watcher" and "The Quest for Blank Claveringi" by Patricia Highsmith (an FFB Classic, which has resulted in BBC Radio interviewing Kelly for a program about snails...)

Richard Robinson: The Fredric Brown Mystery Library, Volume One: Death in the DarkVolume Two: Murder Draws a Crowd edited by Stephen Haffner

Gerard Saylor: Blood of Victory by Alan Furst

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

Kerrie Smith: A Jarful of Angels by Babs Horton

Charlie Stella: The Running Kind by Craig McDonald; North DIxie Highway by Joseph Haske

"TomKat": The Cases of Hildegard Withers by Stuart Palmer

A. J. Wright: Dan Dunn by Norman Marsh

Frank Babics 2012 FFB review


TracyK said...

Todd, thanks for getting these all together. And for including my link.

Todd Mason said...

Not at all, Tracy. Thank you!

Lucy R. Fisher said...

Mr Campion is really "Rudolf K...." Allingham once said he had to give up detection when he became George VI. But she was only joking. :-)

Todd Mason said...


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack.

neer said...

Todd, thanks for including my post on Higashino.

Here's my post for today's Overlooked A/V/ It is a Hindi movie Chowkidar (The Watchman) which I have reviewed at my new blog.Here's the link: