Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links to the reviews

Birthday greetings to bloggers Rich Horton, and Kevin Tipple's son, and blogger emeritus Sergio Angelini!

**After two weeks' worth of mass spamming in comments, I've had to turn on comment moderation. Sorry for the potential delays, but we'll see how this goes. 

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, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles.  Founder Patti Abbott is taking a break this if I've missed yours or someone else's, please let me know in comments...

Les Blatt: A Nice Class of Corpse by Simon Brett

Elgin Bleecker: Darktown by Thomas Mullen

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, October 1963, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Brian Busby: Murder's No Picnic by E. L. Cushing

Martin Edwards: My Name is Michael Sibley by John Bingham; Pushkin Vertigo publishers

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Atlas/Timely (pre-Marvel) horror comics June-September 1950; EC Comics September 1955; DC War Comics July 1973

Will Errickson: Wilding by Melanie Tem

Curtis Evans: Murder of an M.P.! aka In Search of a Villain by Robert Gore-Browne

Paul Fraser: New Writings in SF 3 edited by John Carnell

Barry Gardner: The Heaven Stone by David Daniel

John Grant: Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

Rich Horton: Castle Rackrent by Maria EdgeworthThe Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

Kate Jackson: Heads You Lose by Christianna Brand

Tracy K: The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull

Colman Keane: Briarpatch and The Fourth Durango by Ross Thomas

George Kelley: The Red Scarf and A Killer is Loose by Gil Brewer

Joe Kenney: Night Crossing by Ken Kolb

Margot Kinberg: The Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell

Rob Kitchin: Basin and Range by John McPhee; The Atrocity Archive[s] by Charles Stross

B. V. Lawson: The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor

Evan Lewis: Marvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos, Vol. 1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers

Steve Lewis: Live Gold by Robert Sheckley 

Mike Lind: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Francis M. Nevins: First Came a Murder by John Creasey; The Fatal Pool by "John Rhode"

J. F. Norris: Voices in an Empty Room by Philip Loraine

Matt Paust: The Case of the Seven Whistlers by George Bellairs

Mildred Perkins: Zombie Apocalypse Novels and Lesbian Romance Novels

James Reasoner: The Case of the Singing Skirt by Erle Stanley Gardner

Richard Robinson: In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie BrennanHow Like an Angel by Margaret Millar

Gerard Saylor: Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville

Jack Seabrook: "The Better Bargain" by Richard Deming (Manhunt, April 1956)

Steven H. SIlver: "Blueprint" by Donald Wollheim; "The Fate Line" by Walter Jon Williams; "Barbarossa" by Edward Wellen; "Time Travel for Pedestrians" by Ray Nelson; "Half-Life" by Gary Couzens; "The Whisper" by Zoran Živković

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic, October 1963, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Dan Stumpf: Down There by David Goodis; The Riddle of the Yellow Zuri by Harry Stephen Keeler

Peter Tennant: Smoke Paper Mirrors and The Finest Ass in the Universe by Anna Tambour

Kevin Tipple: Live Bait by Ted Wood

"TomCat": The Six Queer Things by Christopher St. John Sprigg

Danielle Torres: A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes

David Vineyard: The Far Arena by Richard Ben Sapir

A. J. Wright: The Bad Seed by Willam March


Gerard Saylor said...

Thanks for putting things together this week.

Todd Mason said...

It was this or putting some spine and good sense into at least one Democratic and one Republican US Senator...but surely that won't be necessary...oh, wait.

Thank you, Gerard.

Todd Mason said...

In re: spammers, I've received a sympathetic joke in response...but it sure would be nice if they'd knock off spamming blogs...or if Blogspot would actually take action against accounts (all the spam comments come from blogless Blogger members), rather than solely blogs.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Umm....actually, it is my son's birthday. First one without his Momn here. Mine is November 20th.

Glad you are doing something about your spammer infestation. :)

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for the correction! It's been a busy day. And as good a birthday for your son as possible under the circumstances. Spammers are charming, if by charming we mean...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Elgin Bleecker said...

Todd – Thanks for doing the FFB this week.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you for your reviews, and benisons!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Glad to see the list growing, Todd, though that might mean more work for you!

Todd Mason said...

Well, I have some folks I like to add atop Patti's regulars, and sometimes a few more yet, when I'm assembling the lists.