[PW] FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to reviews, texts, etc. 31 December 2021

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 4 16:08:29 PST 2022

The latter 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: "I'll Be Waiting" by Raymond Chandler, The Saturday Evening Post 14 October 1939 (as posted on the Library of America Story a Day site); "Dr. H. A. Moynihan" (from A Manual for Cleaning Women) by Lucia Berlin; "The Babysitter's Code" by Laura Lippman, Plots with Guns: A Noir Anthology edited by Anthony Neil Smith; Stephen Sondheim: A Life by Meryle Secrest

Bob Adey: A Woman Named Anne by Henry Cecil

Bonnie Armstrong: Florida by Lauren Groff

Tony Baer: novels by Dorothy B. Hughes, Barry N. Malzberg and others; books by Anna Kavan, John Rechy, Nat Turner, Nelson Algren, Agnes Smedley, Ralph Ellison and others; Eugene O'Neill; The Wrong Venus by Charles Williams; Edith's Diary by Patricia Highsmith; The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything by John D. MacDonald

Frank Babics: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine March/April 2021, edited by Linda Landrigan; "The Phantom Coach" by Amelia B. Edwards, All the Year 'Round, Christmas 1864; "To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt" by Charles Dickens, All the Year 'Round, Christmas 1865

Brad Bigelow: Women in a Village by Louise Rayner; The Story of a Life, Volume 6: The Restless Years, by Konstantin Paustovsky  (translated by Kyril FitzLyon)

Elgin Bleecker: "The Christmas Party Murder" by Rex Stout, Collier's 4 January 1957

Joachim Boaz: Dawn by Octavia Butler; Where the Time Winds Blow by Robert Holdstock; Brave Old World by Philippe Curval (translated by Steve Cox)

John Boston: Amazing Stories, December 1966, edited by Joseph "Ross" 

Ben Boulden: A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

John R. Breitlow: The Deep Blue Goodbye and Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald

Brian Busby: best reads of 2021: Brian Moore, Ted Allan, Grant Allen, Douglas Sanderson, and others; The Drift of Pinions by Marjorie Pickthall; The Tenants were Corrie and Tennie by Kent Thompson

Jason Cavallaro: Ten Best Horror Novels Read This Year

Marvell Cleary: Fast Company by Marco Page

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

Bill Crider: Flight to Darkness by Gil Brewer (original post)

Liz Dexter: best books of 2021: Anne Tyler, Alex Haley et al.; Sally on the Rocks by Winifred Boggs; A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou

Susan Dunlap: In the Last Analysis by "Amanda Cross" (Carolyn Heilbrun)

Scott Edelman: José Pablo Iriarte

Martin Edwards: Scandalize My Name by Fiona Sinclair; The Marble Forest by "Anthony Boucher" (William White) and 11 others (of the Northern California MWA); The Second Shot by Anthony Berkeley

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Batman comics, July 1983; June 1983; Warren comics, May 1976

Barry Ergang: Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants by Lee Goldberg

Will Errickson: 2021 in review; Living in Fear: A History of Horror in Mass Media by, and including fiction selected by, Les Daniels; Year in Review

José Ignacio Escribano: Year in Review; Campion at Christmas by Margery Allingham; Sébastien Japrisot; Helen McCloy

Curtis Evans: Blind Date with Death and Walls That Hear You by Cornell Woolrich 

"Olman Feelyus": Where the Money Was by Willie Sutton; The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

