Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links to reviews and more 9 February 2018

This week's books, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from)--certainly, this week we have a few not at all forgotten titles. Patti Abbott will host again in three weeks.

Yvette Banek: Swan Song by Edmund Crispin

Bernadette: Breakheart Hill by Thomas Cook

Les Blatt: The House Without the Door by Elizabeth Daly

Elgin Bleecker: Art in America by Ron McLarty

Ben Boulden: Fallout by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

Brian Busby: Margaret Millar in translation (en français)

Martin Edwards: The Paddington Mystery by John Rhode

Peter Enfantino, Jack Seabrook and Jose Cruz: EC Comics, September 1954

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): The Lost Get-Back Boogie by James Lee Burke

Will Errickson: Echoes from the Macabre by Daphne du Maurier 

Curtis Evans: By Hook or By Crook by "Emma Lathen" (Martha Henissart and Mary Jane Latsis)

Paul Fraser: Stirring Science Stories, March 1942, edited by Donald A. Wollheim 

Charles Gramlich: The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories by Leo Tolstoi

John Grant: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin  (translated by Megan McDowell);  Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside

Bev Hankins: The Pink Camellia by Temple Bailey

Don Herron: Prague Noir edited by Pavel Mandys and featuring “The Cabinet of Seven Pierced Books” by Petr Stančík...and Avram Davidson

Rich Horton: Time Bomb by Wilson Tucker

Jerry House: Shrine by James Herbert

Tracy K: Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer

Kate: The May Week Murders by Douglas G. Browne; Fire in the Thatch by E. C. R. Lorac

Colman Keane: The Shooting Gallery by Hugh C. Rae  and more Scottish crime fiction

George Kelley: The Best Science-Fiction Stories · 1949 edited by Everett E. Bleiler and T. E. Ditky

Joe Kenney: Taurus Four by Rena Vale

Margot Kinberg: Laura by Vera Caspary 

Rob Kitchin: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

BV Lawson: Science and the Detective by Brian H. Kaye

D. F. Lewis: Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #61, edited by Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood

Evan Lewis: Flight to Darkness by Gil Brewer

Steve Lewis: Please Pass the Guilt by Rex Stout; "Vampire's Honeymoon" by Cornell Woolrich

Gideon Marcus: Worlds of If Science Fiction, March 1963, edited by Frederik Pohl

Todd Mason: US science fiction magazines, Autumn 1978 (and crime fiction magazines and others)

Francis M. Nevins: Donald A. Yates, editor and translator of Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges and much more...  

James Nicoll: Report from Planet Midnight by Nalo Hopkinson

John F. Norris: Mix Me a Person by John Trevor Story

John O'Neill: The Exile Waiting by Vonda N. McIntyre

Matt Paust: And Be a Villain; The Second Confession; In the Best of Families by Rex Stout (inspired by Yvette Banek's review of Triple Zeck)

James Reasoner: The Black Ice Score by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake)

Gerard Saylor: Cogan's Trade (also published as Killing Me Softly) by George V. Higgins; Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Jack Seabrook: Oh, for the Life of a Writer's Wife by Elizabeth Brown

John Self: Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin (translated by Michael Hofmann)

Steven Silver: "Always" by Karen Joy Fowler 

Kerrie Smith: 10 Short Stories You Must Read This Year edited by Sandra Yates

W. Royal Stokes: 140 or so recent Jazz, Blues and Related Books of interest
"TomCat": The Case of the Chinese Gong by Christopher Bush; Death of an OddFellow by Eric Wood

David Vineyard: "Werewolf" by "Max Brand"


Features a revised "Vampire's Honeymoon"

This week's list dedicated to the memory of Camilla Mason, whose 81st birthday today would be, and Niki Chang-Mason, a cat who was euthanized yesterday, after mostly doing well despite cancer till the last month or so, but cancer won. 


Gerard Saylor said...

Whoah. Big list today. Thanks for pulling all these together.

Todd Mason said...

Though I'm a bit distracted by events today, and so even slower than usual. Hope that hasn't caused too much trouble for anyone. You're quite welcome.

Do you as a reader, anyone who chooses to answer, like the More links or the Fewer links almost all driven by FFB lists?

Kate said...

Thanks for including me in your list. However the link you have posted is not my FFB post, which is actually this:

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for the pointer, Kate.

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks for the plugs, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Not at all, Jack. Thank you.

J F Norris said...

I was shut out of Blogger because I left my phone at home. Long story better left untold. Had to wait until I got home from work. Just finished the post. Will you be kind enough to add me to this week's roster, Todd? Thanks.

Mix Me a Person by Jack Trevor Story

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd – Thanks for doing the list. I have an FFB this week. Is it too late to add it?

Todd Mason said...

Not too late at all. Sorry I missed yours, Elgin...and sounds like days I've had recently, John...also adding a late item by Don Herron.

Paul Fraser said...

Thanks for the link, Todd. The more links the merrier as far as I am concerned: you never know what unlikely title will catch your eye.

Todd Mason said...

Ambition will out. Thanks, Paul.