Friday, July 26, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 26 July 2019

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: In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters by Jean Shepherd

Mark Baker: The Closers by Michael Connelly

Brad Bigelow: In Our Metropolis by Phyllis Livingstone

Les Blatt: Maigret and the Headless Corpse by Georges Simenon (translated by Howard Curtis)

Joachim Boaz: Orbit 1 edited by Damon Knight 

Z. Z. Claybourne: The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust 

Gabe Dybing: "The People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard, Weird Tales, September, October and November 1934, edited by Farnsworth Wright

Martin Edwards: ...And Presumed Dead by Lucille Fletcher; More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes edited by Nick Rennison

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (pre-Marvel) Horror Comics: July 1952 

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC War Comics: May 1975 

Stephen Erickson: Billingsgate Shoal by Rick Boyer

Will Errickson: A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle

José Ignacio Escribano: A Pinch of Snuff by Reginald Hill 

Curtis Evans: Nigel Morland, and his career (and correcting a bit of the previous essay)

Olman Feelyus: Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford 

Paul Fraser: Fantastic Novels Magazine, July 1950, edited by Mary Gnaedinger 

Barry Gardner: Original Sin by P. D. James

John Grant: Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky 

(translated by Sandra Smith); Beyond Suspicion by Tanguy Viel (translated by Linda Coverdale);  Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain (translated by Jane Aitken & Emily Boyce)

Aubrey Hamilton: Out of the Past by Patricia Wentworth; Sayonara Slam by Naomi Hirahara; Dead Angler by Victoria Houston

James W. Harris: The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl

Rich Horton: Dwellers of the Deep by "K. M. O'Donnell" (Barry M. Malzberg); The Gates of Time by Neal Barrett, Jr.; Daybreak--2250 A. D. (aka Star Man's Son 2250 A. D., etc.) by Andre Norton (nee Alice Norton); Beyond Earth's Gates by "Lewis Padgett" (in this case, apparently to suggest Henry Kuttner) and C. L. Moore; Fran Wilde short stories; C. M. Kornbluth stories; The Course of the Heart by M. John Harrison; Dragon Venom by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Jerry House: Pstalemate by "Lester del Rey" (Leonard Knapp) 

Kate Jackson: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers; Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong; A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell 

Nick Jones: The Best of Xero edited by Pat and Dick Lupoff

Tracy K: Might As Well Be Dead by Rex Stout; Allmen and Butterflies by Martin Suter 

Colman Keane: The Dead Never Forget (aka Bragg's Lunch) by Jack Lynch 

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories #11 (1949) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg 

Joe Kenney: Real Endings by Gene Duris(?); Moscow at High Noon is the Target by "Paul Richards" (in this case, Chet Cunningham and Dan Streib)

Rob Kitchin: The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum

Kate Laity: Symposium by Muriel Spark; Libby by Milt Machlin; Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse by Georges Simenon (translated by  Ros Schwartz); Cari Mora by Thomas Harris 

B. V. Lawson: The Long Shadow by Celia Fremlin

Evan Lewis: Life on Other Worlds by Murphy Anderson (Planet Comics, 1940s)

Steve Lewis: "Night Birds" by Erle Stanley Gardner, Argosy Weekly, August 5 1933; "The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl" by Stuart Palmer, Mystery, November 1933, edited by Hugh Weir 

Gideon Marcus: Galaxy, June 1964, edited by Frederik Pohl 

John F. Norris: Possession by L. P. Davies

John O'Neill: Carol Emshwiller and the Rediscovery Award; Science Fiction of the '40s edited by Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph Olander  

Matt Paust: People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman

James Reasoner: Twisted Mistress by Ennis Willie

Richard Robinson: Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein 

Sandra Ruttan: The Bloomsday Dead by Adrian McKinty

Gerard Saylor: Midnight Rambler by James Swain

Kerrie Smith: The Day the Lies Began by Kylie Kaden

Werner Sollors: "The Bouquet" by 
Charles W. Chesnutt

Dan Stumpf: The Counterfeit Traitor by Alexander Klein

"TomCat": "The Lithuanian Eraser Mystery" by Jon L. Breen, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1969, edited by Frederic Dannay (as EQ)

Bill Wallace: Weird Tales, February 1926, edited by Farnsworth Wright


Mathew Paust said...

Todd, the link you have for Tracy's blog is for a different one. Here's the one for hers:

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Matt. Tracy's had been "colonized" by Kate's last link, before I added Nick's...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

As always, Jack, you're welcome and thank you.

Paul Fraser said...

Thanks Todd.

Todd Mason said...

No problem, Paul...thank you.