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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

Paul Levine Author Interview

By |2020-04-06T17:06:12+00:00April 13th, 2020|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author:  Paul Levine by John Dwaine McKenna Sharing his insights and thoughts with us today is Paul Levine, whose newest Jake Lassiter thriller is reviewed in MBR No. 402.  It’s both an honor and a pleasure, as well as a humbling experience to interview so prolific an author with such a well-defined and appealing character as Lassiter, whose longevity is astonishing.  Thank you for your input.

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

Interview with David Grogan

By |2020-04-06T16:05:10+00:00April 6th, 2020|Author Interviews, Thriller|

Interview With The Author David E. Grogan  by John Dwaine McKenna We’re pleased—and honored—to present the following interview with David E. Grogan, whose newest Steve Stilwell thriller, The Hidden Key, is reviewed above in MBR No. 401.  Mr. Grogan is a retired Officer and Gentleman, a 26 year veteran of the US Navy and an attorney.  He’s also a world traveler, a sponsor of military service men and women,