Paul Fraser: To Follow a Star: Nine SF Stories about Christmas edited by Terry Carr; Science Fantasy August 1963, edited by John Carnell; "Fasterpiece" by Ian Creasey Asimov's Science Fiction January-February 2022; "The Santa Claus Planet" by Frank M. Robinson, originally published in The Best Science-Fiction Stories, 1951 edited by E. F. Bleiler and Ted Dikty; "Christmas on Mars" by "William Morrison" (Joseph Samachson) Thrilling Wonder Stories December 1941; "Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus" by Frederik Pohl, first published in his collection Alternating Currents (Ballantine 1956); "Winter Solstice" by Mike Resnick, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction October-November 1991; "Kitemaster" by Keith Roberts, Interzone Spring 1982; "Miracle" by Connie Willis, Asimov's Science Fiction December 1991; from Analog Science Fact/Science Fiction, January/February 2022: "The Bumblebee and the Berry" by M. Bennardo; "Charioteer" by Ted Rabinowitz; "Track of a Legend" by Cynthia Felice, Omni, December 1983; from Analog: Science Fiction and Fact January/February 2022: "Splitting a Dollar" by Meghan Hyland and "Charioteer" by Ted Rabinowitz

Cullen Gallagher: The Girl with No Place to Hide by "Nick Quarry" (Marvin Albert)

Barry Gardner: The Dark Root by Archer Mayor

Ed Gorman: Fake I.D. by Jason Starr (original post)

Dana Gould: Katherine Coldiron on Plan Nine from Outer Space: A Monograph; Who Goes There? by "Don A. Stuart"/John W. Campbell, Jr.

Sue Granquist: "The Wish" by Ray Bradbury. Women's Day December 1973 (and published as a chapbook in the 2000s)

Aubrey Hamilton: The Dishonest Murderer by Frances and Richard Lockridge; Crime for Christmas by Lesley Egan; The Murder of Cecily Thane by Harriette Ashbrook; Primary Storm by Brendan Dubois; Cold Florida by Phillip DePoy 

Bev Hankins: A Surprise for Christmas edited by Martin Edwards; "The Incredible Theft" by Agatha Christie (expanded form of the serial "The Submarine Plans", from the Daily Express, April 1937); Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie; The Death at Yew Corner by Richard Forrest; Spare Time for Murder by John Gale; Murder in the French Room by Helen Joan Hultman; The Pig on the Hill by John Kelly

James Harris: stories collected in The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer: "Wives" by Lisa Tuttle, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), December 1979; "Sandkings" by George R. R. Martin, Omni August 1979; "Sporting with the Chid" by Barrington J. Bayley, from his collection The Seed of Evil; "The House of Compassionate Sharers" by Michael Bishop, Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy May 1977

Don Herron: E. R. Burroughs in newspaper syndication, among many

Rich Horton: Beer! Beer! Beer! by Avram Davidson (a recovered "lost" novel); Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho; 2021 in retrospect/posts elsewhere

Jerry House: "Mr. Wray's Cash Box, or The Mask and the Mystery" by Wilkie Collins (a "lost" novella); "The Other Woman" by "Ellen Hogue" (Eleanor Hogue Kerkhof nee Stinchclomb), All-Story Love Stories 19 and 26 January 1935 (a novelet as two-part serial); The Arkham Sampler Winter 1948, edited by August Derleth; "The Mystery of the Man Who Evaporated" by Robert Arthur, from his collection Alfred Hitchcock's Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries Random House, 1963; "The Menace of Mastodon Valley" by Kenneth Gilbert, Action Stories September 1926; Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer by Alice and Claude Askew; "The Striding Place" by Gertrude Atherton, The Speaker 20 June 1896; the John Hanson stories by Sewell Peaslee Wright, Astounding Stories, 1930-33; Of Worlds Beyond: The "Science" of Science Fiction Writing, A Symposium edited by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; "The Firefly" comics stories by Harry Shorten and Bob Wood, from Top-Notch Comics 1940-42; The True Story of Moonshine

Kate Jackson: A Case for Solomon by Bruce Graeme; Murder in Blue by Clifford Witting; Plots and Gunpowder: A Personal Biography of Thriller Writer Gerald Verner by Chris Verner; Reprints of the Year polling; Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer

Randy Johnson: Black is the Color by John Brunner (original post)

