Friday, May 24, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 24 May 2018






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 comments.

Patricia Abbott: Let Him Go by Larry Watson

Mark Baker: Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks

Brad Bigelow: The Rabbit's Umbrella by George Plimpton

Les Blatt: Night of the Jabberwock by Fredric Brown

Joachim Boaz: A Man of Double Deed by Leonard Daventry; Cancerqueen by Tommaso Landolfi (translated by Raymond Rosenthal)

Ben Boulden: my favorite short crime fiction read in 2018

Joe Brosnan: The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin (Karyn Reeves on the Ellin)

Bob Byrne: 'Rogues in the House" by Robert E. Howard, Weird Tales, January 1934, edited by Farnsworth Wright

Martin Edwards: Night's Black Agent by John Bingham

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren Comics, September/October 1966

Will Errickson: Dark Forces edited by Kirby McCauley

José Ignacio Escribano: Game of Mirrors by Andrea Camilleri (translated by Stephen Sartarelli) 

Curtis Evans: The Molly Maguires and The Valley of Fear by A. C. Doyle among other fiction; Murder for Pleasure by Howard Haycraft and Had I But Known plotting

Olman Feelyus: Maneater by Ted Willis 

Paul Fraser: Tor.com Short Fiction, January/February 2019, edited by Ellen Datlow, Lindsey Hall, Beth Meacham, Marco Palmieri and Ann VanderMeer

John Grant: Take Two at Bedtime (aka Deadly Duo) by Margery Allingham; The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins; Follow Her Home by Steph Cha

Aubrey Hamilton: The Emperor's Snuffbox by John Dickson Carr

Rich Horton: Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick; Adam-Troy Castro short fiction; New Dreams This Morning edited by James Blish

Jerry House: Super-Mystery Comics #19, January 1944, produced by Lou Ferstadt et al.

Kate Jackson: Dead March in Three Keys by "Peter Curtis" (Norah Lofts); A Man Called Jones by Julian Symons; An Afternoon to Kill by Shelley Smith

Tracy K: On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Colman Keane: The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis

George Kelley: Madball by Fredric Brown; The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism by Stephan Collins

Joe Kenney: The Red Horse Caper by L. V. Roper

Rob Kitchin: The Secret Listeners by Sinclair McKay; The Last Time We Spoke by Fiona Sussman

B. V. Lawson: The Best American Mystery Stories 1997, edited by Robert B. Parker and Otto Penzler

Evan Lewis: "Jon Jarl of the Space Patrol" prose vignettes (for periodical rates postage qualification) by Otto Binder (usually as by "Eando" Binder), Captain Marvel Adventures, 1946

Steve Lewis: Moonmilk and Murder by Aaron Marc Stein; "The Case of the Emerald Sky" by Eric Ambler, The Sketch, 10 July 1940; "The Shadow's Shadow" by Wyndham Martyn, Flynn's Weekly Detective, 14 May 1927; The Recycled Citizen by Charlotte MacLeod; "Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog" by B(renda) W. Clough, Twilight Zone Magazine, June 1988; Some Like It Cool by Robert Kyle

Todd Mason: The Ed Gorman/Martin H. Greenberg Best Crime Fiction of the Year Annuals

John F. Norris: Ominous Star by Rae Foley

Matt Paust: Baffled in Boston by Gary Provost

James Reasoner: "Terror Wears No Shoes" by "Keith Robeson" (Lester Dent), Doc Savage Science Detective, May-June 1948

Richard Robinson: The Minerva Club by Victor Canning

Gerard Saylor: Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale; Doors Open by Ian Rankin 

Jack Seabrook: "Trifles", and "A Jury of Her Peers" (EveryWeek, 5 March 1917) by Susan Glaspell

Steven H Silver: Manly Wade Wellman; Universe 9, edited by Terry Carr

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

Kerrie Smith: All Our Secrets by Jennifer Lane

Kevin Tipple: Styx and Stone by James W. Ziskin

"TomCat": "The Bizarre Case Expert" by "William Arden" (Dennis Lynds), Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1970, edited by Frederic Dannay/"EQ"

Mike Toomey: Give Me That Old Time Detection, Spring 2019

David Vineyard: The Radium Terrors by Albert Dorrington (The Pall Mall Magazine, January-June 1911)

Lisa Yaszek: "The New You" by Kit Reed, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1962, edited by Avram Davidson

7 comments:

  1. I love that cover of Some Like it Cool. I have that paperback edition sitting on a table waiting to be read. Need to do that soon.

    Thanks for the links. I enjoyed your contribution -- the Gorman / Greenberg Crime Fiction annuals.

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  2. Thank you, folks...and, Tracy, the more I look into it, the more that the 20-story version of THE DEADLY BRIDE, with the better cover, looks like it might be a phantom book...even those who list the "and 19" stories title with that cover seem to have data on the contents that suggests they actually have the "and 21" volume instead...Amazon's listing with the 19-story cover, when you Look Inside, you're suddenly looking inside the 22-story volume with the cartoonish cover, instead. Not that one should ever be surprised by sloppiness at Amazon.

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  3. The link for the Gerald Saylor Honky Tonk Samurai review takes me to the James Reasoner Kenneth Robeson review.

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  4. Thanks, Stephen...fixed. Happens rather too easily.

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  5. Thanks, Todd! Happy Memorial Day.

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  6. Thank you...HMD indeed. As we are poised to have more pointless war declared in our name.

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