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Bobby March Will Live Forever

By |2021-03-16T20:23:07+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Crime Fiction, Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

Bobby March Will Live Forever Mysterious Book Report No. 441 by John Dwaine McKenna A heatwave in Glasgow, Scotland during the summer of 1973 is the setting for Edgar Award finalist Alan Parks’s third crime novel featuring a troubled, hard-drinking and morally challenged  . . . yet brilliant police detective named Harry McCoy. Bobby March Will Live Forever, (World Noir, PB, $17.00, 320 pages, ISBN 978-1-60945-685-6) finds McCoy tasked

Author Interview-Harry Farthing

By |2021-03-11T20:35:58+00:00March 15th, 2021|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

  Interview With The Author:  Harry Farthing by John Dwaine McKenna Harry Farthing is English by birth, American by choice, an adventurer, world traveller, mountain climber, journalist and outstanding thriller writer whose dazzling debut, Ghost Moths is discussed in Mysterious Book Report No. 440.  He’s a man on the go who slowed down long enough to do an in-depth and comprehensive interview with us that details some of his

The Ghost Moths

By |2021-03-04T21:09:04+00:00March 15th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Ghost Moths Mysterious Book Report No. 440 by John Dwaine McKenna The Ghost Moths, (Blackstone Publishing, $27.99, 368 pages, ISBN 978-1-5384-6923-1) by Harry Farthing, is a painstakingly researched, carefully plotted and well-written issues-driven thriller that takes place among the towering eight thousand meter peaks of South Asia’s Himalayan Mountains. The novel is about the occupied nation of Tibet . . . and it’s long struggle for freedom.  It

The Mercenary

By |2021-02-18T19:11:25+00:00March 8th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

The Mercenary Mysterious Book Report No. 439 by John Dwaine McKenna Moscow, during the late winter-early spring of 1985—in the waning times of the Soviet Empire and end of nearly fifty years of the Cold War—is the setting for a master work of espionage thriller entitled: The Mercenary, (Pegasus Crime, $25.95, 288 pages, ISBN 978-1-64313-620-2), by Paul Vidich, in which a high-ranking KGB Officer is attempting to defect to

Author Interview-Paul Vidich

By |2021-02-23T20:19:32+00:00March 8th, 2021|Author Interviews, Spy/Thriller|

Interview With The Author:  Paul Vidich by John Dwaine McKenna It’s our good fortune to be speaking today with author Paul Vidich, who’s written some of the most compelling, realistic and entertaining spy yarns since George Smiley himself came in from the cold.  Thanks so much for sharing your time and ideas with our audience Mr. Vidich . . . here’s our first question: What’s the most important element

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

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