Friday, September 20, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 20 September 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.

This week's least popular book might just be Agatha Christie's Postern of Fate, reviewed by Kate Jackson

Patricia Abbott: Beautiful Ruins by Jesse Walter 

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

Angie Barry: New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith

Brad Bigelow: Angry Man’s Tale by Peter de Polnay 

Paul Bishop: The Cowboy and the Cossack by Clair Huffaker 

Les Blatt: Sealed Room Murder by Rupert Penny; The Case of the Fighting Soldier by Christopher Bush

Elgin Bleecker: Zero Avenue by Dietrich Kalteis

Joachim Boaz: Orbit 4, edited by Damon Knight 

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, October 1964, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Brian Busby: The Silver Poppy by Arthur Stringer 

Joseph J. Corn: "The First Successful Trip of an Airship" by A. I. Root, Gleanings in Bee Culture, 1 January 1905

Martin Edwards: Dear Laura by Jean Stubbs 

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

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

Will Errickson: The Nightrunners by Joe R. Lansdale; Slob by Rex Miller 

José Ignacio Escribano: Murder in the Maze by "J. J. Connington" (Alfred Walter Stewart); Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie 

Curtis Evans: Sudden Death by Freeman Wills Crofts

Olman Feelyus: The Girl from Nowhere by "Rae Foley" (Elinor Denniston); No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase 

Paul Fraser: New Worlds SF, August 1965, edited by Michael Moorcock 

Barry Gardner: Down in the Zero by Andrew Vachss

Kathleen George: Scoundrels edited by Gary Phillips

John Grant: This Sweet Sickness by Patricia Highsmith; The Courilof Affair by Irène Némirovsky (translated by Sandra Smith) 

Aubrey Hamilton: The Gourmet Detective by Peter King; The Defendants by John Ellsworth 

Bev Hankins: Thrones, Donations by Dorothy L. Sayers and Joan Paton Walsh; The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North; False Scent by Ngaio Marsh; The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat by Claudia Bishop 

Rich Horton: Tanith Lee stories; Why Do Birds? and stories by Damon Knight; Wil McCarthy stories; Howard Waldrop stories; Steve Rasnic Tem stories

Jerry House: The Silent Death by "Maxwell Grant" (Walter B. Gibson); originally in The Shadow Magazine. 1 April 1933, edited by John Nanovic; Thriller Comics Library, 6 November 1956, "Dick Turpin and the Double-Faced Foe" written by Joan Whitford, story illustrations by Ruggero Giovanni 

Kate Jackson: Stairway to an Empty Room and Terror Lurks in Darkness by Dolores Hitchens; Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie and Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making as edited by John Curran 

Tracy K: More Work for the Undertaker by Margery Allingham 

Colman Keane: Darwin's Nightmare by Mike Knowles

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg 

Joe Kenney: Omerta by Peter McCurtin; Fire Bomb by "Stuart Jason" (James Dockery) 

Rob Kitchin: Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum (translated by Felicity David); Tightrope by Simon Mawer 

B. V. Lawson: Final Proof by Marie R. Reno

Evan Lewis: "Waterfront Wildcat" (text story) by Robert Turner, Crash Comics, November 1940 

Steve Lewis: "Small Chances" by Charlaine Harris, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/ October 2016, edited by Janet Hutchings; The Wiseman Originals by Ron Goulart; Wedding Treasure by David Wilson 

Mike S. Lind: The Madhouse in Washington Square by David Alexander

John O'Neill: The Quiet Invasion by Sarah Zettel

Matt Paust: Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov 

James Reasoner: Stampede by "Yukon Miles" (Dan Cushman)

Richard Robinson: The Man in My Grave by Wilson Tucker 

Sandra Ruttan: Sob Story by Carol Anne Davis 

Gerard Saylor: Locked Doors by Blake Crouch 

Steven H Silver: "The Button Molder" by Fritz Leiber, Whispers magazine, October 1979, edited and published by Stuart David Schiff; SF Commentary edited and published by Bruce Gillespie 

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow, September 1964, edited by Frederik Pohl; Counterfeit World aka Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye

Kevin Tipple: Parker Field by Howard Owen

"TomCat": Seeds of Murder by (F.) Van Wyck Mason; "The Case of Murder on D. Hill" aka "D zaka no satsujin-jiken" by "Edogawa Rampo" (Hirai Tarō), first published in Shin-Seinen, January 1925, and as translated by William Varteresian

Mike Tooney: Old-Time Detection, Summer 2019, edited by Arthur Vidro

David Vineyard: Prelude to a Certain Midnight by Gerald Kersh 

Bill Wallace: The Day of the Monkey by David Karp;  The White People by Arthur Machen; Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties & the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius by Gary Lachman


Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks for doing the list and for including my post, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Elgin.

noirencyclopedia said...

These posts of yours are building up to be a resource of astonishing value, Todd: many thanks indeed for them.

And ta, too, for the links to my own abysmally 'umble offerings.

Todd Mason said...

Worse than that being false modesty on your part, Paul, would be if it was actual modesty...I'm always happy to read your reviews.

I do hope these, at very least the surviving links going back through the years on my blog and Patti's and those who have subbed in over the years, are valuable to readers indefinitely...


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd! I read "Puzzle for Fiends" by Patrick Quentin over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it's my first Quentin story. I'll read more!

Todd Mason said...

You can do worse! Thank you.