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So far John has created 37 blog entries.

Miraculum

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

The Korean Woman

By |2019-12-17T20:55:09+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

The Korean Woman Mysterious Book Report No. 386 by John Dwaine McKenna Mi-Hi Abrahams is living the American dream.  She’s the mother of two children; a boy age five and a girl age two and a half, married to a Wall Street lawyer, and living a privileged, wealthy lifestyle on Manhattan’s upper east side where she’s a doting mommy and actively involved in the PTA and community charity events. 

Michael Kardos

By |2020-01-23T21:05:16+00:00March 13th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Michael Kardos  by John Dwaine McKenna With many thanks, our interview this week is with Michael Kardos, the Pushcart Prize- winning author of Bluff, who holds degrees from Princeton, Ohio State, and the University of Missouri.  He lives in Mississippi, where he teaches creative writing at Mississippi State.  Somehow, he’s also found the time to write three other novels, a story collection and a text

This Storm

By |2019-12-17T20:51:26+00:00March 9th, 2020|Historical/Thriller, Mysterious Book Report|

This Storm Mysterious Book Report No. 381 by John Dwaine McKenna The writer James Ellroy is a genius, and a living legend who follows no rules but his own.  He cuts, slashes and burns the English language however he sees fit, then reassembles it at will in his own inimical style to bring forth what can only be called masterpieces of American literature.  He writes fiction; he writes about

Wil Medearis

By |2020-01-23T20:46:24+00:00March 6th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Wil Medearis  by John Dwaine McKenna Today’s Mysterious Book Report interview is with writer Wil Medearis, whose recent crime novel, Restoration Heights, neatly combines a mystery with an illustration of the plight of those disappearing “affordable urban neighborhoods” as a result of gentrification.  He’s got a lot of insight and much to say about the craft of writing, so let’s get right to our first question:

Red Metal

By |2019-12-17T20:49:05+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Red Metal Mysterious Book Report No. 379 by John Dwaine McKenna Europe has lived in the shadow, first of the Soviet Union, and more recently, of the Rodina . . . Mother Russia herself . . . since the end of World War II.  It’s the reason the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, was formed by the US, Canada and several European nations for the purpose of joint

Charles Salzberg

By |2020-01-23T20:34:20+00:00February 28th, 2020|Author Interviews, Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Charles Salzberg by John Dwaine McKenna We’re talking with Charles Salzberg, the creative genius behind the always entertaining antics of Henry Swann, one of the best Private Eyes to come a-sleuthing since Sam Spade was messing around with Mrs. Archer.  Thanks for agreeing to an interview with The Mysterious Book Report.  Our readers and fans are eager to hear your thoughts, writing tips and opinions,

This Side of Night

By |2019-12-17T20:40:10+00:00February 24th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

This Side of Night Mysterious Book Report No. 394 by John Dwaine McKenna It is an undeniable fact that the entire southern border of the United States is in a crisis of epic proportions.  Drugs and illegals are pouring into America, while unbelievable amounts of currency, and firearms of all shapes and sizes are flowing south.  At the same time, the government of Mexico is being overwhelmed by the

Wallace Stroby

By |2020-01-16T22:06:14+00:00February 21st, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Wallace Stroby by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re fortunate this week that Wallace Stroby, one of crime fictions hottest young writers, was able and willing to take a short time-out from his swamped schedule down in south New Jersey to speak with the Mysterious Book Report about how he does what he does in such a compelling, forceful and so damned interesting way.  It’s an honor

John Stith

By |2020-01-16T21:54:12+00:00February 14th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Author Interview: John Stith by John Dwaine McKenna Our interviewee today is bestselling and award-winning author John Stith, whose newest thriller Pushback, is reviewed in MBR No 354, along with a brief account of our own serendipitous introduction by Ms. Nickless. It’s an honor to be able to speak with you, and please accept our sincere thank you for doing so. That said, here’s our first question: Who’s your