Saturday, November 30, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews and texts: 29 November 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.

Facebook thinks this Friday is the anniversary of Ed Gorman's birth, as well as the day after T-day; most of online seems to think (correctly, I suspect) Ed was born on 2 November 1941. But it seems as good a reason as any to spare a thought for Ed.

Patricia Abbott: Ed Gorman Day; Stranglehold by Ed Gorman; How I Came to Write Stranglehold by Ed Gorman 

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

Sergio Angelini: The Obstinate Murderer and Speak of the Devil by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

Brad Bigelow: Ninety Double Martinis by Thomas Hinde 

Paul Bishop: Johnny D. Boggs novels 

Les Blatt: The Body in the Dumb River by George Bellairs; Death from a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson 

Joachim Boaz: "Spacebred Generations" (aka "Target Generation") by Clifford D. Simak, Science Fiction Plus, August 1953, edited by Hugo Gernsback 

Ben Boulden: The Girl in the Attic (revised edition of Night Caller) by Ed Gorman 

Brian Busby: Exodus/UK by Richard Rohmer 

Jason Cavallaro: November books

Bill Crider: Backshot (aka Backshot: 1902) by Ed Gorman 

Andy Duncan: Gahan Wilson

Martin Edwards: Marion (aka Murder Off the Record) by John Bingham; The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin; Bodies from the Library 2 edited by Tony Medawar 

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (proto-Marvel) horror comics, December 1952 (and the best of '52) 

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics, February 1976 

Will Errickson: Shadows 3 edited by Charles L, Grant 

José Ignacio Escribano: Maigret's Childhood Friend by Georges Simenon (translated by Shaun Whiteside) 

Curtis Evans: John Dickson Carr's novels, 1950-1972; The Belgrave Manor Crime by "Moray Dalton" (Katherine Renoir)

"Olman Feelyus": Highland Days by Tom Weir; The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin 

Elizabeth Foxwell: Five Women CF Writers Who Died Too Soon 

Paul Fraser: The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg 

Ed Gorman: The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Plastic Nightmare by Richard Neely 

John Grant: Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes; Stinker from Space by Pamela F. Service; You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann (translated by Ross Benjamin)  

Aubrey Hamilton: Coroner's Pidgin by Margery Allingham; Fogland Point by Doug Burgess

Bev Hankins: Tragedy at the Unicorn by "John Rhode" (Cecil Street); Eyes at the Window by George Selmark; Said with Flowers by Anne Nash; When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple edited by Sandra Haldeman Martz 

Rich Horton: "The Continent Makers" and other short fiction by L. Sprague de Camp; Turn Left at Thursday and other short fiction by Frederik Pohl; The Corridors of Time and other lesser-known work by Poul Anderson (excerpts with more illustration)

Jerry House: Nuggets and Dust Panned Out in California by "Dod Grile" (Ambrose Bierce) 

Kate Jackson: Puzzle for Fiends by "Patrick Quentin" (Hugh Wheeler and Richard Webb); Calendar of Crime by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee); The Murders Near Mapleton by Brian Flynn

Randy Johnson: Blood Moon and The Night Remembers by Ed Gorman  

Tracy K: Killed in the Ratings by William DeAndrea; The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (translated by Lisa Hartford) 

Karen/"Kaggsy": the 1947 Club

Colman Keane: Ain't Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett; Stay Mad, Sweetheart by Helen Kist; Spider, Spin Me a Web by Lawrence Block; Broken Dreams and The Crooked Beat by Nick Quantrill 

George Kelley: Frozen Hell by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

Joe Kenney: Time Rogue by Leo P. Kelley

Rob Kitchin: The Winter of Her Discontent by Kathryn Miller Haines; The First Wave by James R. Benn 

Kate Laity: Jonathan Miller 

B. V. Lawson: The Bulrush Murders by Rebecca Rothenberg 

Xavier Lechard: the lineage of the family of Ellery Queen, the character 

Des/D. F. Lewis: The Dinosaur Tourist by Caitlin R. Kiernan 

Evan Lewis: "Black Friday, King of the Spies" illustrated by Allen Ulmer, Cat-Man Comics, April 1942; Nero Wolfe, the comic strip  

