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

The Yards-Legacy Report No. 7

By |2022-09-22T19:30:13+00:00September 26th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled/Noir, Mysterious Book Report|

Just in case you’re wondering, we’ll be re-running some of our best and most popular book reviews every other week from now on.  They will be described as our Legacy Mysterious Book Reports.  Send us a quick request if you have a favorite that you’d like to see again and we’ll do our best to re-publish it.   Legacy Mysterious Book Report No. 7 Published January 17, 2022 The

Northern Heist Legacy Report No. 6

By |2022-09-15T19:59:45+00:00September 19th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Just in case you’re wondering, we’ll be re-running some of our best and most popular book reviews every other week from now on.  They will be described as our Legacy Mysterious Book Reports.  Send us a quick request if you have a favorite that you’d like to see again and we’ll do our best to re-publish it.   Legacy Mysterious Book Report No. 6 Published April 19, 2021 Northern

481 Texas Job Legacy Report No. 4

By |2022-09-08T20:19:46+00:00September 5th, 2022|Adventure, Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Just in case you’re wondering, we’ll be re-running some of our best and most popular book reviews every other week from now on.  They will be described as our Legacy Mysterious Book Reports.  Send us a quick request if you have a favorite that you’d like to see again and we’ll do our best to re-publish it. Legacy Mysterious Book Report No. 4 Published March 2022 MBR 481 The

Two Nights in Lisbon

By |2022-08-04T20:57:11+00:00August 8th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Two Nights In Lisbon Mysterious Book Report No. 501 by John Dwaine McKenna What would you do?   How would you react?  If your spouse went for a walk one morning while you slept in . . . and was kidnapped?  But that’s not all.  Suppose the two of you are in a foreign country, where you don’t speak the language, you don’t have any idea of the laws, nor

Kalmann

By |2022-07-18T04:30:08+00:00July 18th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Kalmann Mysterious Book Report No. 499 by John Dwaine McKenna Kalmann, (Bitter Lemon Press, PB, $16.95, 300 pages, ISBN 978-1-913394-68-4), by Joachim B. Schmidt, and translated by Jamie Lee Searle, is by far the most unusual, unique and unforgettable novel of this summer’s reading season.  Already a best-seller in Europe, it’s a carefully plotted and well-written murder mystery that takes place in a  remote corner of Iceland . .

Havana Highwire

By |2022-07-03T17:56:25+00:00July 4th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

Havana Highwire Mysterious Book Report No. 497 By John Dwaine McKenna Havana Highwire, (Severn, $28.99, 224 pages, ISBN 978-0-7278-5073-7), by John Keyse-Walker, takes place in 1957—a couple years before Fidel Castro came to town and imposed a whole new kind of tyranny, serfdom, and perpetual poverty on the island—at a time Cuba was in the thrall of a dictator named Fulgencio Batista . . . who’d gone into business

Death At Fort Devens

By |2022-06-20T22:58:53+00:00June 20th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Death At Fort Devens Mysterious Book Report No. 495 by John Dwaine McKenna Death At Fort Devens, (Severn, $28.99, 224 pages, ISBN 978-1-4483-0766-1), by Peter Colt, is a good old-fashioned private-eye yarn that features a wise-cracking and tough as a yellow toenail . . . hard-drinking, hard-fisted, and hard-living—as well as a hard-up—ex-Boston cop and former Green Beret named Andy Roark . . . a character who kicks ass

The Old Man

By |2022-06-13T02:29:14+00:00June 13th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled/Noir, Mysterious Book Report|

Just in case you’re not one of the many viewers of the trailer, the FX television network is kicking off a new series on June 16, 2022, starring Jeff Bridges in the title role, of the following Thomas Perry novel which we reviewed in April of 2017.  We thought you might enjoy a quick review.   The Old Man Mysterious Book Report No. 284 by John Dwaine McKenna The

Cold Fear

By |2022-06-13T02:23:30+00:00June 6th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Cold Fear Mysterious Book Report No. 493 by John Dwaine McKenna Cold Fear, (Bantam, $28.00, 432 pages, ISBN 978-0-593-35631-9), by Brandon Webb and John David Mann, is the second installment, (after 2021’s Steel Fear, about the hunt for a serial killer aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier: MBR 457), and it’s the perfect book to kick-off your summer reading season. The novel begins with an incognito and AWOL Navy

The Texas Job

By |2022-04-25T19:31:17+00:00March 14th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

The Texas Job Mysterious Book Report No. 481 by John Dwaine McKenna As The Texas Job, (Poisoned Pen, PB, $15.99, 416 pages, ISBN 978-1-4642-1570-4), by Dallas journalist and Spur Award-winning author Reavis Z. Wortham begins, it’s 1931. The Great Depression is in full swing and one of the greatest oil discoveries in American history has just been made in the northeast corner of the state, as a young Ranger

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