Friday, May 20, 2011

Finding the Forgottens

If the world ends tomorrow, as some have prophesized, then there’s really no reason to think about what to read next. You won’t have time to read anything. However, you might want to keep your options open, and add to your list some of the “forgotten” works of crime-fiction being recommended elsewhere  on the Web today:

There Was a Crooked Man, by Day Keene
A Stone of the Heart, by John Brady
The Six Men, by E. and M.A. Radford
Brittle Innings, by Michael Bishop
The Green Jade Hand, by Harry Stephen Keeler
Private Heat, by Robert Bailey
The Problem of the Green Capsule, by John Dickson Carr
Too Many Women, by Rex Stout
The Man with a Load of Mischief, by Martha Grimes
Old Scores, by Aaron Elkins
The Mystery of the Green Ray, by William Le Queux
Give Us a Kiss, by Daniel Woodrell
The Sour Lemon Score, by Richard Stark
Sin Camp, by Anthony Calvano
The Devil Met a Lady, by Stuart M. Kaminsky

In addition, Evan Lewis has posted a forgotten short story: 1949’s “The Tasting Machine,” written by Paul Cain and published in Black Mask.

For a full list of today’s series participants, plus two more suggestions of older books worth reading, click over to Patti Abbott’s blog.

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