Steve Lewis: "The Taggart Assignment" by Vincent Starrett, Short Stories, 10 August 1922, edited by Harry E. Maule; "Sargasso of Lost Starships" by Poul Anderson, Planet Stories, January 1952, edited by Jack O'Sullivan; Outside In by Michael Z. Lewin 

Gary Lovisi: the first Fawcett Gold Medal paperbacks

Todd Mason: Criminal Intent 1 by Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller and Ed Gorman; Best Crime Fiction of the Year Annuals edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; some suspense fiction anthologies; Edward Gorman; Gahan Wilson, John Simon

John F. Norris: The Third Lady by Shizuko Natsuki (translated by Robert B. Rohmer) 

John O'Neill: Anachronisms and Starship Alchemon by Christopher Hinz; the Tomorrow's Warfare anthologies edited by Joe Haldeman, Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg; JO as "Todd McAulty" with Howard Andrew Jones: Five Writers Who Taught Them To Write Fantasy: Fritz Leiber, Leigh Brackett, Roger Zelazny, Harold Lamb and Robert Howard 

Matt Paust: Dead Man's Gun and Other Western Stories by Ed Gorman; Missing Ed Gorman; Some Came Running by James Jones; Sylvia by Leonard Michaels

James Reasoner: Lone Rider by Ernest Haycox 

Richard Robinson: The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction edited by Edward Gorman 

Sandra Ruttan: Wilted Lilies by Kelli Owen

Gerard Saylor: The Dry by Jane Harper; Guild by Ed Gorman 

Steve Scott: "No Credit Cards for Travis McGee": Jack McClintock interviews John D. MacDonald, Florida Accent, 28 February 1965

Steven H Silver: Bob Shaw; Clifford D. Simak

Kerrie Smith: Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst; Discount Noir edited by Patricia Abbott and Steve Weddle

Judith Tarr: Ice Crown by Andre Norton (Black Gate on Norton)

Marina Sofia: Letters Home by Sylvia Plath; The Herb of Grace by Elizabeth Goudge; Monsieur by Gerald Durrell 

"TomCat": Noose for a Lady by Gerald Verner; The Orange Axe by Brian Flynn

Prashant Trikannad: Cages by Ed Gorman 

John Valeri: Bones by Jan Burke 

David Vineyard: The Mystery of the Peacock's Eye by Brian Flynn 

Adam Wagner: The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale 

Bill Wallace: Blue Movie by Terry Southern; Divine Rascal by Andy Roberts

Lisa Yaszek: "Baby, You Were Great" by Kate Wilhelm, first published in Orbit 2, edited by Damon Knight


Mathew Paust said...

Thanks for reviving my favorite Ed Gorman review, Todd. I'd forgotten what day it is.

Todd Mason said...

Well, I suspect that Ed might've mistyped his birthday in Facebook, intentionally or not...but given the number of US contributors tapping out for tis long weekend, I took the convenient hint...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd! I never knew there was a second Black Lizard anthology. The first one was great!

Todd Mason said...

So's the second, unsurprisingly! I encountered and read the second first...thank you.

Unknown said...

Great stuff, as always -- many thanks! And of course many thanks for the links to my humble offerings.

The Kate Laity link is defective.

Todd Mason said...

Paul aka John Grant, your modesty is far too excessive...thank you on the provision of your reviews, your kind words about the assembly, and spotting the bad link.

Really, you should use Name/URL to make linking to your blog possible...even with out the WordPress "bug" next to the signature!

John Grant said...

The problem there is that Google then refuses to send me notifications of follow-up comments.

Further, Captcha sometimes puts me through the hoops of identifying all those in a collection of murky photos that show (say) bicycles. For someone visually impaired, as I now am, this can be no effing joke.

But I'll try . . .

Todd Mason said...

Yes, those "Captcha"s are pretty damned annoying for anyone ("You got it wrong...there's a molecule of the bus in square 14!")...I think there's a vision-impaired option, but probably not...shall check.

Didn't realize it would forward on Anonymous but not Name/URL...more and more foolishness.

John Grant said...

Except that this time it did alert me on my regular e-address to both my own comment and your response. The behavior seems to vary from one blogspot/blogger site to the next. Oh, gibber.