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

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,

Christopher Rice Interview

By |2020-09-01T20:58:12+00:00August 31st, 2020|Author Interviews, John McKenna Publications, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Christopher Rice by John Dwaine McKenna    Best-selling author and TV producer Christopher Rice is a busy, busy man who graciously took time out of a frenetic schedule to sit for a brief interview.  With many thanks . . . here is himself. Why do you write? Because I have an abiding contempt for reality. Where do you write? The key to not destroying your

Old Anger

By |2020-12-31T21:11:28+00:00January 4th, 2020|John McKenna Publications, 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

Tear It Down

By |2019-12-17T20:46:39+00:00December 16th, 2019|John McKenna Publications, Thriller|

Tear It Down Mysterious Book Report No. 399 by John Dwaine McKenna Author Nick Petrie has come up with a serial character most of us would like, and like to hang around, if he were real.  His name is Peter Ash.  He minds his own business, doesn’t fuss about getting his hair cut real often, works as a carpenter and handyman and drives a ’68 Chevy pickup truck that

A Book of Bones

By |2019-12-05T21:09:29+00:00January 6th, 2019|John McKenna Publications, Mysterious Book Report, Paranormal|

A Book of Bones Mysterious Book Report No. 400 by John Dwaine McKenna All readers of fiction, and especially crime fiction, are ultimately interested in the eternal battle between the forces of good versus the forces of evil.  It’s the tension between those two opposing sides that creates drama, and drama is what we all crave, because we’re curious . . . and because we’re rooting for one side

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