These will be the A-list authors from the bestselling masters of the genre such as Michael Connelly, Walter Mosley, and Nelson DeMille.

Widespread Panic

By |2021-06-10T19:25:09+00:00June 14th, 2021|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report, Paranormal|

Widespread Panic Mysterious Book Report No. 453 by John Dwaine McKenna In a departure of sorts from his usual crime thrillers, master wordsmith and MWA Grand Master James Ellroy takes a wiiiiiiiiild, wacky and wonked out trip down the paranormal rabbit hole, based on the schemes of a notorious real-life Hollywood fixer, PI and bent cop named Fred Otash. Hot off the presses, (released June 15, 2021) Widespread Panic,

Northern Heist

By |2021-04-15T18:50:03+00:00April 19th, 2021|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Northern Heist Mysterious Book Report No. 445 by John Dwaine McKenna Belfast, Northern Ireland, has for decades been one of the most contentious, strife-ridden and fought-over territories in the world . . . which makes it a great place to set an electrifying crime fiction and thriller novel. Northern Heist, (Melville House, $26.99, 269 pages, ISBN 978-1-61219-903-0) by Richard O’Rawe, takes place in 2004, when a former IRA heavyweight

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

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

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

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,

The Dirty South

By |2020-10-01T18:07:54+00:00September 28th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

The Dirty South Mysterious Book Report No. 420 by John Dwaine McKenna In the NOW, a man who’s pledged to destroy evil, an extraordinary detective, ace P.I., and ex-NYPD Homicide Investigator named Charlie Parker, senses “wrongness approaching and trouble circling” at the start of John Connolly’s newest: The Dirty South, (Emily Bestler Books/Atria, $28.00, 438 pages, ISBN 978-1-9821-2754-1).  He walks home and waits . . . for whatever misfortune

Miami Midnight

By |2020-06-09T21:17:24+00:00June 15th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Miami Midnight Mysterious Book Report No. 408 by John Dwaine McKenna If you’re interested in some electrifying, hard-boiled crime fiction that’s cram-packed full of gangsters, romance, drug dealers, gun-fights, sleazy characters and skeezy bars for some escapist reading this summer, you need look no further.  Miami Midnight, (Polis Books, $26.00, 336 pages, ISBN 978-1-947993-59-4) by Alex Segura has all the above and more, as beleaguered Miami Private Eye and

Cheater’s Game

By |2020-04-06T16:57:39+00:00April 13th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Cheater’s Game Mysterious Book Report No. 402 by John Dwaine McKenna “In a society without shame, where faking it is making it and deceit trumps virtue, integrity is for losers and cheaters win.  Fairness?  Forget about it!  A meritocracy?  In your dreams!  Earn your diploma?  Why bother, when you can buy it.” So says aging linebacker and CTE sufferer turned lawyer, Jake Lassiter, as he takes on the college

The Border

By |2019-12-17T20:53:13+00:00March 16th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

The Border Mysterious Book Report No. 368 by John Dwaine McKenna No matter what side of the political and social rift you’re on, we can all agree that our southern border—the invisible line—which designates the United States of America from the United Mexican States, is one of the most contentious places on planet earth.  As such, it abounds with tales of human tragedy, hope, criminality, heroism, death, life, dreams

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