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Joe Ide

By |2020-01-16T21:14:10+00:00January 24th, 2020|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Joe Ide by John Dwaine McKenna Hello, to all of you out there in the MBR Nation, and welcome to our author interview with Joe Ide, one of the hottest new authors on the literary scene today, whose newest work is reviewed in MBR number 360.  And thanks Joe for taking time to speak to our audience today and sharing your thoughts with us.  I’ve

Dana Ridenour

By |2020-01-16T21:03:21+00:00January 17th, 2020|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Dana Ridenour by John Dwaine McKenna  The MBR is honored to speak today with author, and retired FBI agent, Dana Ridenour, who spent the majority of her 20 year law enforcement career as an undercover operative.  It is some of the most dangerous work in the world . . . and a testament to her dedication, courage and bravery.  Here then, is Ms. Ridenour, and

The Warehouse

By |2019-12-17T21:00:42+00:00January 13th, 2020|Dystopian, Mysterious Book Report|

The Warehouse Mysterious Book Report No. 392 by John Dwaine McKenna Seldom, if ever, does a genre novel manage to hit as many topics at once as The Warehouse, (Crown, $27.00, 355 pages, ISBN 978-1-848-2379-3) by Rob Hart.  The story is altogether plausible, frighteningly real, and a possible roadmap to where the world is heading if we don’t do something to corral the corporate monsters that are gobbling every

A Book of Bones

By |2019-12-17T20:44:47+00:00January 6th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Paranormal|

A Book of Bones Mysterious Book Report No. 400 by John Dwaine McKenna All readers of fiction, and especially crime fiction, are ultimately interested in the eternal battle between the forces of good versus the forces of evil.  It’s the tension between those two opposing sides that creates drama, and drama is what we all crave, because we’re curious . . . and because we’re rooting for one side

Bones of the Earth

By |2019-12-10T21:06:31+00:00December 30th, 2019|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Bones of the Earth Mysterious Book Report No. 383 by John Dwaine McKenna Inspector Shan Tao Yun was a senior detective on the Beijing Police Department until, “I investigated the wrong people and they sent me to prison in Lhadrung,” (Western Tibet the notorious work camp number 404), “because the death rate is so high there.  But the governor had a problem.  I helped him, unofficially, and to show

Best Book of the Year 2019

By |2019-12-17T20:45:12+00:00December 16th, 2019|2019 Best Books of the Year, Mysterious Book Report|

John Dwaine McKenna’s 2019 Best Books of the Year It’s time for our annual Best Books of the Year . . . the MBR’s Christmas gift for all good readers and crime fiction enthusiasts everywhere.  It was a year full of outstanding novels and exciting new authors, as well as some tried and true old friends.  Here then, in no particular order, is our Best Books of the Year

Tear It Down

By |2019-12-17T20:46:39+00:00December 16th, 2019|John McKenna Publications, Thriller|

Tear It Down Mysterious Book Report No. 399 by John Dwaine McKenna Author Nick Petrie has come up with a serial character most of us would like, and like to hang around, if he were real.  His name is Peter Ash.  He minds his own business, doesn’t fuss about getting his hair cut real often, works as a carpenter and handyman and drives a ’68 Chevy pickup truck that

Three-Fifths

By |2019-12-17T20:47:00+00:00December 9th, 2019|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Three Fifths Mysterious Book Report No. 398 by John Dwaine McKenna Dynamite comes in small packages, is an old saw that usually refers to persons of small stature.  But when taken literally, it means that explosive things are humble in size . . . and it’s a spot-on metaphor for this week’s MBR. Three Fifths, (Agora Books, $24.99, 212 pages, ISBN 978-1-947993-67-9) by John Vercher, is a pulsating, daring,

Skunk Train

By |2019-12-12T21:51:00+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Skunk Train Mysterious Book Report No. 397 by John Dwaine McKenna The Skunk Train Inn is a sleazy, side-of-the-road motel up in northern California’s sparsely populated Humboldt County.  That’s where the giant redwood trees grow, and it’s the epicenter of the state’s illicit pot-growing operations.  So, it’s not unusual for the inn to be used for pot transactions in author Joe Clifford’s new novel, Skunk Train,(Down & Out Books,

Forgiveness Dies

By |2019-11-12T21:01:09+00:00November 18th, 2019|Historical/Thriller, Mysterious Book Report|

Forgiveness Dies Mysterious Book Report No. 396 by John Dwaine McKenna Serial character Trevor Galloway is a former Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania narcotics detective, an unlicensed private investigator and an ex-mental patient who’s just been released from three years in a psychiatric hospital for being a serial killer in author J.J. Hensley’s newly released crime thriller entitled Forgiveness Dies, (Down & Out Books, PB, $16.95, 234 pages, ISBN 978-1-64396-038-8). Zonked out