Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday's Forgotten Books, Friday, Novemeber 14, 2014


I can't remember Kate Wilhelm appearing on here much, but I do remember reading books from both of her mystery series if not much of her science fiction. WHERE THE LATE BIRD SINGS, which I did read, received both the Nebula and Locus award.
Wilhelm has had a very long career and HEAVEN IS HIGH was published just a few years ago.
These are the books in that, her more recent, series.

Barbara Holloway novels

Barbara Holloway is an attorney in Eugene, Oregon. She is intelligent, courageous, and compassionate. Along with her semi-retired lawyer father, Frank Holloway, and a cast of supporting characters, Ms. Holloway uncovers the truth and fights for justice. These mysteries combine detective fiction with courtroom drama.
  • Death Qualified: A Mystery of Chaos (1991)
  • The Best Defense (1994)
  • For the Defense also named Malice Prepense in hardbound editions (1996)
  • Defense for the Devil (1999)
  • No Defense (2000)
  • Desperate Measures (2001)
  • Clear and Convincing Proof (2003)
  • The Unbidden Truth (2004)
  • Sleight Of Hand (2006)
  • A Wrongful Death (2007)
  • Cold Case (2008)
  • Heaven is High (2011)
  • By Stone By Blade By Fire (2012)
Here is a review of HEAVEN IS HIGH from BOOKLIST.

Low-key attorney Barbara Holloway, former NFL player Martin Owens and his mute wife, Binnie, beg her to help prevent the U.S. from deporting Binnie back to Haiti as an illegal immigrant. Binnie’s mother, born in Belize, had been kidnapped and enslaved by pirates, and Binnie says she’ll kill herself before returning to certain slavery. Mere hours after taking the case, Barbara receives a visit from a DEA official who claims Owens is involved in drug trafficking and wants to force him to become an informant. She decides the only way to help her clients is to go to Belize and try to discover the real identity of Binnie’s mother. Once there, Barbara finds mystery, danger, and intrigue. This volume, given its change in setting and freestanding plot, stands alone in the long-running Barbara Holloway series, which means new readers can easily dive in and enjoy a complex story. Barbara is a compelling character—intelligent and capable yet vulnerable enough for readers to worry about the danger she encounters. --Kat Kan

Here are some reviews Todd Mason has done of Kate Wilhelm books

Sergio Angelini, STRANGLED PROSE, Joan Hess
Yvette Banek, EARLY AUTUMN, Robert Parker
Brian Busby, POEMS, Arthur Henry Ward, Jr.
Bill Crider, COMANCHE VENGEANCE, Richard Jessup
Martin Edwards, HENDON'S FIRST CASE, John Rhode
Curt Evans, THE DAGGER, Anthony Wynne
Ed Gorman/John Lutz, TRUTH OF THE MATTER, John Lutz
Rick Horton, Duchess Hotspur, Rosamund Marshall
Jerry House, MYSTERY OF THE TALKING SKULL, Robert Arthur
Randy Johnson, SILHOUETTE OF VIRTUE, Jay Richards
Nick Jones, KILLSHOT, Elmore Leonard
George Kelley, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE 19 CENTURY, Penzler
Margot Kinberg, A DUTY TO THE DEAD, Charles Todd
Rob Kitchin, THE FORGOTTEN 500, Gregory A. Freeman
B.V. Lawson, MONKEY PUZZLE, Paula Gosling
Evan Lewis, THE SHADOW IN VENGEANCE BAY, Walter GIbson
Steve Lewis, WHILE THE BELLS RANG, Charles Clifford
Todd Mason, AMERICAN APHRODITE 19, EROS, 4
J.F. Norris, MURDER BY DAY, Veronica Parker Johns
Juri Numellin, SWORD AND SORCERY BOOKS
James Reasoner, CYCLONE JIM, Ed Earl Repp
Gerard Saylor, BLACK HILLS, Dan Simmons
Ron Scheer, JEAN OF THE LAZY A. B. M Bowers
Kevin Tipple, THE DEVIL'S BONES, Larry D. Sweazy
TracyK, ENIGMA, Robert Harris
TomCat, CASE WITH NO CONCLUSION, Leo Bruce


10 comments:

Todd Mason said...

My Kate Wilhelm (mostly FFB) stack, even if almost none are as good a review as the work deserves:

http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/search?q=kate+Wilhelm

Anonymous said...

It's non-series but I'd recommend Wilhem's OH, SUSANNAH! It's a fun, light book.


Jeff M.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, I don't have anything today.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

I think I have only ever seen the SF stuff actually - thanks!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I could use light right now, Thanks.

Charles Gramlich said...

I never read any of her mysteries but have liked her SF.

Todd Mason said...

Well, make that none of my reviews worthy of the Wilhelm (and Knight) subjects. Thanks for posting the link!

Here's this (bad) week's insufficient review squib!

http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2014/11/ffmagazines-american-aphrodite-19-1955.html

FFMagazines: AMERICAN APHRODITE #19 (1955); EROS #4 Winter 1962

Todd Mason said...

Thanks again, for putting this together under trying circumstances. And I like how my citation looks a bit like a team-sports event final score...or, depending on how one interprets scoring...

John said...

Mine's up now. Thanks, Patti.
Murder by the Day by Veronica Parker Johns

Kevin R. Tipple said...

As always, thanks for including the blog.

Kevin