Friday, June 26, 2009

Forgotten? Neglected? Neither Is Good

There’s a wide diversity of works being considered in today’s installment of the blogosphere-wide “forgotten books” series. In addition to Stefanie Pintoff’s recommendation on this page of Trent’s Last Case, those picks include: The Lodger, by Marie Belloc Lowndes; You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up, by Richard Hallas; Murderous Remedy, by Stella Shepherd; Road to Purgatory, by Max Allan Collins; Praying Mantis, by Hubert Montheilet; The Takers, by Jerry Ahern; and the Name of the Game tie-in, Los Angeles: A.D. 2017, by Philip Wylie (a book I didn’t even know existed before now, but that I must now search out). Patti Abbott hosts several additional recommendations in her own blog, plus a full rundown of today’s participating bloggers.

On a related note, it seems that Sally Owens, who works at the famous Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, has begun a series in the bookstore’s blog about “neglected authors.” She has addressed only two candidates so far--Lillian O’Donnell and E.X. Ferrars--but we’re looking forward to seeing more in the near future. (Hat tip to In Reference to Murder.)

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