Tracy K: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles; American Christmas Stories edited by Connie Willis; The Last Noel by Michael Malone; Maigret's Christmas by Georges Simenon (translated by David Howard); Six Degrees of Literary Separation

Jackie Kashian: Tess Rafferty (audio only); video; Ophira Eisenberg on crime fiction and drama

Colman Keane: Kolkata Noir by Tom Vater; Love and Bullets: Megabomb Edition by Nick Kolakowski; Many Deadly Returns edited by Martin Edwards

George Kelley: Galactic Empires edited by Brian Aldiss; Dangerous Visions and New Worlds edited by Andrew Nette and Iain MacIntyre; Great Detectives: A Century of the Best Mysteries from England and America edited by David Willis McCullough; The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: Twelfth Series edited by Avram Davidson; JLA by Grant Morrison Omnibus by Morrison and divers hands

Joe Kenney: Sea Scrape by "James Dark" (J. E. MacDonnell); Total Recall by Piers Anthony (distantly inspired by "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick); The Chinese Paymaster by "Nick Carter" (in this case, Nicholas Browne); The Destroyer #17: Last War Dance by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy

Rob Kitchin: On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong

K. A. Laity: Muriel Spark 

Karen Langley: 2021 in review

B. V. Lawson: A Gentleman Called by Dorothy Salisbury Davis; The Mystery of Mary by Grace Livingston Hill

Xavier Lechard: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle; Victorian and Other Novels: Complexity vs. Volume; Ten Books Read This Year: The Diehard by Jean Potts and Nine Others

David Levinson: Worlds of If, January 1967, edited by Frederik Pohl

D. F./Des Lewis: Vasterien: A Literary Journal Fall 2021, edited by Jon Padgett; By Elizabeth Bowen: Eva Trout; The Hotel; The Heat of the Day; To the North; The Death of the Heart; A World of Love. Best British Short Stories, Volumes 2011-2021 edited by Nicholas Royle

Evan Lewis: "A Scandal in Bohemia": a play by Christopher Morley adapting the Arthur Conan Doyle story, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine January 1944; Disney's The Legend of Davy Crockett newspaper comic strip; Bat Masterton newspaper strip by Howard Nostrand and Ed Herron; The Kid I Killed Last Night by "Day Keene" (Gunard Hjerstedt), collection edited by David Laurence Wilson; Anonymous: Davy Crockett and the Shawnee War Party

Steve Lewis: "You'll Always Remember Me" by Steve Fisher, Black Mask March 1938; Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis; "Diamonds of Death" by Robert Leslie Bellem, Spicy Detective Stories July 1934; "Hell's Pay Check" by Frederick Nebel, Dime Detective December 1931; "Not My Corpse" by Carroll John Daly, Thrilling Detective June 1948; Mom Meets Her Maker by James Yaffee; Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Sara Light-Waller: The Harp and the Blade by John Myers Myers, Argosy Weekly 22 June-3 August 1940 (7 issues) 

S. E. Lindberg: Conan pastiches by John C. Hocking

Leonard Lopate: Stephen King on The Best American Short Stories 2007

Robert Lopresti:"The Search for Eric Garcia" by E. A. Aymar, Midnight Hour edited by Abby L. Vandiver; "Born a Ramblin' Man" by Michel Lee Garrett, Trouble No More edited by Mark Westmoreland

Jim McCahery: Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy

Neil McRobert: Something More than Night, et al.: Kim Newman

Barry N. Malzberg: Anatomy of a Killer by Peter Rabe

Todd Mason: The Supernatural Reader edited by Lucy and Groff Conklin; Rod Serling's Devils and Demons edited by Gordon R. Dickson; "It Could Be You" by Frank Roberts, The Reporter 3 March 1962 and reprinted widely; Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me edited by Robert Arthur; The 1965 annuals of fiction and drama, in English; The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fifth Series edited by "Anthony Boucher" (William White); The Best Detective Stories of the Year, 1971 edited by Allen J. Hubin; Prize Stories 1962: The O. Henry Awards edited by Richard Poirier

