Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's Forgotten Books, November 12, 2010- 2

This is an unsolicited and wonderfully surprise contribution to Friday's Forgotten Books from Gerard Saylor, Library Director at Lake Mills Library in Wisconsin, who has quite a nice inventory of audio book reviews you can find on you tube. I went through them after seeing this one.

But this is his pick for this week, a forgotten writer, and a great change of pace. I am so happy he sent it our way. I think we will all be looking for these books. I am going to post the rest separately below.


George said...

This was fun! I hope more contributors go video!

Anonymous said...

Great choice. I've read and enjoyed the five Harstad books about Carl Houseman, all set in northeastern Iowa, and recommend them highly.

Jeff M.

PS - I can see George doing a video, perhaps from the stacks of the Kelley Collection.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, George. It is time to go down in the vault. Diane can film it.

Anonymous said...

Actually, there are 5 Harstad/Houseman titles so far:

Eleven Days (1998)
Known Dead (1999)
Big Thaw (2000)
Code 61 (2002)
A Long December (2003)

Jeff M.

Come on, George - do it!

You could be the mystery world's equivalent of John Goodman in Treme!

Charles Gramlich said...

What a neat way to do it.

Charlieopera said...

Gerard is a good guy (certainly fair) ... and if I didn't post this, he'd think I stopped stalking him.

I loved the idea the author was pitching about whacking a few CEO's ... what a GREAT idea!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I sure hope he sells a few books after this nice tribute.

Anonymous said...

Patti - What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing this! He comes across well on the video, too.

Ron Scheer said...

Enjoyed this. What a great idea...I'm already thinking about dusting off my vid camera.

SteveHL said...

I can think of another very good mystery series set in small-town Iowa - the Sam McCain books by Ed Gorman.