Friday, August 27, 2010

Rediscovered Reads

In addition to R.J. Ellory’s endorsement on this page of The Prone Gunman, by French novelist Jean-Patrick Manchette, today’s Web-wide crop of “forgotten books” in the crime-fiction category includes: Death of a Source, by Richard Moore; Rain, by Karen Duve; The Only Girl in the Game, by John D. MacDonald; Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master, by Georges Simenon; The Scarf, by Francis Durbridge; The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, by Lawrence Block; Death of a Busybody, by Dell Shannon; Undercover Run, by Lew Dykes; Run for Home, by Sheila Quigley; Crimson Joy, by Robert B. Parker, and Backhand, by Liza Cody.

Series organizer Patti Abbott offers a full rundown of today’s participating writers in her own blog, plus four more oft-neglected books worth discovering, one of them being Gil Brewer’s 1956 novel, --And the Girl Screamed.

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