Friday, June 25, 2010

Not to Be Overlooked

There’s a full crop of “forgotten books” to be harvested today from the Web. In addition to Maxim Jabowski’s endorsement on this page of Tony and Susan, by Austin Wright, the crime-fiction-related offerings include: The Crime of the Century, by Kingsley Amis; The End of Lieutenant Boruvka, by Josef Skvorecky; Cold Death, by Laurence Donovan; Four Corners of Night, by Craig Holden; Maracaibo, by Stirling Silliphant; Dames, Danger, Death, edited by Leo Margulies; The Crime Spectacularist, by Lester Dent; In Kensington Gardens Once ..., by H.R.F. Keating; The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö; The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katharine Green; The Problem of the Green Capsule, by John Dickson Carr; and Alas, Poor Father, by Joan Fleming. Also up for discussion: A Vampire Named Fred, a non-crime novel by author and blogger Bill Crider.

Series organizer Patti Abbott has a complete list of this Friday’s participants in her own blog, plus write-ups about three other books just waiting to be rediscovered.

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