Mysterious Book Report

Mysterious Book Report No. 374 – Swann’s Down

May 21st, 2019|

Swann’s Down by Charles Salzberg Down & Out Books, PB, $17.95, 300 pages, ISBN 978-1-64396-011-1 In the newly-released fifth adventure of tough guy and skip tracer Henry Swann: Swann’s Down,

Mysterious Book Report No. 373 – Lives Laid Away

May 14th, 2019|

Lives Laid Away by Stephen Mack Jones SOHO Crime, $26.95, 296 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-959-3 Just about a year ago, an outstanding young wordsmith published his debut novel, August Snow, to

Mysterious Book Report No. 372 – The Good Lie

May 6th, 2019|

The Good Lie by Tom Rosenstiel ECCO/ Harper Collins, $27.99, 354 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-247539-8 The Good Lie, by Tom Rosenstiel, is an electrifying, dark and twisted thriller that could only

Mysterious Book Report No. 371 – Ambush

May 2nd, 2019|

Ambush by Barbara Nickless Thomas & Mercer, PB, $15.95, 350 pages, ISBN 978-1503901513 Ambush, the third—and latest—in the Sydney Rose Parnell thriller series by Barbara Nickless, takes off on page

Mysterious Book Report No. 370 – Wolf Pack

April 22nd, 2019|

Wolf Pack by C.J. Box Putnam/Penguin/Random House, $27.00, 370 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-53819-6 Unlike most of the rest of our squared-off western states that’re all of a sudden filling up with

Mysterious Book Report No. 369 – Trigger

April 16th, 2019|

Trigger by David Swinson Mulholland/Little, Brown and Company, $27.50, 340 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-26425-9 Frank Marr is “a good cop with a bad habit,” who operates as a PI in the

Mysterious Book Report No. 368 – The Border

April 10th, 2019|

The Border by Don Winslow William Morrow/Harper Collins, $28.99, 720 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-26648-8 No matter what side of the political and social rift you’re on, we can all agree that

Unforsaken Review by Manuel Ramos

March 27th, 2019|

Unforsaken by John Dwaine McKenna Unforsaken is a bullet packed with gritty characters and explosive action. John Dwaine McKenna skillfully takes readers to the untamed Southwest at the beginning of

Mysterious Book Report No. 367 – Restoration Heights

March 18th, 2019|

Restoration Heights by Wil Medearis Hanover Square Press, $26.99, 330 pages, ISBN 978-1-335-21872-8 Gentrification is a recently coined term that describes the displacement of blue collar, working-class residents from their

Mysterious Book Report No. 366 – The Night Agent

March 12th, 2019|

The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 422 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-287546-4 To all of our readers out there in newslandia, bookreviewburg, or elsewhere, lost somewhere in the

Author Interview – Howard Michael Gould

March 5th, 2019|

Interview With The Author: Howard Michael Gould by John Dwaine McKenna This week’s interview is with Howard Michael Gould, whose first novel, Last Looks, is reviewed in MBR No. 364,

Mysterious Book Report No. 364 – Last Looks

February 24th, 2019|

Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould Dutton/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 291 pages, ISBN 978-1-524-74249-2 According to the Collins Unabridged Dictionary and Synonym Finder of the English Language, the word quirky

Mysterious Book Report No. 363 – Dark Sacred Night

February 18th, 2019|

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly Little Brown, $29.00, 433 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-48480-0 After twenty novels, Michael Connelly’s lonesome, jazz-loving and gifted Los Angeles Police Department Detective Harry Bosch is