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Carrie Rubin Interview

By |2020-08-20T18:06:25+00:00August 24th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Carrie Rubin by John Dwaine McKenna Today’s Mysterious Book Report Interview is with a physician-turned author named Carrie Rubin, who’s penned one of the best medical thrillers to come along since Michael Crichton or Robin Cook last wrote.  Ms.  Rubin’s newest, The Bone Hunger is reviewed in MBR No. 415, and comes highly recommended.  With our many thanks for taking a short time-out from working

The Bone Hunger

By |2020-08-18T20:43:05+00:00August 24th, 2020|Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

The Bone Hunger Mysterious Book Report No. 415 by John Dwaine McKenna All novelists are bright.  That’s because writing is a craft that demands much, and promises nothing more than thousands of hours of solitary and challenging work, putting together what we hope will be a story with an engaging plot, interesting characters and a few surprises along the way that will entertain and involve our readers, maybe even

We Are All The Same In The Dark

By |2020-08-13T19:47:11+00:00August 17th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

We Are All The Same In The Dark Mysterious Book Report No. 414 by John Dwaine McKenna In one of the most highly anticipated novels of the 2020 summer reading season, international best-selling thriller writer Julia Heaberlin grabs the reader’s attention in her first sentence; “It takes about eight to ten hours to hand-dig a grave, more if you was doing it in the dark.”, and never lets go.

Assassin’s Strike

By |2020-07-28T19:18:22+00:00August 10th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Assassin’s Strike Mysterious Book Report No. 413 by John Dwaine McKenna If you recognize the names Gabriel Allon, Bob Swagger, or Jason Bourne, you’re gonna love David Slayton.  He’s the protagonist and off-the-books secret agent good guy in Ward Larsen’s award-winning series featuring the lone wolf operator and notorious assassin. Assassin’s Strike, (Forge, $27.99, 336 pages, ISBN 978-0-76539156-8) by Ward Larsen, is the seventh and latest in the electrifying,

A Private Cathedral

By |2020-07-21T21:09:27+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

A Private Cathedral Mysterious Book Report No. 412 by John Dwaine McKenna Whenever CWA Grand Master and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient James Lee Burke brings forth a new work of fiction, the world of mystery, thriller and crime readers and writers sits up and takes notice.  We know it will be lyrically written and thought provoking . . . as well as exciting, violent and philosophical . . . all

Clean Hands

By |2020-07-23T21:06:41+00:00July 27th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Clean Hands Mysterious Book Report No. 411 by John Dwaine McKenna High finance, billion dollar banks and a Wall Street law firm on the brink of disaster . . . combined with a talented fixer, a determined, urbane and experienced warrior woman known for her smooth style, velvet touch and iron fist . . . and you’ll have just a few of the elements of a recent thriller entitled:

Patrick Hoffman-Author Interview

By |2020-07-23T21:14:04+00:00July 27th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author:  Patrick Hoffman by John Dwaine McKenna Hi everybody the MBR was fortunate enough to snag an interview with one of the best new young guns in thriller fiction, Patrick Hoffman.  He graciously took time out from the hectic schedule to share his insights and unique techniques with us in one of the most interesting interviews we’ve done to date.  So, with out further delay, here’s

Interview With Harry Dolan

By |2020-07-23T21:23:38+00:00July 21st, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author:  Harry Dolan by John Dwaine McKenna With many other things to do, expert wordsmith Harry Dolan graciously took time away in order to grant us an interview today, so let’s start right in with a quick “Thank you,” and our first question . . . What do you write about? The short answer is that I write about crime. My first four novels were mysteries,

The Good Killer

By |2020-07-16T20:26:34+00:00July 20th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Good Killer Mysterious Book Report No. 410 by John Dwaine McKenna The last item in the late CWA Grand Master Elmore Leonard’s famed “Ten Rules of Writing,” is this: Try to leave out the part readers tend to skip. What he meant in his tongue and cheek way, is don’t bore the reader with superficial, unneeded, and unwanted minutiae.  Keep driving the story forward with action and excitement.

Interview With Tom Young

By |2020-07-07T20:59:30+00:00July 13th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Tom Young  by John Dwaine McKenna   Hey out there to all our friends, fans, writers of all types and avid readers everywhere . . . Today we have a special item of interest for everyone; an interview with author Tom Young.  He’s the best novelist of World War II thrillers to cross the MBR’s desk since Jeff Shara or the late, great Phillip Kerr,

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