Friday, April 12, 2019

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

This week's books and more, 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...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in apparently coincidental pair of reviews of an Ira Levin short story...and sparing a thought for the late Vonda McIntyre and that today, as Rich Horton reminds us, would've been the 98th birthday of the recently late Carol Emshwiller.

Patricia Abbott: Be True to Your School: A Diary of 1964 by Bob GreeneMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Elgin Bleecker: High Sierra by W. R. Burnett

Joachim Boaz: Frostworld and Dreamfire by John Morressy 

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

Ben Boulden: Sleaze by L. A. Morse

Brian Busby: Canadian Mystery Stories edited by Alberto Manguel

Peter Enfantino: Warren Comics, March/April 1966

Will Errickson: Panther! by Alan Ryan

José Ignacio Escribano: "The Nail" by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón 

Curt Evans: Speaker of Mandarin by Ruth Rendell

Olman Feelyus: Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald

Paul Fraser: Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1943, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Mariah Fredericks: God Save the Mark by Donald Westlake

Barry Gardner: A Long Walk Up the Water Slide by Don Winslow

John Grant: The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin (translation by Marlene Delargy)

Aubrey Hamilton: Music Tells All by E. R. Punshon

Rich Horton: Mister Boots by Carol Emshwiller; Sabre Tooth by Peter O'Donnell; James Patrick Kelly stories; Barrington J. Bayley novels; Sarah Pinsker stories; Five Against Arlane by Tom Purdom; Lord of the Green Planet by Emil Petaja; Locus magazine, 1972 and onward

Jerry House: Kiss for a Killerby "G. G. Fickling" (Gloria and Forrest Fickling); Boy Comics, August 1943, edited by Charles Biro 

Kate Jackson: The Seven Deadly Sisters by Patricia McGerr

Tracy K: Tarnished Icon by Stuart Kaminsky

Colman Keane: The Stain in the Snow and Act of Passion by Georges Simenon (translations by John Petrie and Louise Varèse, respectively); Atlanta Deathwatch by Ralph Dennis 

George Kelley: The Paperback Fanatic, #41 March 2019, edited by Justin Marriott 

Joe Kenney: Maryjane Tonight at Angels Twelve by Martin Caidin 

Rob Kitchin: Overkill by Vanda Symon

B. V. Lawson: Blood Lines by Ruth Rendell

Evan Lewis: "Something to Remember" by Frederick Nebel, Collier's, 30 November 1940, edited by William Ludlow Chenery

Steve Lewis: "Sylvia" by Ira Levin, Manhunt, April 1955, edited by "John McCloud" (Scott Meredith); "The Long Silence" by Donald Noakes, Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, March 1972, edited by Ben Bova; Fletch and the Widow Bradley by Gregory McdonaldRed Cent by Robert Campbell

Todd Mason: What did Jorge Luis Borges and Mike Connors have in common with Simon Templar, "The Saint"? (Not to mention Kookie...): Great American Publications in 1960, slightly augmented... 

John F. Norris: Murder Draws a Line by Willetta Ann Barber and R. F. Schabelitz

John O'Neill: Weirdbook Annual #2: Cthulhu, 2019, edited by Doug Draa

Matt Paust: The Night the Gods Smiled by Eric Wright

J. Kingston Pierce: The Moving Target by "Ross Macdonald" (Kenneth Millar); the covers

James Reasoner: Captain Blood #1: By Pirate's Blood by "Richard Silver" (Kenneth Bulmer)

Richard Robinson: Space Pioneers edited by Hank Davis and Christopher Ruocchio

Gerard Saylor: Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

Jack Seabrook: "Sylvia" by Ira Levin, Manhunt, April 1955, edited by "John McCloud" (Scott Meredith)

Steven Silver: Jem by Frederik Pohl; George O. Smith 

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

Dan Stumpf: Gypsy, Go Home by William O'Farrell

Kevin Tipple: Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton

"TomCat": The 3-13 Murders by Thomas B. Black

David Vineyard: "Men About to Die" by Judson F. Philips, Detective Fiction Weekly, February 2, 1935


noirencyclopedia said...

Another bumper crop of goodies -- many thanks, Todd! And many thanks for the mention of my notes on The Darkest Room.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, John, and glad you're getting on with the current vision situation.

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, for the links, Todd. That Honey West cover immediately brings back memories of many similar TV tie in PBs from the '60s. The covers made them look so good, but they often weren't very good reading. I used to have some from The Avengers.

Todd Mason said...

It was a rare tie-in in that decade that was more than barely readable. Some did surprise us. Bu the Ficklings' books at least were the original source of the Honey West character. Thank you!