Friday, July 5, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 5 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. Another week with more major crime-fiction writers, among others, than usual...

I draw the reader's attention to a free PDF offer of the celebratory anthology Remembering Vonda: 1948-2019, edited by Stephanie E. Smith and Jeanne Gomoll, in memory of the Hugo- and Nebula-winning writer and activist (and Fiction-L member and contributor) Vonda McIntyre, co-founder of the Clarion West writers workshop, and primarily an sf writer, of her own work and of Star Trek-derived fiction; purchase of the hardcopy from Lulu Press helps fund Clarion West. 

Brad Bigelow: The Long Sunday by Peter Fletcher

Ben Blatt: Dead Man's Morris by Gladys Mitchell

Joachim Boaz: Seeklight by K. W. Jeter; Don't Bite the Sun by Tanith Lee

Brian Busby: The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen

Jason Cavallaro: Rotters by Daniel Kraus, among others

Martin Edwards: It Walks by Night by John Dickson Carr

Abby Endler: The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (translated by Alan Blair)

Peter Enfantino: Baffling Mysteries, published (& edited?) by Rose and A. A. Wyn/Ace Comics

Will Errickson: The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

José Ignacio Escribano: Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert

Curtis Evans: The Case of the Fourth Detective by Christopher Bush; Hugh Wheeler and other writers, before and after Stonewall

Paul Fraser: Science Fiction Monthly, February 1976, edited by Julie Davis

John Grant: The Governesses by Anne Terre (translated by Mark Hutchinson)

Aubrey Hamilton: The Etruscan Net (aka The Family Tomb) by Michael Gilbert; The Salton Killings by Sally Spencer

Rich Horton: Lazarillo de Tormes by(?) Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and The Swindler by Francisco Gomez de Quevedo y Villegas as translated and collected in Two Spanish Picaresque Novels by Michael Alpert; Adam Roberts's short fiction

Jerry House: The Dark World by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (and all Moore's, according to M. Z. Bradley, as noted here)

Kate Jackson: She Shall Die by "Anthony Gilbert" (Lucy Malleson); Last Puzzle and Testament by Parnell Hall; Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Tracy K: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; Perfect Gallows by Peter Dickinson

Colman Keane: "Showdown" by Steve Brewer; Love is a Grift by "Graham Wynd" (K. A. Laity)

George Kelley: No Law Against AngelsDoll for the Big House and Chorine Makes a Killing by "Carter Brown" (Alan Yates)

Joe Kenney: A Piece of Something Big by Harry Reed (Josephine Reed?)

Rob Kitchin: Life after Life by Kate AtkinsonDead Man's Land by Robert Ryan

B. V. Lawson: Death of a Busybody by "Dell Shannon" (Elizabeth Linington)

Evan Lewis: "Dick Cole [Rescues the Declaration of Independence]" drawn by Jim Wilcox (written by Katherine Urban?), 4Most Comics, September-October 1948, edited by Urban, Robert Wheeler and Mel Cummin; Roundup Trading Cards about Frontier Legends

Steve Lewis: The Basle Express by Manning Coles; "The Corpse Goes East" by Fred MacIsaac, Ace-High Detective Magazine, August 1936, edited by Kenneth White

Todd Mason: The Golden Helix by Theodore Sturgeon; The Zanzibar Cat by Joanna Russ; Erasmus Magister by Charles Sheffield; The Dark Country by Dennis Etchison; The Go-Away Bird by Muriel Spark

Francis M. Nevins: the writing of Raoul Whitfield

John F. Norris: Voice from the Grave by Doris Miles Disney

John O'Neill: Sleepers of Mars and Wanderers of Time by "John Wyndham" (John Benyon Harris); The Promise of Air and The Garden of Survival and The Face of the Earth and Other Imaginings by Algernon Blackwood (edited and with introductions by Mike Ashley)

Matt Paust: The Light of Day by Eric Ambler

James Reasoner: The Ranger Way by Eugene Cunningham

Richard Robinson: Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein

Gerard Saylor: Deadly Beloved by Max Allan CollinsThe Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

Andi Shechter: No Human Involved by Barbara Seranella

Kerrie Smith: The Bank Teller by Roger Monk; Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

"TomCat": The Clue at Skeleton Rocks by "Hugh Lloyd" (Percy Fitzhugh)


TracyK said...

I like the mix of links here, Todd. Thanks so much for including mine.

I look forward to retirement when I will have more time to follow up more links and discover more new books and bloggers.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Tracy...and for your contributions. Yes, time and energy is always a plus!