Friday, June 18, 2010

Reading from the Past

You can always tell it’s Friday, because the crime-fiction blogosphere plumps up with “forgotten books” posts. In addition to Stanley Trollip’s touting, on this page, of James McClure’s The Song Dog, today’s recommended reads include Violetta, by Pieke Biermann; Red Card, by Richard Hoyt; Malay Woman, by A.S. Fleischman; The Odd Flamingo, by Nina Bawden; The Real Cool Killers, by Chester Himes; Death Watch, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles; Trinity in Violence, by Henry Kane; Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer: The Comic Strip (with an introduction by Max Allan Collins); Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, by Harry Kemelman; Ceremony, by Robert B. Parker; Brand of the Black Bat, by G. Wayman Jones; and The Secret of Hanging Rock, by Joan Lindsay.

Series organizer Patti Abbott features a few more dusty volumes worth rediscovering in her own blog, plus a list of all of today’s contributors.

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