Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books and More: the links to the reviews 20 July 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 (this week's chiefest ringer is the new Laura Lippman novel).  Patti Abbott expects to return to hosting next week...and if I've missed yours or someone else's, please let me know in comments...

Frank Babics: The Stereoscope by John Saul

Mark Baker: That Touch of Ink by Diane Vallere

Yvette Banek: Death in High Provence by George Bellairs; all FFBs

Les Blatt: Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

Elgin Bleecker: Some Die Hard by Stephen Mertz

Brian Busby: Paul Fulford: works and career

Martin Edwards: The Theft of the Iron Dogs by E.C.R. Lorac

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): Extenuating Circumstances by Jonathan Valin

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: EC Comics, May 1955

Will Errickson: Harlan Ellison, RIP; New Terrors (US edition) edited by Ramsey Campbell

Curtis Evans: "Q. Patrick"

Paul Fraser: New Worlds SF, March 1965, edited by Michael Moorcock

Barry Gardner: Rescue by Jeremiah Healey

John Grant: Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker

Rich Horton: Lady Merton, Colonist (aka Canadian Born) by Mrs. Humphry Ward (aka Mary Augusta Ward nee Arnold)

Jerry House: The Green Eyes of Bast by Sax Rohmer; Red Ryder by Jerry Harman

Kate Jackson: Tread Softly by Brian Flynn

Tracy K: The Private Practice of Michael Shayne by "Brett Halliday" (Davis Dresser)

Colman Keane: relatively recent books by Jane Harper, Jack D. McLean, Adam Howe (ed.), Alex Segura, Alan Parks, Aidan Thorn, Mark Ramsden, Grant Nicol and a smidge from Les Edgerton

George Kelley: You'll Get Yours by William Ard; The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1954 edited by Everett Bleiler and T. E. Dikty

Joe Kenney: Death Rock by Maxene Fabe

Margot Kinberg: Invisible Dead by Sam Wiebe

Rob Kitchin: Book of Scars by William Shaw

Kate Laity: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

B. V. Lawson: The Experiences of Loveday Brook, Lady Detective by Catherine Louisa Pirkis

Evan Lewis: War of the Dons by Peter Rabe; Archie Andrews and Jughead's first appearance: "Archie" by Bob Montana and Vic Bloom (Pep Comics #22, December 1941)

Steve Lewis: 7 Suspects (aka Death at the President's Lodging) by Michael Innes: Three Thirds of a Ghost by Timothy Fuller

Todd Mason: S-F: The Year's Finest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956 First Annual) edited by Judith Merril; The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: Ninth Series (1958 last volume) edited by T. E. Dikty and Earl Kemp

J. F. Norris: FFBs

Juri Nummelin: Sunburn by Laura Lippman; Grover Brinkman fiction

John O'Neill, Barry Malzberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro: the Pocket Books 1970s SF/Fantasy The Best of [Given Writer] series of collections

Matt Paust: Red Square by Martin Cruz Smith

Mildred Perkins: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

J. Kingston Pierce: Manhunt, January 1953, edited by "John McCloud" (Scott Meredith)

James Reasoner: When Dames Get Tough by "Hank Janson" (Stephen D. Francis)

Richard Robinson: The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter; West of Guam: The Complete Cases of Jo Gar by Raoul Whitfield

Gerard Saylor: My Helmet for a Pillow by Robert Leckie

Jack Seabrook: "Enough Rope for Two" by Clark Howard

Steven H. Silver: "Sweet Bells Jangled" by Martha Soukup; "The Constable of Abal" by Kelly Link; "Michael Laurits Is: Drowning" by Paul Cornell; "Chicken Little" by Cory Doctorow; "Miranda's Muse" by Esther Friesner; "The Events at Poroth Farm" by T. E. D. Klein

Kerrie Smith: Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations by Mike Holgate

Dan Stumpf: The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

"TomKat": The Case of the Kidnapped Coloneand The Case of the Fighting Soldier by Christopher Bush

Danielle Torres: Green Almonds: Letters from Palestine by Anaele and Delphine Hermans

David Vineyard: The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg


jurinummelin said...

I have one or two that might the bill.

George said...

Thanks again for hosting FFB! I appreciate it and I'm sure Patti Abbott does too!

Todd Mason said...

And I've snatched both the new one and the recent one not previously collected, Juri...thanks!

Thank you, George. As always, it's fun if a bit time-consuming to do.

Yvette said...

Hi Todd, my post is finally up and running as of this very moment. Thanks!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you! Welcome back...

noirencyclopedia said...

A great and useful list, as always. Many thanks for it (and many thanks, too, for the mention!).

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd - Thanks for doing the FFB list this week.

Jerry House said...

My "real" one is up now, Todd: THE GREEN EYES OF BAST by Sax Rohmer. Thanks for filling in for Patti.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, gentlemen.

TracyK said...

That is a great Dell Mapback cover for The Private Practice of Michael Shayne, Todd. I am going to have to start collecting all versions of the Michael Shayne covers like I do for Rex Stout.

Thanks for pulling the links together for this Friday.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Tracy...and, indeed, Dell mostly kept their editions handsome...

Yvette said...

P.S. Todd, please make the color of your typeface a bit darker blue. I am having trouble reading it as it is.

Todd Mason said...

It's fighting the effort, but I'll see what I can do...