Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books and More: the links to the reviews and more: Friday the 13th edition/13 April 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 as most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles.  Patti Abbott hopes to return to hosting next week (getting some eye work done today)...Amy Nolan in Library Journal provides a starred review of I Bring Sorrow and Other Stories of Transgressionconsider picking it up for yourself and asking for it at all the better libraries...while the USA cable channel has ordered a pilot for a series adaptation of Megan Abbott's novel Dare Me, co-produced by MA...

Yvette Banek: The Corpse Steps Out by "Craig Rice" (Georgiana Craig)

Les Blatt: Corpse in a Gilded Cage by Robert Barnard

Robert E. Briney: The Third Bullet and Other Stories by John Dickson Carr

Brian Busby: All This Difference by Dorothy Dumbrille

Martin Edwards: Death Knocks Three Times by "Anthony Gilbert" (Lucy Malleson); The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics, June 1972

Will Errickson: Shadowshow by Brad Strickland; in search of obscure horror fiction

José Ignacio Escribano: Death Makes a Martyr by "John Bude" (Ernest Carpenter Elmore)

Curtis Evans: Code Three by "James M. Fox" (Johannes Knipscheer) and his correspondence with Raymond Chandler

Paul Fraser: New Writings in SF 1, edited by John Carnell; Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1938, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

Barry Gardner: Nevermore by William Hjortsberg
Features Dashiell Hammett's second BM
 story, and first Continental Op...and a
Hammett letter to the editor in the
letter column...

John Grant: The Dying Game by Åsa Avdic (translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles); Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman; Money Shot by Christa Faust 

Bev Hankin: Murder Out of Turn by Frances and Richard Lockridge

Rich Horton: The Ballad of Beta-2 by Samuel R. Delany; Alpha Yes! Terra No! by Emil Petaja; Masters of Evolution by Damon Knight; Fire in the Heavens by George O. Smith

Jerry House: I Am a Barbarian by Edgar Rice Burroughs; The Strand Magazine edited by Herbert Greenhough Smith; Black Mask edited initially by Florence Osborne with H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan

Janet Hutchings: "The Adventure of the Simpcox Miracle" by William Shakespeare (as excerpted by Frederic Dannay)

Kate Jackson: A Talent for Murder by Anna Mary Wells; The Deadly Climate by Ursula Curtiss

Tracy K.: Gold Comes in Bricks by "A. A. Fair" (Erle Stanley Gardner)

George Kelley: The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars by "Anthony Boucher" (William White); Frenzy of Evil by Henry Kane; Halo for Hire: The Complete Paul Pine Mysteries by Howard Browne (as originally attributed to "John Evans")

Joe Kenney: Hanoi by "Nick Carter" (Valerie Moolman, in this case); The Mistress Book by Jim Deane

Margot Kinberg: The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

Rob Kitchin: Capture by Roger Smith

B. V. Lawson: A Thief in the Night by Ernest William Hornung

Des/D. F. Lewis: Black Static, July and September 2014, edited by Andy Cox; Interzone, July/August and September/October 2014, edited by Andy Cox

Evan Lewis: "Surprise Attack" drawn by John Severin (author uncredited)

Steve Lewis: Graveyard Watch by John Estevan; "The Theft of the Mafia Cat" by Edward D. Hoch; A Bullet for a Lady by Bernard Mara

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

John F. Norris: Murder En Route by Brian Flynn

John O'Neill: The Masters of Solitude by Marvin Kaye and Parke Godwin

Matt Paust: Dead or Alive by Patricia Wentworth

Mildred Perkins: The Courier by Gerald Brandt

J. Kingston Pierce/Steve Lewis: To Keep or Kill by Wilson Tucker

James Reasoner: "Dead Man's Rancho" by T. W. Ford

L. J. Roberts: The Disappeared by C. J. Box

Gerard Saylor: In the Woods by Tana French

Steven H. Silver: "Cat" by Bill Pronzini; "Found Objects" by Emil Petaja; "Rat" by James Patrick Kelly; "Waiting for the Iron Age" by David Langford; "The Way into the Wendy House" by Barrington J. Bayley; "Bakasi Man" by Nnedi Okorafor

Kerrie Smith: The Detection Collection edited by Simon Brett

Dan Stumpf: The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing

Kevin Tipple: Hard Trail to Socorro by Wayne D. Dundee

"TomCat": What Happened to Hammond by John Russell Fearn

Danielle Torres: Little Reunions by Eileen Chang (translated by Jane Weizhan Pan and Martin Merz)

David Vineyard: Blackshirt Wins the Trick by "Roderick Graeme" (Roderic Jeffries)


Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you for compiling as well as picking up mine. I think I will have a guest reviewer contributing next Friday. We shall see.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Kevin...I think there's no real shame in redux posts, particularly years later, and very particularly when circumstances preclude a new post...

Jerry House said...

Thanks for your massive effort in compiling today's list, Todd. Let me mention just one typo: the John Dickson Carr review was by Robert -- not Roger -- E. Briney.

George said...

Thanks again for pitch-hitting for Patti. Wow, she's had run of Bad Times!

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, gentlemen...and for spotting my typo, Jerry! There's been more than enough bad luck going around for too many of us, George...but at least cataracts are pretty fixable...