Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night

Mysterious Book Report No. 363

by John Dwaine McKenna

After twenty novels, Michael Connelly’s lonesome, jazz-loving and gifted Los Angeles Police Department Detective Harry Bosch is the most iconic and well-known sleuth in all of modern crime fiction.  When the average lifespan of a serial character is about four books before the plots become repetitive and the character formulaic, it’s

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Cherry

Cherry

Cherry

Mysterious Book Report No. 362

by John Dwaine McKenna

Every person in America today who pays attention to the news and current events is aware that we’re dealing with an unprecedented drug and opioid crisis.  The numbers are staggering . . . and the statistics sobering . . . there were more than 70,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. during the year 2017, according to the latest available figures fr

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Against Nature

Against Nature

Mysterious Book Report No. 361

by John Dwaine McKenna

Before Germany was reunified some thirty years ago, it was divided into east and west halves after World War II.  West Germany was controlled by England, France and the United States, and was democratic.  East Germany was under the auspices of the Soviet Union and was communist, dictatorially ruled and collective in nature . . . the st

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Wrecked

Wrecked

Mysterious Book Report No. 360

by John Dwaine McKenna

One of the most original, interesting and compelling characters in contemporary crime fiction is an unlicensed private eye named Isaiah Quintabe . . . “IQ” to his friends, clients and legions of readers.  He’s the creation of award-winning California novelist Joe Ide, who’s just come out with his third—and best, in our opinion—installme

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The Man Who Came Uptown

 The Man Who Came Uptown

Mysterious Book Report No.  359

by John Dwaine McKenna

Everyone makes choices . . . and then has to live with the consequences of those choices.  A fictional character in Washington, D.C. named Michael Hudson made a bad choice and it landed him in prison.  That’s where he got the reading habit, thanks to a librarian named Anna Kaplan, who takes special interest in him

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