Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Overlooked Books?

To celebrate the first anniversary of The Rap Sheet, J. Kingston Pierce asked a lot of people this question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years?

My contribution is in this batch of answers.

8 comments:

  1. Richard Heft4:39 PM

    I'd vote for Fredric Brown's THE FABULOUS CLIPJOINT.

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  2. I'll bet very few readers of this blog have overlooked that one.

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  3. Your vote was a total unknown to me. Sounds interesting. Maybe you could get someone to reprint it - Hard Case or Stark House or some such outfit.

    As for what I would vote - oh man, there are so many.

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  4. As far as I know, Davis wrote only one other book, The Outraged Sect, published by Avon. I just won an eBay bid for a second copy for myself. I was the only bidder.

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  5. Karin M5:18 PM

    I love Lionel Davidson and am always amazed he is not better known.

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  6. The Rose of Tibet is a long-time favorite of mine.

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  7. Having just read my first royalty statement today, I can honestly say mine is seriously overlooked.

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  8. Ah, well. Just wait until that second statement. You'll be in Stephen King territory.

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