Friday, October 18, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE; links to the reviews and texts; 18 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: April Evil by John D. MacDonald

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


Brian Bigelow: Venus on Wheels by Maurice Dekobra


Paul Bishop: the Brothers in Blood trilogy/series by "Daniel St. James" (Ed/Edward Gorman) 

Les Blatt: Murder in the Mill-Race by "E. C. R. Lorac" (Edith Caroline Rivett)


Joachim Boaz: Port Eternity by "C. J. Cherryh" (Carolyn Cherry) 


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


Brian Busby: Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography of a Dog by Marshall Saunders 


Martin Edwards: A Bullet for Rhino by Clifford Whiting 


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


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


Will Errickson: The Moon Lamp by Mark Smith (and, in passing, The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow) 


José Ignacio Escribano: The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts: Annie Haynes 


Curtis Evans: Death Stops the Manuscript by Richard M. Baker

"Olman Feelyus": Barkskins by E. Annie Proulx; The Silver Tide by Michael Tod; The Spanish Cape Mystery by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) 


Paul Fraser: Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois (the 1977 volume of the Dutton series) 


Barry Gardner: Edsel by Loren Estleman


John Grant: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones); Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jannson (translated by Elizabeth Portch); The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid

Aubrey Hamilton: Hal's Own Murder Case by Lee Martin; Folly du Jour by Barbara Cleverly  


Bev Hankins: The Dutch Shoe Mystery by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)


Rich Horton: Walter Jon Williams stories; James H. Schmitz stories; Daniel Hatch stories; Bruce McAllister stories; Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross 


Jerry House: Worlds Within by "Rog Phillips" (Roger Phillip Graham); The Anthony Boucher Chronicles: Reviews and Commentary, 1942-1947, edited by Francis M. Nevins


Kate Jackson: Very Cold in May by William P. McGivern; Murder Noon and Night by "Kelley Roos" (Audrey Kelley and William Roos); Deadlier than the Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing by Jessica Mann, part 1; part 2; three novels of Annie Haynes and hybridizing genres to reflect the female experience; Holmesiana and melodrama


Tracy K: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


Karen/"Kaggsy": The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie


Colman Keane: The Professor by Robert Bailey; Thirty by Lawrence Block (originally as by "Jill Emerson")

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories #14 (1952) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg; Resume Speed by Lawrence BlockSuperior Donuts and Bug by Tracy Letts


Joe Kenney: Spying Blind by "James Dark" (J. E. MacDonell); Show No Mercy by "Jack Hild" (Robin Hardy)


Rob Kitchin: Frost at Christmas by R. D. Wingfield


B. V. Lawson: Thorne in the Flesh by "Rhona Petrie" (Eileen-Marie Duell Buchanan) 


Des/D. F. Lewis: Blood Moon by Melanie Tem

Evan Lewis:  "Nero Wolfe Takes a Ghostly Client" by Rex Stout, Stevenson-Kefauver Bandwagon (a newspaper-format 1956 Democratic presidential campaign pamphlet)"Sure as Shootin'" by Claude Moore, comics filler feature, Black Diamond Western comics, edited by Bob Wood, in 1949


Steve Lewis: "Marley's Ghost" by John C. Boland, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2005, edited by Laura Landrigan; "Archie on Loan" by Dave Zeltserman, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September-October 2016, edited by Janet Hutchings; At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason

Walker Martin: Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine by Laurie Powers

Todd Mason: John D. MacDonald short stories; "The Faithless" by John D. MacDonald, among other stories, Redbook, May 1958

William Patrick Maynard: the Dr. Phibes novels by William Goldstein


John F. Norris: Here's Murder Done by Charles Ashton

John O'Neill: King of Morning, Queen of Day by Ian McDonald 


Matt Paust: Night of Camp David by Fletcher Knebel


Bill Pronzini: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

James Reasoner: The Living End by Frank Kane; 

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC by Reed Tucker

Richard Robinson: John Thorndyke's Cases by R. Austin Freeman


Sandra Ruttan: Secret of the Stars by "Gitz Crazyboy"

Hank Phillippi Ryan: The Red Scream by Mary Willis Walker


Gerard Saylor: Ways to Hide in the Wild by Sarah St. Vincent; Wrath of the Savage by Charles G. West


Steve Scott: April Evil by John D. MacDonald

Stephen H Silver: Scientifriction, July 1979, edited and published by Mike Glyer


Marina Sofia: Corduroy by Adrian Bell 


Peter Straub: "Yuki-Onna" by Lafcadio Hearn, from his Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (HMCo. 1904)


Dan Stumpf: "Evening Primrose" by John Collier, 1940?, original publication site uncertain 

Kevin Tipple: To Hell and Gone in Texas and A Turtle Roars in Texas by Russ Hall


"TomCat": The Mystery of the Peacock's Eye by Brian Flynn; Miss Madelyn Mack, Detective by Hugh C. Weir 


David Vineyard: Blink of an Eye by Tom Mitcheltree

Bill Wallace: Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right and the Radically Unseen by Gary Lachman; A Year In The Country: Straying from the Pathways: Hidden Histories, Echoes of the Future's Past and the Unsettled Landscape by Stephen Prince

2 comments:

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd. Who knew there were Dr. Phibes NOVELS???

Todd Mason said...

didn't! Didn't get much circulation on this continent so far...and thank you.