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Divine Justice

By |2021-01-07T20:49:48+00:00January 11th, 2021|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Divine Justice Mysterious Book Report No. 431 by John Dwaine McKenna A group of right wing criminal fanatics, inspired by a crazed evangelist named Heinz Dieter, who’s convinced that the end of days are about to commence, and all of them under the control of an utterly ruthless sociopathic killer named Rocco Robano. . . are dynamiting ATM machines all over Cape Town, South Africa in order to finance

Old Anger

By |2021-01-07T20:34:14+00:00January 7th, 2021|Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

Old Anger  Mysterious Book Report No. 430  by John Dwaine McKenna Although this novel was released in late 2020, it’s still as timely as tonight’s news.  That’s because it’s about racism and how it’s felt from both black and white perspectives. Old Anger, (Brash Books, PB, $18.99, 277 pages, ISBN 978-1-7343480-7-1) by Phillip Thompson, takes place in present day rural Mississippi and features a white, small town sheriff named

BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020

By |2020-12-10T20:39:14+00:00December 21st, 2020|John McKenna Publications|

John Dwaine McKenna’s Mysterious Book Report 2020 Best Books of the Year The year 2020 has been unusual to say the least.  We’ve gone from a world class economy to a world class pandemic and thrown in a contested presidential election for good measure.  These are indeed interesting times, and one of the best ways to cope is by reading good books and escaping into literature.  With our warmest

John le Carre

By |2020-12-15T21:52:10+00:00December 15th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report|

John Le Carré   For those of you who may not have seen the news, one of the brightest literary lights of the twentieth century passed away on Saturday Dec 12, 2020.  He was born David Cornwell, but the world knew him as John le Carré.  He was 89.  His works include The Spy Who Came in From The Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Russia House, all

Germania

By |2020-12-08T20:19:58+00:00December 14th, 2020|Historical/Thriller, Mysterious Book Report|

Germania Mysterious Book Report No. 429 by John Dwaine McKenna In author Harald Gilbers searing new novel of Nazi Berlin entitled, Germania, (Thomas Dunn Books, $28.99, 352 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-24693-6), The German public is beginning to question Nazi propaganda about the war effort, the so-called “Final Solution” is in full swing, and a diabolical serial killer is on the loose, slaughtering courtesan women, then ritualistically posing their bodies in

Author Interview-Thomas Perry

By |2020-12-08T20:08:13+00:00December 7th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author:  Thomas Perry by John Dwaine McKenna We’re talking with Edgar award-winning writer—and Mysterious Book Report favorite—Thomas Perry, whose crime fiction has been entertaining us for some four decades.  His work is always outstanding, erudite and compelling, as well as exciting and well-plotted.  So with thanks for taking time to speak to our audience today, here’s our first question: When do you write? When I started

Eddie’s Boy

By |2020-12-01T21:16:08+00:00December 7th, 2020|Crime Fiction, John McKenna Publications, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Eddie’s Boy Mysterious Book Report No. 428 by John Dwaine McKenna It takes a rare and awesome talent to be able to invert the forces of good and evil—to make a stone cold serial killer into a good guy—but that’s exactly what master wordsmith and Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Perry has done in his newest, and best in our opinion, of the four installments of his Butcher’s Boy series,

Author Interview -Vito Rancanelli

By |2020-10-08T20:54:16+00:00November 30th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

  Interview With The Author: Vito Racanelli by John Dwaine McKenna  Today’s guest is a newsman, foreign correspondent and bureau chief turned thriller writer named Vito Rancanelli, whose new novel,  The Man in Milan, is reviewed in Mysterious Book Report No. 422. His insights reflect his vast work experience and a continental point-of-view that will present our fans and MBR readers with a refreshing new perspective on the writer’s

The Man In Milan

By |2020-12-01T21:55:56+00:00November 30th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Man In Milan Mysterious Book Report No. 422 by John Dwaine McKenna An execution-style murder of an Italian air force officer and diplomat on Sutton Place —in one of New York City’s most expensive mid-Manhattan neighborhoods—begins author Vito Rancanelli’s electrifying new thriller entitled, The Man in Milan, (Polis Books, $26.99, 336 pages, ISBN 978-1-951709-11-1). As NYPD Detective Paul Rossi and his partner, Detective Hamilton P. Turner investigate however,

Remember My Face

By |2020-11-24T21:13:32+00:00November 24th, 2020|Hard-boiled/Noir, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Remember My Face Thanksgiving Day 2020 Extra by John Dwaine McKenna Our usual custom here at the Mysterious Book Report is to take some time off on turkey day, spending it with family and friends . . . eating, talking, watching football on TV . . . and giving thanks for the many freedoms and the bounty we all enjoy . . . and often take for granted.  But

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