Marcia Muller: Bloodwater by "John Crowe" (Dennis Lynds)

Neeru: In Andamans: An Indian Bastille by Bejoy Kumar Sinha; 13 books to read; Eagles of the Reich by Will Berthold (translated by F. Taylor)

John F. Norris: False Witness by Helen Nielsen; Sing Me a Murder by Helen Nielsen; The Wintringham Mystery by Anthony Berkeley (Cox)

Jim Noy: John Thorndyke's Cases by R. Austin Freeman

Juri Nummelin: Born of Battle by "Robert Crane" (Con Sellers)

John O'Neill: Galactic Empires edited by Brian Aldiss; Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois

On The Media: Elizabeth Hand, Max Allan Collins, Alan Dean Foster, Lee Goldberg et al. on film and other novelizations

Paperback Warrior: Rambo: FIrst Blood Part 2 by David Morrell

Mildred Perkins: Satan’s Circus: Murder, Vice, Police  Corruption and New York’s Trial of the Century by Mike Dash

James Reasoner: "No Pockets in a Shroud" by Richard Deming, Black Mask January 1949; West September 1943; Amazing Stories December 1944, edited by Ray Palmer; William G. Contento, RIP; Terror Tales by John H. Knox; Western Trails May 1936, edited by A. A. Wyn(?); Detective Novels Magazine June 1944, edited by Harvey Burns; The Gunsmith: The Jingle Bell Trail by "J. R. Roberts" (Robert Randisi); Rangeland Romances January 1952; some unsold stories; The Price of a Dime: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Ben Shaley by Norbert Davis; 2021: the Wrap Up

Richard Robinson: Renegade Swords edited by D. M. Ritalin; The Thinking Machine: Fifty Novelettes and Short Stories by Jacques Futrelle; The Best Science Fiction of E. C. Tubb; Death Threats and Other Stories by Georges Simenon (translated by Ros Schwartz); Death at Sea: Montalbano's Early Cases by Andrea Camilleri (translated by Stephen Sartarelli); The Animal-Lovers Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia Highsmith

Janet Rudolph: Winter Solstice Crime Fiction; New Year's Crime Fiction

Gerard Saylor: Brodie's Ghost by Mark Crilley; Eddie and Sunny by Stacy Cochran

Jack Seabrook: The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin; "What Frightened You, Fred?" by Jack Ritchie, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine May 1958

Victoria Silverwolf: The Nevermore Affair by Kate Wilhelm; The Monitors by Keith Laumer; Fantastic Stories, January 1967, edited by Joseph "Ross" 

Kerrie Smith: Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper by Donald Henderson; The Blood Daughter by "Barbara Vine" (Ruth Rendell); Today A Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket by Hilda Wolitzer; Bells on Her Toes by Diana J. Febry

Marina Sofia: Best of the Year: Modern Classics; Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin (translated by Andrew Bromfield); Best of the Year: New Releases; BotY: New Discoveries; Fathers and Children by Ivan Turgenev (translated by Michael Pursglove); BotY: Delving Deeper into Interesting Writers; BotY: Sheer Entertainment 

Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe:  Sheree Renée Thomas

Kevin Tipple: Shot to Death by Stephen D. Rogers; Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson; Arrowmoon by George Wier; Mysterical-E December 2021 edited by J. DeMarco; Guilty Crime Story Magazine Summer 2021, edited by Brandon Barrows

"TomKat": Sable Messenger by Frances Vivian; A Tough One to Lose by Tony Kenrick; The Best and Worst of 2021; The Finishing Stroke by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee); Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie; The Wintringham Mystery by Anthony Berkeley (Cox)

David Vineyard: Run for Cover by John Welcome

Bill Wallace: Cunning Folk by Adam Nevill

Mark Yon: sf Impulse January 1967, edited by Harry Harrison and Keith Roberts; New Worlds SF January 1967, edited by Michael Moorcock 


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