Friday, August 23, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 23 August 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, and this week is festooned with not-obscure writers and their books which have fallen mostly out of favor, or, even more often, been lost in the shuffle of their prolific legacy...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments.

Patricia Abbott: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier 

Stacy Alesi: The A List: Fiction Reviews: 1983-2013 

Brad Bigelow: No Goodness in the Worm by Gay Taylor 

Les Blatt: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie; The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner 

Elgin Bleecker: The Case of the Beautiful Beggar by Erle Stanley Gardner

Brian Busby: The Squeaking Wheel by John Mercer

Rachel S. Cordasco: from 13 French Science Fiction Stories, edited and translated by Damon Knight, stories by Catherine Cliff, Natalie Henneberg, Suzanne Malaval

Martin Edwards: Midsummer Murder by Clifford Whitting

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (proto-Marvel) horror comics, August 1952

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics, July 1975

Barry Ergang: The Last Best Hope by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter)

Will Errickson: Unholy Trinity by Ray Russell 

José Ignacio Escribano: "Ibn-Hakam al Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth" by Jorge Luis Borges (variously translated from "Abenjacán el Bojarí, muerto en su laberinto"), Sur, August 1951 

Curtis Evans: recommendations to the Library of America 

Olman Feelyus: Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper

Paul Fraser: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1954, edited by "Anthony Boucher" (William White) 

John Grant: Bad Debts by Peter Temple; The Lazarus Curse by Tessa Harris; When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey 

Aubrey Hamilton: Most Cunning Workmen by Roy (John Royston) Lewis; Bad to the Bones by Rett MacPherson 

Bev Hankins: Family Affair by Ione Sandberg Shriber 

Rich Horton: Stories of Brian W. Aldiss; stories of Rachel Pollack; The Dalemark Quartet by Diana Wynne Jones; stories of Greg Egan; stories of Lucius Shepard; The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury; The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer; Christopher Priest novels

Jerry House: "The Death Chair" by L. T. (Elizabeth Thomasina) Meade and Robert Eustace, The Strand Magazine, July 1899, edited by Herbert Smith 

Sally Fitzgerald: "The Train" by Flannery O'Connor, Sewanee Review, April 1948, edited by Alan Tate

Kate Jackson: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers; Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie 

Tracy K: City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin; Behind That Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers 

Colman Keane: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse by Lee Goldberg 

George Kelley: The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Earl Stanley Gardner 

Joe Kenney: The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders; Cult of the Damned by "Spike Andrews" (Duane Schemerhorn) 

Rob Kitchin: Black Hornet by James Sallis 

B. V. Lawson: The FBI: A Centennial History 1908-2008, Anonymous (produced by the US Dept. of Justice) 

Evan Lewis: Hombre by Elmore Leonard 

Steve Lewis: "The Spy Who Came to the Brink" by Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1965, edited by Frederic Dannay; "The Theft from the Onyx Pool", EQMM, June 1967; stories from Forbidden River by Frederick Nebel; The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin by Michael Craven 

J. F. Norris: Secret Sceptre by Francis Gerard 

Matt Paust: Hollywood by Charles Bukowski 

James Reasoner: Love Addict by "Don Elliott" (Robert Silverberg) 

Richard Robinson: Have Space Suit--Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein 

Sandra Ruttan: A Thousand Bones by P. J. Parrish 

Gerard Saylor: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 

Doreen Sheridan: The Suspect by L. R. Wright 

Steven H Silver: "giANTS" by Edward Bryant, Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, August 1979, edited by Stanley Schmidt 

Kerrie Smith: Head in the Sand by Damien Boyd

Dan Stumpf: The Third Man by Graham Greene; Leonardo's Bicycle by Paco Ignacio Taibo II 

"TomCat": Terror Tower by Gerald Verner

David Vineyard: Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood

Bill Wallace: One by David Karp


Paul Fraser said...

Thanks for the link, Todd.

Jerry House said...

Another praise-worthy FFB round-up, Todd. One caveat: "giANTS" is by Ed Bryant, not Ed Wellen.

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Gents...and an extra thanks to you, Jerry (not Mathers, Paris nor Cornelius, to say nothing of Mulligan having lost his G in Gerry)...that's the definition of Sleepy Middle-Aged Man having Middle-Aged Moment.

Tom said...

I think you might enjoy The Paperback Warrior blog. Their reviews line up nicely with your interests.

noirencyclopedia said...

As always a great list of goodies -- many thanks! And many thanks for the links.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks for doing the FFB list, Todd.

TracyK said...

Thanks for including my links and putting together the list, Todd. What an effort!

Plenty of interesting books to follow up on here.

Todd Mason said...

Tom, I'll take a look. Thanks!

And thanks to you folks, Paul, Elgin and always, unless there are reviews, there are no reviews to collect/link to! (And occasionally Blogspot can be a bit of a chore, or other matters intrude, but it's usually a fun trip around the site, Tracy).

Unknown said...

I now look forward to every Friday.

Todd Mason said...

Well, thanks very much! Hope we don't disappoint.

jurinummelin said...

not Fletcher Nebel, but Frederick.

Todd Mason said...

Ha! Not enough exhaustion showing on Friday. Thanks, Juri.