- Borden Chase, Red River. Western, originally published in The Saturday Evening Post as The Chisholm Trail and in book form as Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail.
- Mignon G. Eberhart, Run Scared. Mystery.
- W. D. Gagliani, Wolf's Gambit. Werewolf novel.
- Alex Kava, At the Stroke of Madness. A Maggie O'Dell mystery.
- Alexander Laing, The Sea Witch. Historical novel about the age of sail.
- Brian Lumley, Necroscope II: Vamphyri! Horror novel.
- John Lutz, Serial. A Frank Quinn mystery.
- Marcus Pelegrimas, Skinners, Book 1: Blood Blade. Horror novel.
Monday, October 31, 2011
A good mix of authors this week. Borden Chase was a respected author and scriptwriter (often for westerns); he also placed himself in the annals of strangeness when he married the daughter of his first wife. Mignon Eberhart was an MWA Grand Master and was presented a Lifetime Achievement Agatha; she wrote 59 books in 59 years and passed away at age 97. W. D. Gaglioni's first novel, Wolf's Trap, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. Best-selling author Alex Kava has sold over three million copies of her suspense novels, one of which was chosen for the One Book One Nebraska Reads program in 2006. Alexander Laing wrote the classic mystery novel The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck and a number of nonfiction books about the sea and sailing. Brian Lumley is one of England's greatest horror writers; he has received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Horror Writers Association and the World Fantasy Convention. John Lutz has won the Edgar Award and twice won the Shamus Award; one of his best-selling novels was filmed as Single White Female. Marcus Pelegrimas writes the popular Skinners series and, under another name, has written westerns, including some in the best-selling "Ralph Compton" series. I'm looking forward to reading each of thesse books.