Friday, December 10, 2010

Never Enough to Read?

As Seattle presents me with yet another gray day in what seems like an endless seasonal series of them, I turn today for relief to the weekly posts in Patti Abbott’s “forgotten books” series.

In addition to Richard L. Pangburn’s recommendation on this page of Money, Money, Money, by Ed McBain, other crime-related works being touted today include: Passage to Samoa, by Day Keene; Someone Walked Over My Grave, by J.B. O’Sullivan; Brass Knuckles: The Oliver Quade Human Encyclopedia Stories, by Frank Gruber; The Long Ride, by James McKimmey; The Man with the Iron-on Badge, by Lee Goldberg; Body Politic, by Paul Johnston; The Vanishing Man, by P.M. Hubbard; The Mask of Dimitrios, by Eric Ambler; A Grave Matter, by Lionel Davies; You’ll Die Next, by Harry Whittington; Kleinzeit, by Russell Hoban; Blood Safari, by Deon Meyer; Atlanta Deathwatch, by Ralph Dennis; and The Kimberley Killing, by Peter Corris.

There are also three anthologies under consideration: As Tough as They Come, edited by Will Oursler; Map of Murder, edited by Susan Budavari and Suzanne Flaig; and Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous, “ghost edited” by Robert Arthur.

Abbott offers three more short write-ups in her own blog, plus a full rundown of today’s participating reviewers.

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