Sunday, October 11, 2020

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to reviews and related texts; 9 October 2020

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. A good week for Barry Malzberg, Avram Davidson, Bruce Wayne and Shirley Jackson...

(This week incorporating entries from the #1956Club and Friday Fright Night roundelays)

Patricia Abbott: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

Frank Babics: The Nightmare Chronicles by Douglas Clegg

Mark Baker: Nancy's Mysterious Letter by "Carolyn Keene" (in this case, Walter Karig)

Paul Barnett/"John Grant": Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan (translated by George Miller)

Brad Bigelow: Five A. M. by Jean Dutourd (translated by Robin Chancellor); Waiting for Nothing by Tom Kromer; Álvaro Santana-Acuña on South American alternate history novels, the peers of One Hundred Years of Solitude

Les Blatt: Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon (translated by David Bellos); Tread Softly by Brian Flynn; Murder Must Wait by Arthur Upfield; Lord Edgeware Dies by Agatha Christie

Elgin Bleecker: Kiss Her Goodbye by "Wade Miller" (Robert Wade and William Miller)

Joachim Boaz: Beyond Apollo by Barry Malzberg

Damien Broderick: Neuropath by R. Scott Bakker

Brian Busby: the short fiction of Arthur Mayse

Jason Cavallaro: 10 overlooked novels for Hallowe'en: Sineater by Elizabeth Massie et al.

Douglas Cohen: Realms of Fantasy, August 1996, edited by Shawna McCarthy

Kate Cray: The Writers History Has Forgotten

Liz Dexter: The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

Susan Dunlap and Marcia Muller: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Scott Edelman: Priya Sharma

Martin Edwards: The Fair Murder by "Nicholas Brady" (John V. Turner)

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Batman comics in the 1980s: December 1980 and best/worst of the year

Barry Ergang: Ghost Town Gold by William Colt MacDonald

Will Errickson: favorite horror stories: "Charles" by
Shirley Jackson, Mademoiselle, July 1948, edited by Betsy Blackwell;
 "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood" by Poppy Z. Brite, Borderlands, edited by Thomas Monteleone; "The Night Ocean" by Robert H. Barlow and H. P. Lovecraft, The Californian, Winter 1936, edited by Hyman Bradofsky; "Miss Mack" by Michael McDowell, Halloween Horrors edited by Alan Ryan

w/Shirley Jackson's "Charles"

José Ignacio Escribano:  Maigret and the Wine Merchant by Georges Simenon (translated by Ros Schwartz); Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie; The Woman in the Wardrobe by Peter Shaffer

Curtis Evans: Dead by Now by Margaret Erskine, and Edward Gorey, and the Friday Fright Night links

"Ohlman Feelyus": Plunder Squad by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake); The Foundling by Georgette Heyer

Elizabeth Foxwell: "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell;   discussion of works adapted for Hitchcock-directed films

Paul Fraser: New Worlds SF, January 1966, edited by Michael Moorcock and Langdon Jones 

Cullen Gallagher: Sleep with the Devil by "Day Keene" (Gunard Hjerstedt); The Thrilling Adventure Hour 

Aubrey Hamilton: The Murder on the Bus by Cecil Freeman Gregg; Tropical Heat by John Lutz

Bev Hankins: The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost by John Bellairs; The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White; The Mystery of Skeleton Key by Bernard Capes

David G. Hartwell: 200 Significant SF Novels Written By Women, Published 1984-2001

Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Such an impressive collection of reviews. I will have to set aside time to read as many as I can.

Todd Mason said...

Worse things can happen! Thanks, Prashant, for your reviews and the kind words.

Jack Seabrook said...

Quite a list! Thanks for including us.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for continuing to do your series, Jack!

Cullen Gallagher said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one reading Keene this week!

Neeru said...

Thanks Todd for all the hard work.

Todd Mason said...

People still keen on Hjerstedt, Cullen! Still his day...

Thank you, Neeru, and for your continuing work. I think I'll dip into #1956Club tomorrow, slightly eccentrically.