Friday, August 30, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 30 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...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments.

Patricia Abbott: Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman (translated by Joan Tate) 

Stacy Alesi: The B List: Fiction Review 1983-2013 

Kingsley Amis: Thrilling Wonder Stories, 1984 and all..., Science Fiction News, September 1960

Brad Bigelow: Letters Home edited by Mina Curtiss 

Les Blatt: The Rubber Band by Rex Stout; Rocket to the Morgue by "Anthony Boucher" (William White) 

Elgin Bleecker: Gumshoe Blues by Paul D. Brazill

Joachim Boaz: Future without Future by Jacques Sternberg (translated by Frank Zero)

Brian Busby: M'Lord, I Am Not Guilty by Frances Shelley Wees 

Bill Crider: The Splintered Man by "M. A. Chaber" (Kendall Foster Crossen)

Martin Edwards: The Double Agent by John Bingham 

Barry Ergang: 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross 

Will Errickson: The Bog by Michael Talbot; The Witches novels by "James Darke" (Laurence  James); Robert Arthur Smith novels 

José Ignacio EscribanoTragedy at Law by Cyril Hare; "The Oblong Box" by Edgar Allan Poe (Godey's Lady's Book, September 1844, edited by Sarah Josepha Hale) 

Curtis Evans: the works of Elizabeth Fenwick  

Olman Feelyus: The Long-Legged Fly by James Sallis; The Kif Strike Back by "C. J. Cherryh" (Carolyn J. Cherry) 

Ray Foster: Colette: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Abigail Summer 

Paul Fraser: 1944 Retro-Hugo Ballot: Conjure Wife and Gather, Darkness! by Fritz Leiber, et. al. 

Adam Gopnik: "A Traveler at Forty: Paris!" by Theodore Dreiser (The Century Magazine, October 1913, edited by Robert U. Johnson)

John Grant: The Amber Fury (aka The Furies) by Natalie Haynes; Beyond All Reasonable Doubt by Malin Persson Giolito (translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles); Death Going Down by María Angélica Bosco (translated by Lucy Greaves) 

Aubrey Hamilton: The Fourteenth Trump by Judson Philips; A Stillness in Bethlehem by "Jane Haddam" (Orania Papazoglou) 

Bev Hankins: Dr. Fell, Detective and Other Stories by John Dickson Carr 

Rich Horton: The World Between and Other Stories and Monsters in Orbit, and The Narrow Land by Jack Vance; Yellow Dog by Martin Amis; Chris Willrich stories; "The Jungle" by Melissa Caitlin Horton (Whitman, now) 

Jerry House: Max Allan Collins: A Long Time Dead (with Mickey Spillane); Quarry in the Black; Quarry's Climax; Fate of the Union and Executive Order (with Matthew V. Clemens); Better Dead; and commentary, with George Hagenaur, in Men's Adventure Magazines; Phantom Lady, June 1948, written by Ruth Roche (possibly) and illustrated by Matt Baker 

Gabino Iglesias: Old Bones by Aaron Elkins

Kate Jackson: Murder Can Be Fun by Fredric Brown; The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith 

Tracy K: Death in Amsterdam by Nicolas "Freeling" (Davison); Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street by Heda Margolius Kovaly (translated by Alex Zucker)

Colman Keane: Nightshades by Bill Pronzini 

George Kelley: Ellery Queen's Grand Slam: 25th Annual Mystery Anthology edited by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay, the editing half of the duo) 

Joe Kenney: California Hit by Don Pendleton; Kingdom of Royth by "Jeffrey Lord" (in this case, Roland Green) 

Rob Kitchin: Assembly of the Dead by Saeida Rouass

B. V. Lawson: Wycliffe and the Three-Toed Pussy by W. J. Burley  

Xavier Lechard: "Anthony Boucher" v. Had I But Known...

Evan Lewis: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley 

Steven Lewis: A Lovely Night to Kill by D. Miller Morgan; "The China Cottage" by August Derleth, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March 1965, edited by G. F. Foster; Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw 

James McGlothlin: The Best of Raymond Z. Gallun edited by J. J. Pierce

John F. Norris: Death at "The Bottoms" by A. B. Cunningham 

Matt Paust: Oregon Hill by Howard Owen 

Craig Pittman: Meet Me at the Morgue by "Ross Macdonald" (Kenneth Millar)

James Reasoner: Stool Pigeon by Louis Malley 

Richard Robinson: Robert A. Heinlein: the YA novels ranked (or, as they were known then, the Juveniles)  

Sandra Ruttan: Every Fear by Rick Mofina

Hank Phillippi Ryan: A Dark-Adapted Eye by "Barbara Vine" (Ruth Rendell)

Gerard Saylor: A Painted Goddess by Victor Gischler

Jack Seabrook: "Thanatos Palace Hotel" by Andre Maurois (Candide, 1937; in translation in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 1952) 

Jack Seabrook and Peter Enfantino: Warren Comics: November 1967-January 1968 and the Best of 1964-67

Steven H Silver: Donald Grant: Fantasy Newsletter, Donald M. Grant, Publisher and other work"Sandkings" by George R. R. Martin, OMNI, August 1979, edited by Ben Bova

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

Kerrie Smith: The Mistletoe Bride by Kate Mosse 

Duane Spurlock: The Ruthless Men by Lewis B. Patten

Dan Stumpf: The Steel Mirror by Donald Hamilton

"TomCat": The Night of Fear by "Moray Dalton" (Katherine M. Renoir); The Army Post Murders by Mason Wright

David Vineyard: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (pere) (as translated by Robin Buss) 

Bill Wallace: Evergreen Review, November-December 1959, edited by Barney Rosset 

Mark Yon: New Worlds SF, October 1964, edited by Michael Moorcock  


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd! Happy to see a Fred Brown book reviewed this week.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack...I'll believe that! I'm about as happy to see a Maurois, as well...started reading them about the same time...

Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks again, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for doing the review, and letting me know!