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Author Interview-Michael Koryta

By |2021-03-02T21:45:56+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Michael Koryta by John Dwaine McKenna After a few hiccups and a couple of minor setbacks, we’re fortunate to hear from a busy and prolific writer who’s also a perennial Best-selling and award winning talent whose work is widely read, greatly admired and a personal favorite of mine.  With many thanks Michael Koryta here’s our first question: When do you write?    I’ll read the previous

Never Far Away

By |2021-01-28T20:58:59+00:00March 1st, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Never Far Away Mysterious Book Report No.  438 by John Dwaine McKenna Bestselling author Michael Koryta never fails to deliver a thrilling and suspenseful edge-of-your--seat read when he writes a new novel, and the recently released Never Far Away, (Little, Brown, $28.00, 384 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-53593-9) is no exception. It begins with a woman named Nina Morgan faking her own death somewhere down in Florida in order to keep

The Girl Who Wasn’t There

By |2021-01-28T20:52:49+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

The Girl Who Wasn’t There Mysterious Book Report No. 437 by John Dwaine McKenna A man named Sydney O’Keefe has just been paroled after serving a ten year jolt in an upstate New York maximum security prison for a quadruple homicide he didn’t do, as the electrifying, propulsive and gritty new novel from prolific crime fiction author Vincent Zandri opens at a family resort in northern New York’s Adirondack

Dead Money

By |2021-01-28T20:44:24+00:00February 15th, 2021|Paranormal|

Dead Money Mysterious Book Report No. 436 by John Dwaine McKenna  And if that cash belonged to a  Hong Kong Triad kingpin  with a history of  killing debt welshers  with a meat cleaver . . . That’s the first half of the concept author Srinath Adiga opens with in his debut novel entitled: Dead Money, (Central Avenue, PB, $16.99, 416 pages, ISBN 978-1-77168-216-9).  It’s the second part of the

The Unwilling

By |2021-01-26T21:27:32+00:00February 8th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Unwilling Mysterious Book Report No. 435 by John Dwaine McKenna John Hart is the absolute master of Southern Gothic or Appalachian Noir—whatever name it’s given—and is the single best practitioner of the genre working in America today. In his newest, and just released novel, The Unwilling, (St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 384 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-16772-9), he takes an introspective and deeply personal look at the effect of the Viet

Author Interview-John Hart

By |2021-02-04T20:24:53+00:00February 8th, 2021|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With the Author: John Hart by John Dwaine McKenna Our interviewee today is NY Times bestselling author John Hart, who graciously took time from his busy schedule to share his thoughts and writing tips for all of us.  With many thanks . . . here’s our first question: When do you write? I’m a morning guy for story momentum. Get up, get to work, trust whatever organ guides

Prodigal Son

By |2021-01-14T21:49:51+00:00February 1st, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Prodigal Son Mysterious Book Report No. 434 by John Dwaine McKenna Best selling author Gregg Hurwitz’s newest installment in his compelling Orphan X series has just been released. Prodigal Son, (Minotaur, $27.99, 416 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-25228-9) begins when Evan Smoak—the legendary government assassin known as X, the tenth orphan, who was recruited in his pre-teen years and trained to kill—is lured out of retirement by the unlikeliest of sources:

Author Interview-Dana Haynes

By |2021-01-26T21:37:37+00:00January 26th, 2021|Author Interviews|

  DANA HAYNES Today’s interview is with author Dana Haynes, whose latest high octane thriller, Sirrocco, is reviewed above in MBR No. 433.  He’s the true professional; a writer who’s hard-working, dedicated to the craft, and possesses an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of a great story.  And, best of all he’s willing to share his knowledge with all of us. With many thanks Mr. Haynes, here’s our


By |2021-01-14T21:34:39+00:00January 25th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Sirocco Mysterious Book Report No. 433 by John Dwaine McKenna With more infighting, back-stabbing and double-crossing than a month-long joint session of Congress, Sirocco, (Blackstone, PB, $16.99, 400 pages, ISBN 978-1-0940-9983-5), the sophomore effort of author Dana Haynes—after 2019s, St. Nicholas Salvage and Wrecking—picks up right where the first one left off, with a pulsating sequel. This time, ex-cop Michael Finnegan and his partner, Katlin Fiero, a Spanish aristocrat

The Art of Violence

By |2021-01-14T21:27:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

The Art of Violence Mysterious Book Report No. 432 by John Dwaine McKenna I was intrigued by Dennis Lehane’s blurb on the cover: “S.J. Rozan can write sentences that make my jaw literally drop.” So I purchased a copy of her newest Lydia Chin/Bill Smith novel entitled, The Art of Violence, (Pegasus Crime, $25.95, 275 pages, ISBN 978-1-64313-531-1), and read the first sentence:  “Shifting colors on a monster billboard

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