Category Archives: Friday Forgotten Books

Friday Forgotten: A Killing In Quail County by Jameson Cole

A Killing In Quail County by Jameson Cole, Saint Martins Press; March 1996) This 1996 hardcover had been sitting on the shelf since new, and I finally pulled it off the shelf in a fit of “I don’t know what … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 9 Comments

FFB: Mr Calder and Mr. Behrens by Michael Gilbert

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn Mr. Calder and Mr. Behrens by Michael Gilbert Penguin Crime, 1982 paperback “It was six o’clock, on as foul a morning as could be imagined. In Warsaw it was … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 4 Comments

Friday Forgotten: Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke

Sands of Mars Arthur C. Clarke, publishing history: UK: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1951, as The Sands of Mars, US: Gnome Press, June 1952, as Sands of Mars, this copy Anchor  Permabook, 1962. Sands of Mars was Arthur C. Clarke’s first published novel. I bought this … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 18 Comments

Forgotten: A Holiday for Murder by Agatha Christie

First published in 1938 as Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, and in 1939 as Murder for Christmas by Agatha Christie. Avon Books changed the title to A Holiday For Murder in 1947. This copy: Bantam Books mass market paperback 1976, and also shown, the William Murrow trade … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 7 Comments

Forgotten Book: Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores

Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores Crippen & Landru, 2000 hardcover, mystery – short stories – DKA I like Gores’ DKA [Daniel Kearny Associates] novels a lot and have read them all a couple times each – or more – but … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 6 Comments

Forgotten Stories: The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard October 22, 2013 trade paperback, 672 pages (2.3 pounds) Here comes the Christmas/Holiday season, and this is just the time for reading crime-themed mystery set at this time of … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 13 Comments

Friday Forgotten: The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl

The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl, © 1978, Ballantine hardcover,  autobiography It’s funny how books find a person. I used to stop by Fred Pohl’s blog every now and then, and he had the cover of this book up as a … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 12 Comments

Friday Forgotten: The Happy Birthday Murder by Lee Harris

The Happy Birthday Murder by Lee Harris, mystery, a Fawcett Book published by Ballantine Publishing Group © 2002. Christine Bennett Mysteries number 14. Edition read: ebook. I’d not read any of this series, and picked this book solely because of the title. You … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 13 Comments

Friday Forgotten: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein – military science fiction. Originally published in 1959, my copy (shown) is the 1961 Signet edition. Certainly not forgotten by the science fiction community, nevertheless not often read any more. This one is considered … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 10 Comments

Forgotten: Fanuilh by Daniel Hood

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared in The Broken Bullhorn Fanuilh by Daniel Hood, Ace Books, April 1994 A successful blending of mystery and fantasy. Here’s something a little different, this is both a mystery novel … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Reading, Friday Forgotten Books | 6 Comments