Friday, January 28, 2011

Books with Staying Power

With “forgotten books” organizer Patti Abbott on vacation from her usual organizing duties, those of us at The Rap Sheet are slacking off a bit, readying our next set of posts about unjustly neglected crime-fiction reads. Meanwhile, though, others continue to nominate older works that ought not to be overlooked.

Among today’s choices: A Brother’s Blood, by Michael C. White; Candidate for Lillies, by Roger East; Death Among the Sunbathers, by E.R. Punshon; Dark Memory, by Jonathan Latimer; The Red Scarf, by Gil Brewer; The Main, by Trevanian; Fearless Jones, by Walter Mosley; the Fire Marshal Ben Pedley novels; the short-story collection Sci-Fi Private Eye, edited by Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg; The Nominative Case, by Edward Mackin (aka Ralph McInerny); and a non-fiction work called Murder and Its Motives, by F. Tennyson Jesse.

ONE LAST THING: If any authors or critics out there would like to contribute an essay to The Rap Sheet’s regular “forgotten books” series (“Books You Have to Read”), please drop a note to editor J. Kingston Pierce at this e-mail address. We always welcome thoughtful submissions--the more little known the book of choice the better.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Likewise forgotten books. Jeff and I are determined to keep these books alive.