Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books (and Magazines, Short Fiction, Comics and Audiobooks): the links to the reviews and more: 30 November 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, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles.  Founder Patti Abbott is on hiatus this if I've missed yours or someone else's, please let me know in comments...

Patti Abbott: favorite books of 2018

Les Blatt: Before Midnight by Rex Stout

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

Brian Busby: The Thread of Flame by Basil King

Martin Edwards: Singled Out by Simon Brett

Peter Enfantino: Atlas/Marvel horror comics May-June 1951

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: EC Comics December 1955

Will Errickson: Miss Finney Kills Now and Then by Al Dempsey

Curtis Evans: Charlotte MacLeod and "Whitey" Bolger

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

John Grant: Mrs. Murphy's Underpants by Fredric Brown; The Front Seat Passenger by Pascal Garnier (translated by Jane Aitken)

Rich Horton: The Cobbler of Nîmes by M. Imlay Taylor; The Planet Killers by Robert Silverberg; We Claim These Stars! by Poul Anderson; short fiction by Sarah Monette; The Body Artist and Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

Jerry House: Abu and the Seven Marvels by Richard Matheson

Kate Jackson: The Beast Must Die by Nicolas Blake; The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

Tracy K: And Be a Villain by Rex Stout

Colman Keane: Route 12 by Marietta Miles; How Like an Angel and Ask for Me Tomorrow by Margaret Millar

George Kelley: The Big Book of Female Detectives edited by Otto Penzler; Blood Work edited by Rick Ollerman

Joe Kenney: The Mexican Connection by "Alexander Mason"

Margot Kinberg: Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer

Rob Kitchin: Takoro Gorge by Jacob Ritari

B. V. Lawson: A Different Kind of Summer by "Jennie Melville" (Gwendoline Butler)

Evan Lewis: Will Eisner's The Spirit Archives, Volume One by Will Eisner, et al.

Steve Lewis: The Clue of the Second Murder by John Stephen Strange; Two Pistols South of Deadwood by Merle Constiner; A Secret Singing by Richard C. Smith

Mike Lind: Bombay Ice by Leslie Forbes

Gideon Marcus: Gamma, November 1963, edited by Charles Fritch

Todd Mason: Women Should Be Allowed and other writings by Wilma Shore

John F. Norris: Don't Open the Door by "Anthony Gilbert" (Lucy Malleson)

John O'Neill: Terra Incognita: Three Novellas by Connie Willis; Outside the Gates by Molly Gloss; buying paperbacks at a Dreamhaven Books convention table

Matt Paust: Troubled Deaths by Roderic Jeffries

James Reasoner: No Business of Mine by James Hadley Chase; Startling Stories, July 1952, edited by Samuel Mines

Richard Robinosn: The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler; The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi 

Gerard Saylor: Double Cross by Ben McIntyre; "Revival" by Stephen King

John Scoleri: Screen Stories, October 1971 (featuring a "The Omega Man" short story adaptation, by Jean Francis Webb, of the screenplay based loosely on I Am Legend by Richard Matheson)

Steven Silver: "The Figurine" by L. Sprague de Camp; "Bialystock Stronghead and the Mermen" by Frederik Pohl; "The Valor of Cappen Vara" by Poul Anderson; "The Centipede's Dilemma" by Spider Robinson

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic: Stories of Imagination, December 1963, edited by Cele Goldsmith

Kerrie Smith: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

Kevin Tipple: On the Inside by Ted Wood

"TomCat": Murder for Christmas by "Francis Duncan" (William Underhill)

Danielle Torres: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

David Vineyard: The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver by Florence M. Pettee


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

As always, thank you.

Mathew Paust said...

What Jack said ;)

Todd Mason said...

And what I replied to Jack, Matt! Nothing to link to without everyone's fine contributions...

Todd Mason said...

Wasn't as fraught a Friday as the previous week's, but I will make the effort to e a bit faster on the uptake if I'm gathering this Friday, even as I was a few hours Less Late this Friday.

noirencyclopedia said...

Another useful set of links, Todd. Many thanks!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, John.