Friday, February 15, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS (AND MORE): The Links to the Reviews: 15 February 2019

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 attending to other business this week, and I will likely take up the list again next Friday...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments...

Paul Bishop: the Gunships men's adventure novels series by "Jack Hamilton Teed" (Christopher Lowder aka "Jack Adrian")

Les Blatt:  Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, March 1964, edited by Cele Goldmith Lalli

Ben Boulden: At First Sight by Stephen J. Cannell

Brian Busby: Harlequin Books from the beginning

Martin Edwards: The Client by Martin Russell

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (pre-Marvel) Horror Comics December 1951/the Best-Of, 1949-51

Will Errickson: Eat Them Alive! by (Ms. Evelyn) Pierce Nace

Curtis Evans: The Mysteries of "Moray Dalton" (Katherine Mary Deville Dalton Renoir)

Paul Fraser: Weird Tales, July 1943, edited by Dorothy McIlwraith; Astounding Science Fiction, May 1943, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.; Astonishing Stories, February 1943, edited by Alden H. Norton and Frederik Pohl

John Grant: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Aubrey Hamilton: Foggy, Foggy Death by Frances and Richard Lockridge

Rich Horton: A Window in Thrums by J. M. Barrie; some short fiction of Carol Emshwiller; The Jane Austen Book Club and some short fiction by Karen Joy Fowler

Jerry House: Bill Boyd Western, July 1950

Kate Jackson: Pick Your Victim by Patricia McGerr; The Clock in the Hat Box by "Anthony Gilbert" (Lucy Malleson)

Tracy K: A Chill Rain in January by L. R. Wright

Colman Keane: Stoneburner and Little Sister Death by William Gay

George Kelley: Frantic by Noël Calef (translated by R. F. Tannenbaum)

Joe Kenney: The Inquisitor #6: Last Rites for the Vulture by "Simon Quinn" (Martin Cruz Smith) *small  pb cover reproduction a bit NSFW; Hitman #7: You're Hired, You're Dead! by "Kirby Carr" (Kin Platt)

Margot Kinberg: Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott

Rob Kitchin: The Attention Merchants by Timothy Wu

B. V. Lawson: The Spoilt Kill by Mary Kelly

Evan Lewis: Fast Fiction #2 (1949)/Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated #2 (1950): "Captain Blood" from the Rafael Sabatini novel, illustrated by Henry Kiefer

Steve Lewis: Amends for Murder by M. D. Lake; Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Second Annual Edition edited by Lester Del Rey; "Lost, Strayed and Stolen" by Erle Stanley Gardner (Detective Fiction Weekly, 24 February 1934) 

Mike Lind: The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout

Todd Mason: 14 Vicious Valentines edited by Rosalind M. Greenberg, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh

John F. Norris: Death Sends a Cable by Margaret Taylor Yates

Juri Nummelin: She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

John O'Neill: Doomsday Morning by Catherine L. Moore; Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr

Matt Paust: In Search of Murder by Roderic Jeffries

James Reasoner: Blonde Verdict by "Carter Brown" (Alan G. Yates)

Richard Robinson: Death in the Old Country by Eric Wright

Gerard Saylor: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Jack Seabrook: "The Fog Closing In" by Ms. "Martin Brooke" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1956)

Steven H. Silver: Fantasy Newsletter/Review, edited by Paul C. Allen and then by Robert A. Collins

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic: Stories of Imagination, February 1964, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Kerrie Smith: Quota by Jock Serong

Dan Stumpf: The Fallen Sparrow by Dorothy B. Hughes

Kevin Tipple: Still River by Harry Hunsicker

"TomCat": The Glass Spear by Sydney Hobson Courtier

Danielle Torres: An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel

Prashant Trikannad: On the Run with Fotikchand by Satyajit Ray (translated into English in editions by Lila Ray and by Gopa Majoomdar)

Jeff Vorzimmer: Manhunt magazine, edited by Scott Meredith et al.

Lisa Yaszek: Carol Emshwiller, and "Pelt" (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1958, edited by Robert P. Mills)


George said...

Thanks again for substituting for Patti Abbott! And thanks for featuring the original GOLD MEDAL cover of FRANTIC!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, George...

TracyK said...

Thanks for pulling the links together, Todd, and for including my link. I always enjoy going through these reviews.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you. I do, as well...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack!

noirencyclopedia said...

What George said!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Paul!

Rick Robinson said...

I see from Patti's latest post that she is stepping down and has ceded FFB 'editorship' to you. You always do a very good job, and often find extras, so I'm happy.

Do you have any suggestions for us contributors to make life a little easier for you?

Todd Mason said...

No one is currently making life more difficult for me than I, myself, in terms of FFB , Rick...thanks! And for the kind description of the work so far. Just keep letting me know if I've missed the key or a useful post...and sometimes Blogspot or bleary eyes can play a Fun Trick with links...

If I come across any great difficulty, I'll raise a yell.

You will have noted that I am more a night person than a crack of dawn a 9am ET Friday arrival is always more likely than a 7am...hope that doesn't discommode anyone too much...

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I just saw Patti's post as well. FFB is a very strange beast.

Todd Mason said...

It's an interesting spur to writing reviews!