[PW] Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the 2015 Bouchercon edition with some Hallowe'en flavor...the links to the reviews and citations, etc.

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 9 11:52:03 PDT 2015

With Patti Abbott and many of the other regular contributors decamped to North Carolina for the Bouchercon (the annual world convention, at least as held usually in the US, of crime-fiction fans and professionals), this week I've assembled the links in my usual late morning/early afternoon fashion (apologies to those accustomed to the emergence at the crack of dawn), and we have two reviews of works by contributor and worthy subject Bill Crider and two of Gil Brewer's The Red Scarf (clearly the toast of the Continent this week) among the other largely impressive works discussed below...Patti will be hosting again next week.


Sergio Angelini: The Red Scarf by Gil Brewer
Yvette Banek: The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
Joe Barone: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Brian Busby: Murder without Regret by E. Louise Cushing
Bill Crider: The Crackpot and Other Twisted Tales of Greedy Fans and Collectors by John E. Stockman
Scott A. Cupp: Spicy Adventures by Robert E. Howard
William Deeck: There's Death in the Churchyard by William Gore
Martin Edwards: The Corpse with the Sunburnt Face by Christopher St. John Sprigg
Will Erickson: The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Fred Fitch (The Westlake Review): Jimmy the Kid by Donald Westlake; The Snatchers by Lionel White and other related work
Barry Gardner: Box Nine by Jack O'Connell
John Grant: Bad Intentions by Karin Possum
Ed Gorman: Blood Marks by Bill Crider
Rich Horton: Bend Sinister and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov
Jerry House: The Haunted Stars by Edmond Hamilton
Nick Jones: Hong Kong Kill by "Peter George" (Bryan Peters)
Tracy K: Die with Me by Elena Forbes
George Kelley: Wandl the Invader by Ray Cummings; I Speak for Earth by "Keith Woodcott" (John Brunner)
Margot Kinberg: Havana Red by Leonardo Padura
Rob Kitchen: The Girl in Berlin by Elizabeth Wilson
Kate Laity: Callimachus and Other Plays by Hrotsvita; "Sermo Lupi ad Anglos" by Wulfstan II
B.V. Lawson: Night and Fear by Cornell Woolwich
Evan Lewis: Murder at Midnight by Richard Sale
Jonathan Lewis: Island of Fear and Other Stories by William Sambrot
Steve Lewis: Marked for Murder by "Brett Halliday" (Davis Dresser); State's Evidence by Stephen Greenleaf; Secret of the Second Door by Robert Colby
Todd Mason: Help! magazine (February 1962) edited by Harvey Kurtzman
Neer: An English Mystery by Cyril Hare
Frances M. Nevins: The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene; The Case of the Screaming Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner; Maigret and the Toy Village by Georges Simenon
John F. Norris: The Giant Rat of Sumatra by Richard L. Boyer
Juri Nummelin: The Red Scarf by Gil Brewer
Matthew Paust: Some Came Running by James Jones
James Reasoner: Spawn of the Desert by W. C. Tuttle
Karyn Reeves: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
Richard Robinson: Twenty Blue Devils by Aaron Elkins
Gerard Saylor: Little Elvises by Timothy Hallinen
Dan Stumpf: The Maze by Maurice Sandoz; There is a Serpent in Eden (aka The Cunning) by Robert Bloch
Kevin Tipple: The Prairie Chicken Kill by Bill Crider
"TomCat": Cold Blood by "Leo Bruce" (Rupert Croft-Cooke)

Todd Mason

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