Category Archives: Friday Forgotten Book

Review of a book which I deem “forgotten” by current readers, regardless of it’s once popularity

ffb: Behind That Curtain

Behind That Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers, 1928, New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928 hardcover. My copy: Avenel Books omnibus edition, 1988 This is the third of the five Charlie Chan novels Biggers wrote, and the third I’ve read, because, you see, I’m reading … Continue reading

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ffb: Cons, Grifts and Scams

this is the 165th in my series on forgotten or seldom read books Cons, Scams And Grifts by Joe Gores, Mysterious Press (Warner), 2001, hardcover, mystery – DKA “It was Easter. From his exquisite one-story art deco building in the mid-9100 block of … Continue reading

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ffb: A Six-Letter Word for Death

this is the 164th in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts A Six-Letter Word for Death by Patricia Moyes, Henry Holt (Owl), 1983, paperback, mystery, Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett Every time I pick up and begin reading a book by … Continue reading

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ffb: Deathworld by Harry Harrison

this is the 163rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Deathworld by Harry Harrison (Astounding Science Fiction, 1960, 1964, 1968 – see below), Conde Nast Publications, plus various hardcover and paperback publishers. E-book publication (2009-02-04). Deathworld Wildside Press. “Deathworld” … Continue reading

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ffb: Roman Blood

this is the 162nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Roman Blood by Steven Saylor, Ballantine 1993, paperback, mystery – 1st Gordianus the Finder Perhaps not forgotten, but worthy of renewed attention, this is the first of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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ffb: Scarlet Riders

this is the 161st in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Scarlet Riders edited by Don Hutchison, Mosiac Press, 1998 – trade paper, pulp stories of the Northwest Mounted “Fingers had burrowed down in the snow and found Constable Sandy … Continue reading

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ffb: Frederick Nebel stories and novels, and some other arrivals

this is the 160th in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts New Arrivals: These are new arrivals, but they are – the books anyway – forgotten books so it qualifies for a Friday Forgotten post, in my … Continue reading

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ffb: Tales from High Hallack – the Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 1 by Andre Norton

this is the 159th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Tales from High Hallack, Volume 1 by Andre Norton, edited by Jean Rabe [Premier Digital Publishing 2014 trade paper, purchased new] – fantasy / science fiction short story collection. … Continue reading

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ffb: Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

this is the 158th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Ill Wind by Nevada Barr, Avon Books, 1995 – paperback, mystery – 3rd Anna Pigeon “No Graveyards; that bothered Anna. People died. Unless you ate them, burned them or mailed … Continue reading

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ffb: The Seventh Sacrament by James Bradberry

this is the 157th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Seventh Sacrament by James Bradberry, St. Martin’s Press, 1994 – hardcover, mystery, architect Jamie Ramsgill, first in series “A light rain drifted out of the sky as the plane touched … Continue reading

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ffb: The Dragon of Lung Wang

this is the 156th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Dragon of Lung Wang by Marion Harvey (Edward J. Clode), 1928 hardcover, mystery “The taxi slipped like a silvern beast along the pathway of it’s lamps. Within, David … Continue reading

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ffb: Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce

this is my 900th post, and the 155th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce © 1959, this edition Academy Chicago Publishers, 1986 paperback, mystery – featuring Carolus Deene Carolus Deene receives a letter … Continue reading

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ffb: The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter

this is the 154th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter, Ballantine (Ivy), 1991, paperback, mystery, police procedural – Inspector Morse This is Inspector Morse’s ninth outing, if I have the count right, … Continue reading

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ffb: Stakeout On Page Street by Joe Gores

this is the 153rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books 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 … Continue reading

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ffb: Rocket to the Morgue

this is the 152nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Rocket to the Morgue  Anthony Boucher – first published as by H.H. Holmes, Dell – 1942 – paperback mystery novel (newer edition shown) “Leona Marshall stretched her long legs out on … Continue reading

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ffb: The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald

this is the 151st in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald, 1958 Not too long ago, for a single-author Friday Forgotten Book post, I read Macdonald’s The Zebra-Striped Hearse, which I liked quite a lot. … Continue reading

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ffb: Biblioholism by Tom Raabe

this is the 150th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  Biblioholism by Tom Raabe, Fulcrum Publishing 1991 – trade paper, nonfiction “Do you have a bookstore problem?” This book is intended to be humorous – or is it? There is … Continue reading

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ffb: Tether’s End by Margery Allingham

this is the 150th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Tether’s End by Margery Allingham, Carroll & Graf 1997 paperback, first published in 1934, featuring Albert Campion, amateur Sleuth “The arrival of the bus was timed to perfection. Nobody of the … Continue reading

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ffb: The Lady In The Morgue by Jonathan Latimer

this is the 149th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer © 1936, Crime Club Inc, Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1936 hardcover, mystery – private detective I’ve had this – the edition on … Continue reading

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ffb: More Than Honor by David Weber, David Drake & S.M. Stirling

this is the 148th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  More Than Honor by David Weber, David Drake, & S.M. Stirling, BAEN Books, 1998 paperback, three science fiction novelettes “Climbs Quickly scurried up the nearest trunk, then paused at the … Continue reading

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