The MBR reviews novels about crime fiction, murder mysteries, and all types of who-dunnits.  It’s a look into the dark side of human nature.

Tin Badges

By |2020-06-02T20:56:07+00:00June 1st, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Tin Badges Mysterious Book Report No. 407 by John Dwaine McKenna Some writers are gifted with an awesome ability that allows them to paint pictures with words which are so graphic that the characters and places become real in the reader’s mind, making it seem like they really exist in the here and now.  Lorenzo Carcaterra is one of them.  His latest, Tin Badges, (Ballantine Books, $28.00, 278 pages,

Gone To Darkness

By |2020-05-14T20:06:21+00:00May 18th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Gone To Darkness Mysterious Book Report No. 406 by John Dwaine McKenna In the soon to be released fourth episode of her popular, bestselling Sydney Rose Parnell series, award-winning thriller writer and fan favorite Barbara Nickless leaves no doubt that she’s on the fast track to A-list stardom. Gone To Darkness, (Thomas & Mercer, PB, $15.95, 384 pages, ISBN 978-1542092869) by Barbara Nickless will be released June 2, 2020. 

The End Of October

By |2020-05-05T21:13:25+00:00May 5th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The End of October Mysterious Book Report No. 405 by John Dwaine McKenna Some novels are more entertaining than others, some are more exciting, thrilling, intricately-plotted, eye-opening or educational.  But, if you find one having ALL of those elements, it’s bound to be a number one best-selling smash hit.  Such is the case with the just published thriller, The End of October, (Knopf, $27.95, 374 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-65865-8) by

Deon Meyer Author Interview

By |2020-04-23T20:34:52+00:00April 27th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author Deon Meyer by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re proud—and honored—to be able to present our interview with internationally known and best-selling South African author Deon Meyer, whose newest novel The Last Hunt has just been released to wide acclaim.  Thank you for taking time to share your expertise with us.  And without further ado, let’s get right to it.  Our first questions is: Why do you

The Last Hunt

By |2020-04-23T20:24:26+00:00April 27th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Last Hunt Mysterious Book Report No. 404 by John Dwaine McKenna A series of fortunate events brought our attention this week, to an awesome crime fiction novelist and master of the thriller genre.  His work is inspired, captivating and totally entertaining as he weaves a complex plot together in such an electrifying manner that the reader just can’t put the book down.  If you’re craving an intricate, well-plotted

Cold Water

By |2020-04-16T20:16:09+00:00April 20th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Cold Water Mysterious Book Report No. 403 by John Dwaine McKenna Larry and Linda Carson are good, honest and hard-working folks—salt of the earth types—who’ve moved up from San Francisco to Sacramento, California, trying to rebuild their lives, and their marriage, after losing the baby they’d been anticipating so eagerly.  Life for them is ordinary and hum-drum . . . until the neighbors across the street, the Perkins, move

Cheater’s Game

By |2020-04-06T16:57:39+00:00April 13th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Cheater’s Game Mysterious Book Report No. 402 by John Dwaine McKenna “In a society without shame, where faking it is making it and deceit trumps virtue, integrity is for losers and cheaters win.  Fairness?  Forget about it!  A meritocracy?  In your dreams!  Earn your diploma?  Why bother, when you can buy it.” So says aging linebacker and CTE sufferer turned lawyer, Jake Lassiter, as he takes on the college

The Hidden Key

By |2020-04-06T15:55:54+00:00April 6th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Hidden Key Mysterious Book Report No. 401 by John Dwaine McKenna Now that we’re all holed up at home, huddled around the coffee table without any basketball, baseball, hockey or automobile racing on television to keep us entertained while we wait out the Covid-19 virus pandemic, there is a bright side.  It’s a great time to read.  Reading will expand your mind, ease your worries and soothe your


By |2019-12-17T20:56:38+00:00March 30th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Paranormal|

Miraculum Mysterious Book Report No. 391 by John Dwaine McKenna We humans all have one thing in common . . . we are endlessly curious.  We’ve just gotta know how and why things happen, as well as where, when and what.  We are compelled as a species to look through the window, open the door, or peek around the corner to see what we haven’t seen and learn what

Gray Basnight

By |2020-01-23T21:19:28+00:00March 27th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview with Gray Basnight by John Dwaine McKenna Here’s our next author interview with Gray Basnight, writer of Flight of the Fox, along with an excerpt to whet your appetite for more of this timely and thrilling novel. Why do you write?   It’s an important question that, in some ways, is unanswerable. Why artists and writers are compelled to create is elusive, but I feel compelled to do