Saturday, October 5, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews, etc: 4 October 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: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman 

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

Frank Babics: Starshine by Theodore Sturgeon

Mark Baker: O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton 

Angie Barry: Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

Anne Beattie: "The Earliest Dreams" by Nancy Hale, American Mercury, April 1934, edited by H. L. Mencken 

Brad Bigelow: Life Comes to Seathorpe by Neil Bell 

Paul Bishop: A Mule for the Marquesa (aka The Professionals) by Frank O'Rourke 

Les Blatt: Champagne for One by Rex Stout; The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories edited by Martin Edwards

Joachim Boaz: Xenogenesis: Tales of Space and Time by Miriam Allen deFord 

Paul D. Brazill: GBH by Ted Lewis

Brian Busby: Kosygin is Coming (aka Russian Roulette) by Tom Ardies 

Alice Chang: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Martin Edwards: Twisted Clay by Frank Walford

James Enge: The Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison

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

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

Will Errickson: Gene Lazuta's horror novels; The Orpheus Process by Daniel H. Gower 

José Ignacio Escribano: Bats in the Belfrey and other work by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith Caroline Rivett)

Curtis Evans: The Murder of the Fifth Columnist by Leslie Ford; "The Last of Mrs. Maybrick" and "The Ordeal of Florence Maybrick" by Hugh Wheeler

Olman Feelyus: The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes; She and Allan by H. Rider Haggard 

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

Barry Gardner: The Innocents by Richard Barre

John Grant: Shadow by Karin Alvtegen (translated by McKinley Burnett); The Crimes of Jordan Wise by Bill Pronzini 

Jason Half: X v. Rex (aka The Mystery of the Dead Police) by "Martin Porlock" (Philip MacDonald)

Aubrey Hamilton: Not Dead, Only Resting by Simon Brett; Dead Anyway by Christopher Knopf 

Bev Hankins: The Restless Corpse by Alan Pruitt; The Mind of Mr. Reeder (aka The Murder Book of J. G. Reeder) by Edgar Wallace

Rich Horton: The Marquis and Pamela by Edward H. Cooper; In the Courts of the Crimson Kings and short stories by S. M. Stirling; "The Engine of Desire" and other stories by William Barton 

Jerry House: "Crime on the Coast" (News Chronicle, 1954) and "No Flowers by Request" (Daily Sketch, 1953) by "the Detection Club" (the first by John Dickson Carr, Valerie White, Laurence Meynell, Joan Fleming, Michael Cronin. and Elizabeth Ferrars, the second by Dorothy L. Sayers, "E. C. R. Lorac", Gladys Mitchell, "Anthony Gilbert", and "Christianna Brand")

Kate Jackson: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

Tracy K: Heartshot by Steven F. Havill

Colman Keane: Grinder by Mike Knowles; The Hard Cold Shoulder by L. A. Sykes

George Kelley: The Super Hugos, annotated by Isaac Asimov, Charles Sheffield, Edie Stern and Joe Siclari, et al.

Joe Kenney: Black Massacre by "Lionel Derrick" (Mark Roberts); From Russia, with Love by Ian Fleming

Rob Kitchin: The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonio Hodgson

B. V. Lawson: Is Skin Deep, Is Fatal by H. R. F. Keating

Des/D. F. Lewis: Vastarien, Summer 2019, edited by Jon Padgett

Evan Lewis: "Introducing the Author" by Robert Leslie Bellem, Fantastic Adventures, July 1941, edited by Raymond Palmer; "The Cutie Caper", written by "Sam Hill" and art by Harry Lucey, Sam Hill, Private Eye #1, 1950 

Steve Lewis: "Multiple Submissions" by Catherine L. Stanton and "A Deceitful Way of Dying" by Dick Stodgill, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September 1989, edited by Cathleen Jordan; Footsteps in the Night by C. Fraser-Simpson; "Gone Fishing" by Jim Davis, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 2012, edited by Janet Hutchings

Gideon Marcus: Analog Science Fact->Science Fiction, September 1964, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Todd Mason: The Year's Best Horror Stories annual, edited by Richard Davis, Gerald W. Page and Karl Edward Wagner; US Best of the Year Fiction Annuals published in 1979; Harlan Ellison and divers hands: Partners in Wonder

Francis M. Nevins: The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block

John F. Norris: Dead to the World by David X. Manners

John O'Neill: The World of Science Fiction: The History of a Subculture by "Lester Del Rey" (Leonard Knapp)

Matt Paust: Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck and Edward E. Ricketts

James Reasoner: Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (translated by Stuart Gilbert) 

Richard Robinson: Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers, edited and annotated by Christopher Finch

Sandra Ruttan: Wilted Lillies by Kelli Owen; Kelli Owen interview

Gerard Saylor: Richard Stark's Parker: The Score graphically adapted from The Score by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake) by Darwyn Cooke

Steven H Silver: Donald A. Wollheim 

Kerrie Smith: Sleeping Partner by James Humphreys

Kevin Tipple: The Bottom by Howard Owen

"TomCat": The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi (translated by Deborah Bolivar Boehm); The Spiked Lion by Brian Flynn; "The Stalker in the Attic" by "Edogawa Rampo" (Taro Hirai), Shin-Seinen, August 1925

David Vineyard: Lady Macbeth by Nicholas Freeling

Bill Wallace: You Can't Win by Jack Black; Weird Tales, March 1926, edited by Farnsworth Wright

Mark Yon: Science Fantasy, September/October 1964, edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli