[PW] FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the Links to Reviews, Texts et al.; weeks of 25 June/2 July 2021

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 10 17:39:07 PDT 2021

This past fortnight's cycle of 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...


Patricia Abbott: "Motherless Son" by Elizabeth Strout, The New Yorker, 15 August 2019, fiction edited by Deborah Triesman; Canada by Richard Ford; "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" by Nathan Englander, The New Yorker, 11 November 2011

Brad Bigelow: The Steagle by Irvin Faust; I am the World by Peter Vansittart

Paul Bishop: the fists (and boxing fiction) of Robert E. Howard

Mike Blake: The Rynox Murder by Philip MacDonald

Les Blatt: Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes

Elgin Bleecker: Maigret Has Scruples by Georges Simenon (translated by Robert Eglesfield); Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman

Joachim Boaz: short stories by Carol Emswhiller:  "The Coming", The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1957, edited by "Anthony Boucher" (William White); "You'll Feel Better...", The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Boucher,  July 1057; "Two-Step for Six Legs", Science Fiction Quarterly, August 1957, edited by Robert A. W. Lowndes; Alternities edited by David Gerrold and Stephen Goldin; Twilight Country by Knut Faldbakken (translated by Joan Tate)

John Boston: World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr; Amazing Stories, March 1966, edited by Joseph "Ross" (Wrosz) and Sol Cohen

Ben Boulden: Double Feature (aka Enough) by Donald Westlake; Jack Bickham's fiction

Cora Buhlert: Babel-17 by Samuel Delany

Brian Busby: The Mac's of '37: The Story of the Canadian Rebellion by "Price-Brown" (John Price Brown); This Suitcase is Going to Explode by Tom Ardies

Bob Byrne: hardboiled CF anthologies; Discovering Robert E. Howard

Alan Cheuse: In the Middle Distance by Nicholas Delbanco

Douglas Cohen: Realms of Fantasy, June 1997, edited by Shawna McCarthy

Bill Crider: Morgue for Venus by "Jonathan Craig" (Frank Smith)

Liz Dexter: Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler; In Our Own Words edited by Anne Shade and Victoria Villaseñor; Apricot Sky by Ruby Ferguson

Scott Edelman: Karen Osborne; Joshua Bilmes 

Martin Edwards: The Rainbird Patter by Victor Canning; A Fragment of Fear by John Bingham

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Batman comics in the 1980s: June 1982 issues; Warren comics magazines, April 1975

Barry Ergang: Dead Famous by Ben Elton

Will Errickson: the novels of Daniel Rhodes; William Teason's cover art; Jaws promotional pamphlet

José Ignacio Escribano: They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie; Case for Three Detectives by Leo Bruce
Curtis Evans: Death and the Maiden and The Chief Inspector's Brother by Sheila Radley
"Olman Feelyus": The Cold Moons by Aaron Clement; The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart
Paul Fraser: World's Best Science Fiction 1968 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
Cullen Gallagher: The Kid I Killed Last Night and Other Stories: "Day Keene" in the Detective Pulps, V. 7 edited by David Laurence Wilson; Slade by Arnold Hano
Barry Gardner: Written on Fire by William A. DeAndrea;
Dana Gould: May You Live in Interesting Times by Laraine Newman; A History of Stand Up from Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle by Wayne Federman

The Grolier Society: videos devoted to book and magazine collections and related matter (courtesy Michael Ward)

James Harris: Kids Building (Actual) Spaceships (in Fiction)
Aubrey Hamilton: Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy; Murder on B Deck by Vincent Starrett; Greenmask! by Elizabeth Linington; Kill Me Again by Terence Flaherty

Bev Hankins: Road Rage by Ruth Rendell; The Predator of Batignolles by Claude Izner; The Youth Hostel Murders by Glyn Carr

Don Herron: Songs and Sonnets Atlantean by Donald Sidney-Fryer

Rich Horton: One Night Stands and Lost Weekends by Lawrence Block

Jerry House: Zomnibus (three graphic novels) by Shane McCarthy (text) and Chris Bolton and Enrique Lopez Lorenzana (illustration), El Torres (text) and Yair Herrera (illustration), and Chris Ryall (text) and Ashley Wood (illustration); The Mystery of the Red Barn: Thriller Picture Library #171 by Robert Forrest (illustration) and  Leonard  Matthews (script); When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer (and its offshoots); "The Man Who Vanished" by J. A. Mitchell, (apparently first published in his) The First Affair and Other Sketches; The Homunculus by David H. Keller; Boy Comics #5, August 1942, edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood; Druso by Freirich Freska (as translated by Fletcher Pratt), Wonder Stories, May 1934 et seq. (3-part serial), edited by Hugo Gernsback; Frontiers II by Janet and Isaac Asimov; Day of the Ram by William Campbell Gault; The Three Investigators Crimebusters #6: Thriller Diller by Megan and H. William Stine; Bannock by Richard S. Wheeler

Kate Jackson: Hunt the Tortoise by Elizabeth Ferrars; The Fatal Picnic by Bernice Carey; Golden Age Detective Stories edited by Otto Penzler; The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin; Murder by Inches by Stanley Hopkins, Jr.

Tracy K: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; Ackermanthology! edited by Forest J. Ackerman; Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith; The Travelers by Chris Pavone

Colman Keane: Problems Solved by Bill Pronzini and Barry M. Malzberg; Double Feature (aka Enough) by Donald Westlake; At This Point in My Life by Frank Zafiro; McHugh by Jay Flynn

George Kelley: Double Down by Max Allan Collins; The Prague Orgy by Philip Roth; The Cthulhu Stories of Robert E. Howard edited by Scott Lee; Expanded Universe by Robert A. Heinlein; Cards of Grief by Jane Yolen

Joe Kenney: Radcliff #3: Double Trouble by Roosevelt Mallory; The Baroness #10: A Black Hole to Die In by "Paul Kenyon" (Donald Moffit) (unpublished ms.); Men's Adventure Quarterly, April 2021, edited by Robert Deis, Bill Cunningham and Bill Simon

Rob Kitchin: The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt

K. A. Laity: The Candy Kid by Dorothy B. Hughes

Karen Langley: [George] Orwell's Complete Essays, Journalism and Letters, V. 4, edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus; Writing Degree Zero by Roland Barthes (translated by Annette Lavers and Colin Smith)

B. V. Lawson: More Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald; The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham

Xavier Lechard: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Des/D. F. Lewis: The Breaking Point by Daphne Du Maurier

Evan Lewis: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January-May 1943, edited by "Ellery Queen" (in this case, Frederic Dannay alone); EQMM, July-November 1943; Perry Mason: The Case of the Innocent Thief (newspaper comic strip) by Erle Stanley Gardner and Mel Keefer, syndicated in 1950; "DevilDogs Three" by S. M. Iger? (script) and Rudy Palais (illustrati0n), Great Comics, #1, November 1941, edited by S. M. Iger?; "Futuro Kidnaps Hitler And Takes Him to Hades!", illustration by Rudy Palais, Great Comics #3, January 1942

Steve Lewis: Planet of the Damned (aka Sense of Obligation) by Harry Harrison; If a Body-- by George Worthing Yates; Lost Daughter by Michael Cormany; Analog Science Fact and Fiction, November 1961, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.; "Footsteps of Fear" by Vincent Starrett, The Black Mask, April 1920, edited by F. M. Osborne

The Liar's Club Oddcast [writers podcast]: A. C. Wise; John McFetridge; Ellen Datlow; Jason Pinter; Robert Crais

Library of America: "Old Flaming Youth" by Jean Stafford, Harper's Bazaar, December 1950, edited by Carmel Snow; "The Battle of Long Island" by Philip Vickers Fithian, from Philip Vickers Fithian: Journal 1775-1776

Sara Light-Waller: Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper

Robert Lopresti: "The Waiting Game" by Dana Haynes, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2021, edited by Laura Landrigan

Barry N. Malzberg: Interview with Alec Navala-Lee; Mark Clifton and his time

Todd Mason: Enough (reissued currently as Double Feature) by Donald Westlake, and the film adaptation of "Ordo"

Ed McBride: Longarm on the Humboldt by "Tabor Evans" (in this case, Harry Whittington)

