[PW] Friday's Books:: the Evil/Problematic Children week (for some reviewers)

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 17 10:40:33 PST 2017


This week, a theme for the first set of reviews...someone or another was going to do THE BAD SEED by William March, but as it happens, no one did. Nor even LORD OF THE FLIES. Then again, these novels are hard to be called forgotten. Of course, neither can KING LEAR nor MILDRED PIERCE...

Patti Abbott, as usually, has the links to the reviews below, and has a review of Marijane "Vin Packer" Meaker's THE EVIL FRIENDSHIP, one of the novels inspired by the murder that also inspired the film HEAVENLY CREATURES...and where one of the young women involved in the murder of her best friend's mother, Juliet Hulme, nowadays writes crime fiction as Anne Perry.
http://pattinase.blogspot.com/2017/02/troublesomeevil-children-day-on-ffb.html

Bill Crider, ELEGY BEACH, Stephen Boyett
Jerry House, BAD RONALD, John Holbrook Vance (Jack Vance)
George Kelley, KING LEAR, William Shakespeare 
B.V. Lawson, DEATH OF A MYSTERY WRITER, Robert Barnard
Todd Mason, THE LITTLE MONSTERS et seq. edited by Roger Elwood and/or Vic Ghidalia; stories by Jerome Bixby, Kit Reed, Damon Knight, "Matthew Gant" (Arnold Hano) and C. M. Kornbluth
J.F. Norris, THE SECRET KEEPER, Shirley Escapa 
Matt Paust, THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE, Laird Koenig 
James Reasoner, THE TWISTED THING, Mickey Spillane 
TracyK, MILDRED PIERCE, James M. Cain

not so much kids:
Sergio Angelini, PAINKILLER,  N.J. Fountain
Mark Baker, TRUNK MUSIC, Michael Connelly
Yvette Banek, SMALLBONE DECEASED, Michael Gilbert 
Joe Barone, PRAYERS THE DEVIL ANSWERS, Sharyn McCrumb
Les Blatt, HALLOWEEN PARTY, Agatha Christie 
Elgin Bleecker, DEATH WISH, Brian Garfield 
Brian Busby, Helen Duncan
Martin Edwards, SOMEBODY AT THE DOOR, Raymond Postgate 
Richard Horton, THE HELMET OF NAVARRE, Bertha Runkle 
Nick Jones, David Mazzucchelli 
Margot Kinberg, THE HIDDEN MAN, Robin Blake
Evan Lewis, THE SHADOW comics #64-66 
Steve Lewis, THE POISONERS, Donald Hamilton 
Steven Nester, ANGELS, Denis Johnson
Kerrie Smith, WHAT REMAINS BEHIND, Dorothy Fowler
Kevin Tipple, JOE  POSNER'S PIPE DREAMS 
TomCat, DEATH AT THE DOG, Joanna Cannan

forward by Todd Mason
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/02/ffbs-evil-children-week-little-monsters.html
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/02/ffb-eureka-years-boucher-and-mccomass.html
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/02/ffb-better-than-one-by-kate-wilhelm-and.html
http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/01/ffb-devil-his-due-edited-by-douglas.html


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