Saturday, January 9, 2021

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews and related texts: 23 October 2020

This long-delayed Late October'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 End of Everything by Megan Abbott; "Doctor Jack O' Lantern" by Richard Yates (1954 ?Charm; collected in Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, 1962) and Short Story Wednesday links (read the Yates story here)

Barry Alfonso: The Grandmothers by Glenway Westcott

Mark Baker: Hot Enough to Kill by Paula Boyd

Brad Bigelow: The Hiding Place by Robert Shaw

Les Blatt: The Complete Stories by Dorothy L. Sayers; The Glimpses of the Moon by "Edmund Crispin" (Robert B. Montgomery)

Joachim Boaz: The Wind from Nowhere by J. G. Ballard

Joe Brosnan: Beat Not the Bones by Charlotte Jay

Brian Busby: Armand Durand: or, A Promise Fulfilled by Rosanna Eleanor Leprobon (translated by J.-A. Genaud)

Doug Cohen: Realms of Fantasy, December 1996, edited by Shawna McCarthy

Liz Dexter: A Bird in the Bush by Stephen Moss

Michael Dirda: New small press horror anthologies and collections for All Hallows...

Scott Edelman: Robert Shearman

Martin Edwards: No Coffin for the Grave by Clayton Rawson; Jill Patton Walsh

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: 1980s Batman comics: January 1981

Will Errickson: "Chimney" by Ramsey Campbell (first in Whispers edited by Stuart David Schiff, the 1977 first Doubleday anthology in the series that ran more or less parallel with the magazine for a number of years); "The Answer Tree" by Steven R. Boyett (Silver Scream edited by David J. Schow)

José Ignacio Escribano: The Plague Court Murders by "Carter Dickson" (John Dickson Carr)

Curtis Evans: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do On TV (ghost-)edited by Robert Arthur (with assistance from sponsors and NBC censors) and Friday Fright Night links; The Lake of Darkness by Ruth Rendell and Friday Fright Night links 

"Olman Feelyus": The Wooden Horse by Eric Williams; Hunting the Fairies by Compton Mackenzie

Paul Fraser: New Writings in SF: 6 edited by E. J. Carnell

Christopher Fulbright: the Zebra Books horror line

Cullen Gallagher: Razorback by Peter Brennan; Dead Man's Tide by "W. M. Richards" (Gunard Hjerstedt, novel aka It's a Sin to Kill as by "Day Keene"); We Are the Dead: Day Keene in the Detective Pulps, Volume 2 by "Day Keene" (still Hjerstedt!)

Aubrey Hamilton: Away Went the Little Fish by Margot Bennett; Practice to Deceive by David Housewright

Bev Hankins: Gorgeous Ghoul Murder Case by Dwight Babcock and other Halloween-themed titles

Grady Hendrix: Familiar Spirit and Gabriel by Lisa Tuttle

Rich Horton: Claremont Tales II and some short fiction by Richard A. Lupoff; Declare by Tim Powers; Chelsea by "Nancy Fitzgerald" (Waverly Fitzgerald); Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon

Jerry House: The Diamond Lens and Other Stories by Fitz-James O'Brien; "The Gods and Ritter Tanhuser" by "Vernon Lee" (Violet Paget); Freelance, August/September 1946, written by Ted McCall and drawn by Ed Furness

Kate Jackson: Blood from a Stone by Ruth Sawtell Wallis; Are You a Heroine in Jeopardy? quiz

Tracy K: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny; Clarkesworld: Year 5 edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace

Colman Keene: Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini; The Nobody by Tom Piccirilli

George Kelley: Bourbon Street/Hot Cargo by "G. H. Otis" (Otis Hemingway Gaylord)

Joe Kenney: The Rose by Leonore Fleischer; Kane's War #4: Crackdown by "Nick Stone"

Margot Kinberg: artistic desire vs. pragmatism 

Rob Kitchin: Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson

Karen Langley: Penguin Modern Poets #8 by Edwin Brock, Geoffrey Hill and Stevie Smith; The Gigolo by Françoise Sagan (translated by Joanna Kilmartin); Glittering City by Cyprian Ekwensi

B. V. Lawson: Good Cop, Bad Cop by Barbara D'Amato 

Xavier Lechard: The Mystery of the Grip of Death by Jacques Futrelle; The Magic Casket by R. Austin Freeman

Des/D. F. Lewis: Powers and Presences by John Howard and Mark Valentine

Evan Lewis: "Lady Luck" by Dick French (script) and Chuck Mazoujian (art), The Spirit, 7 July 1940;  "The Girl with the Silver Eyes" by Dashiell Hammett (The Black Mask, June 1924) as serialized in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph (December 1936) and advertised in the Allentown Morning Call (September 1938)

Steve Lewis: "Fixing Hanover" by Jeff VanderMeer (first in Extraordinary Engines, edited by Nick Gevers); Decoys by Richard Hoyt; "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" adapted from the story by H. P. Lovecraft by Steven Philip Jones and Octavio Cariello, from Lovecraft in Full Color, March 1992

Library of America: "Kerfol" by Edith Wharton, Scribner's Magazine, March 1916, edited by Robert Bridges; "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, Graham's Lady's and Gentlemen's Magazine, May 1842, edited by Poe; "The Black Dog" by Stephen Crane, The New York Tribune, 24 July 1892

Richard Lupoff: World Without Women by "Day Keene" and Leonard Pruyn; on Bill Crider; What If? Volume 3, edited by Richard Lupoff

Richard Lupoff, Richard Wolinsky and Lawrence Davidson: Walter Tevis

John Miller: Weird Tales, May 1923, edited by Edwin Baird

Lisa Morton and Leslie Klinger: "Marsyas in Flanders" by "Vernon Lee" (Violet Paget) (first? in For Maurice: Five Unlikely Stories)

Jess Nevins: the best science fiction of 1889

John F. Norris: The Half Pint Flask by DuBose Heyward

Jim Noy: The African Poison Murders by Elspeth Huxley

Ray O'Leary: The Boy in the Vestibule by Katherine Hall Page

Paperback Warrior: Solomon's Vineyard by Jonathan Latimer; A Piece of This Country by Thomas Taylor; Hatch's Island by Don Merritt; Satan Takes the Helm by Calvin Clements

Moira Redmond: "Casting the Runes" by M. R. James (first in More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, 1911)

Jason Steger: All That I Am by Anna Funder

G. W. Thomas: Manly Wade Wellman

Kevin Tipple: Inhuman Condition: Mystery and Suspense Fiction by Kate Thornton

David Vineyard: I, Lucifer by Peter O'Donnell


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd!

Todd Mason said...

As always, thank you, Jack (and Peter). Let's see how long it takes me to catch up.

Alfred Johns said...

Always enjoy this. Thanks

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Alfred...I'm about a third of the way through this last Friday's, sometime tomorrow (aka later today) for another...