Steven J. McDermott: Sin Hellcat by "Andrew Shaw" (Lawrence Block and Donald Westlake); The Lady Kills by Bruno Fischer; The Squeeze by Gil Brewer; Affairs of a Beauty Queen by Orrie Hitt

Thomas McNulty: Die a Little by Megan Abbott

Marcia Muller: Murder with Pictures by George Harmon Coxe

Neeru: Judy of Bunter's Buildings by E. Philips Oppenheim; Last Seen Wearing by Hilary Waugh; The Sark Street Chapel Murder by Thomas Cobb; Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Francis M. Nevins: the CF work of Aaron Marc Stein (aka "George Baxby")

Jess Nevins: Cyberpunk 101

John F. Norris: The Intimate Journal of Warren Winslow by Jean Leslie

Jim Noy: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman

Juri Nummelin: 1960s erotic crime novels missing from standard CF indices

John O'Neil: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

M. Harold Page: Imaginary Worlds by Lin Carter

Paperback Warrior: The Wrecking of Offshore Five by Ronald Johnston; Dive in the Sun by Douglas Reeman; Bodies are Dust (aka Hell Cop) by P. J. Wolfson; the works and legacy of William W. Johnstone; Galaxy of the Lost by "Gregory Kern" (E. C. Tubb); The Freedom Trap (aka The MacKintosh Man) by Desmond Bagley; Deathlands: Homeward Bound by "James Axler" (in this case, Laurence James); The Survivalist: The Quest by Jerry Ahern

Matt Paust: Bullets and Other Hurting Things: A Tribute to Bill Crider edited by Bill Ollerman; The Long-Legged Fly by James Sallis

Mildred Perkins: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Deb Pfeifer: The Rules of the Game by Georges Simenon (translated by Howard Curtis)

Holly Rand: Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor by Alison Arant and Jordan Coffer

James Reasoner: Tarzan: Untamed Frontiers by Gary Buckingham; Paperbacks at War edited by Justin Marriott; Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in River of Peril by "Cole Fannin" (Frank Castle); Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg by Robert Silverberg (edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle); Sex Dancer by Clayton Matthews

Richard Robinson: The Reader's Room by Antoine Laurain (translated by Jane Aitken and Emily Boyce); When the Death-Bat Flies: The Detective Stories of Norvell Page edited by Matthew Moring

Gerard Saylor: I, a Squealer by Richard Bruns

Steve Scott: "Kids on Wheels" by John D. MacDonald, The American Legion Magazine, June 1954, edited by Joseph C. Keeley

Jack Seabrook: "Epitaph for a Heel" by William Fay, The Saturday Evening Post, 20 January 1962, edited by Ben Hibbs; "The End of an Era" by William Link and Richard Levinson, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January 1962, edited by Lisa Belknap

Mark Seiber: Panacea by F. Paul Wilson

Victoria Silverwolf: Mindswap by Robert Sheckley

Kerrie Smith: The Baby-Snatcher by Ann Cleeves; The Trespasser by Tana French; Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Marina Sofia: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson; Three Rooms by Jo Hamya; Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell

Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe: Catherynne M. Valente; Lavie Tidhar

Kevin Tipple: Rapture in Death by "J. D. Robb" ("Nora Roberts"/Eleanor Robertson); "It Doesn't Take a Genius" by Kate Thornton, originally in Landmarked for Murder, edited by Harley Jane Kozak, Michael Mallory and Nathan Walpow 

Scott Tipple: An Empire Asunder by Evan Currie

"TomKat": Who Murdered Mrs. Kroll? by Mika Waltari (at several removes!); Moord onder maagden ("Murder Among Virgins") by "Ton Vervoort" (Peter Verstegen)

Emily VanDerWerff: "I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter" by "Isobel Fall", Clarkesworld, 1 January 2020, edited by Neil Clarke

David Vineyard: "Sapper": The Best Short Stories by "Sapper" (Herman McNiele), edited by "Jack Adrian" (Christopher Lowder)

Bill Wallace: Death by Anna Croissant-Rust (translated by James J. Conway)

Beatrice Washburn: The End of the Night by John D. MacDonald





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