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

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 11 10:09:36 PDT 2020

this week's set of reviews listed below, original texts and more, links at this address: 

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

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

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 Nights 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
Rich Horton: The Other Nineteenth Century by Avram Davidson; Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather; Red Thunder and some short fiction by John Varley; The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. McKillip
Jerry House: Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year [14th annual; 1985] edited by Terry Carr; Adrift in a Boneyard by Robert Lewis Taylor; Daredevil Comics, #1, July 1941, largely written and drawn by Charles Biro and Bob Wood
Kate Jackson: The Black Eye by "Conyth Little" (Constance and Gwenyth Little); Dark Road by Doris Miles Disney; skull'd covers
Tracy K: The Keys of My Prison by Frances Shelley Wees; Voyage into Violence by Frances and Richard Lockridge
Colman Keane: Nightmare Child by Ed Gorman; No Strings by Mark Safranko; Bumping Off Fat Vinny by Morgan St. James and David Griffin
George Kelley: The Affinity Bridge by George Mann; The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer; The Tangled Skein by David Stuart Davies; Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes’ Rediscovered Railway Stories: Four Original Short Stories by John Taylor
Joe Kenney: The Penetrator: Candidate's Blood by "Lionel Derrick" (in this case, Mark Roberts); The Lone Wolf: Night Raider (#1) by "Mike Barry" (Barry Malzberg)
Margot Kinberg: Misremembering in crime fiction
Rob Kitchin: A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
Karen Langley: The Journals of Jean Cocteau edited and translated by Wallace Fowlie; Every Eye by Isobel English
B. V. Lawson: Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon
Xavier Lechard: John Dickson Carr and H. P. Lovecraft
Des/D. F. Lewis: Nightscript #6 edited by C. M. Muller
Evan Lewis: "The Girl with the Silver Eyes" by Dashiell Hammett, The Black Mask, June 1924, edited by Philip Cody, as syndicated to newspapers including The Vancouver Sun, November 1936
Steve Lewis: Three Motives for Murder by Roy Winsor
Library of America: "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, Godey's Ladies and Gentleman's  Magazine, May 1842, edited by Sarah Josepha Hale; "Refugee Procession is Scene of Horror" by Ernest Hemingway, Toronto Star, 14 November 1922
Robert Lopresti: "Chum in the Water" by Lori Roy, Tampa Bay Noir edited by Colette Bancroft
Todd Mason: Ghosts and More Ghosts by Robert Arthur; Tales of Terror by Ida Chittum; 1989 horror anthologies: Tales by Moonlight II edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson; Book of the Dead edited by John Skipp and Craig Spector; The Year's Best Horror Stories XVI edited by Karl Edward Wagner; The Year's Best Fantasy [and Horror], Second Annual, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, 9th Series (aka Flowers for Algernon and Other Stories), edited by Robert Mills; The Unexpected edited by Leo Margulies
Steven J. McDermott: A Haven for the Damned by Harry Whittington; College for Sinners by Lawrence Block; My Flesh is Sweet by "Day Keene" (Gunard Hjerstedt)
Mike: The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
Neeru: The Diehard by Jean Potts

Steven Nester: Tender is LeVine by Andrew Bergman
Jess Nevins: 20th Century African Horror Fiction
John F. Norris: The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
Ray O'Leary: The Further Adventures of Batman edited by Martin H. Greenberg
John O'Neill: Strange Seas and Shores by Avram Davidson
Simon Oxford: #1956Club roundelay
Paperback Warrior: The Hunter by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake); Violent Saturday by W. L. Heath; Gift of Death by Edward S. Aarons; Spawn by Shaun Hutson
Matt Paust: Secret Warriors, Psychic Spies by Roger Mannon
Christine Poulson: favorite scary stories: "Oh, Whistle, And I'll Come to You, My Lad" by M. R. James, "Afterward" by Edith Wharton and others
Jordan Prejean: The Twilight Zone Magazine, edited by T. E. D. Klein, November 1982
James Reasoner: Gold Comes in Bricks by "A. A. Fair" (Erle Stanley Gardner)
Moira Redmond: The Plague Court Murders by John Dickson Carr
Richard Robinson: Crime Through Time edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman
Gerard Saylor: Nada by Jean-Patrick Manchette (translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith)
Steve Scott: "John D. MacDonald Speaks" by Roger H. Smith
Jack Seabrook: "Body in the Barn" by Margaret Manners, Argosy, February 1945, edited by Harry Steeger
Marina Sofia: The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary (translated by Jonathan Griffin)
Kerrie Smith: Long Way Home by Eva Dolan
Jonathan Strahan: S. Qiouyi Yu
Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe: rereading SF
Dan Stumpf: High Sierra by W. R. Burnett
Scott Thompson: This Charming Pastime by Edith Templeton
"TomCat": The Case of the Seven of Calvary by "Anthony Boucher" (William White); The Mystery of the Vanishing Magician by "Bruce Campbell" (Beryl and Sam Epstein); An Impossible Murder for Markus by "Aster Berkhof" (Lode van den Bergh)--not yet translated from the Dutch
Prashant Trikannad: Drink with the Devil by "Jack Higgins" (Henry Patterson); Stone: MIA Hunter by Stephen Mertz
David Vineyard: Touchfeather by Jimmy Sangster
Bill Wallace: Life Among the Savages and Raising 
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Demons by Shirley Jackson; Evergreen Review, May, June and July 1968, edited by Barney Rosset
Boyd White, Lloyd Currey et al.: Masters of Terror, books published 1967-97
Gary K. Wolfe: Paul Park
Susan Wolfe: Reckless by Andrew Gross
A, J. Wright: Alan K. Akers, short-story writer
Mark Yon: New Worlds SF, October 1965, edited by Michael Moorcock and Langdon Jones; Science Fantasy, October 1965, edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli and Keith Roberts
Allison Ziegler: Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy
--Todd Masonhttps://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2020/09/ffb-ghosts-and-more-ghosts-by-robert.html


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