The MBR reviews novels about crime fiction, murder mysteries, and all types of who-dunnits.  It’s a look into the dark side of human nature.

Charles Salzberg

By |2020-01-23T20:34:20+00:00February 28th, 2020|Author Interviews, Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Charles Salzberg by John Dwaine McKenna We’re talking with Charles Salzberg, the creative genius behind the always entertaining antics of Henry Swann, one of the best Private Eyes to come a-sleuthing since Sam Spade was messing around with Mrs. Archer.  Thanks for agreeing to an interview with The Mysterious Book Report.  Our readers and fans are eager to hear your thoughts, writing tips and opinions,

This Side of Night

By |2019-12-17T20:40:10+00:00February 24th, 2020|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

This Side of Night Mysterious Book Report No. 394 by John Dwaine McKenna It is an undeniable fact that the entire southern border of the United States is in a crisis of epic proportions.  Drugs and illegals are pouring into America, while unbelievable amounts of currency, and firearms of all shapes and sizes are flowing south.  At the same time, the government of Mexico is being overwhelmed by the

Wallace Stroby

By |2020-01-16T22:06:14+00:00February 21st, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Wallace Stroby by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re fortunate this week that Wallace Stroby, one of crime fictions hottest young writers, was able and willing to take a short time-out from his swamped schedule down in south New Jersey to speak with the Mysterious Book Report about how he does what he does in such a compelling, forceful and so damned interesting way.  It’s an honor

Charlie 316

By |2019-12-17T20:41:34+00:00February 17th, 2020|Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

Charlie 316 Mysterious Book Report No. 376 by John Dwaine McKenna Charlie 316, (Down & Out Books, PB, $18.95, 398 pages, ISBN 978-1-948235-68-6) by Colin Conway & Frank Zafrino, is an electrifying and propulsive police procedural that takes place in Spokane, Washington . . . out near the Idaho state line.  It combines elements of race, heroism, crime, treachery, violence and murder into a tale that you just can’t

John Stith

By |2020-01-16T21:54:12+00:00February 14th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Author Interview: John Stith by John Dwaine McKenna Our interviewee today is bestselling and award-winning author John Stith, whose newest thriller Pushback, is reviewed in MBR No 354, along with a brief account of our own serendipitous introduction by Ms. Nickless. It’s an honor to be able to speak with you, and please accept our sincere thank you for doing so. That said, here’s our first question: Who’s your

Hudson’s Kill

By |2019-12-17T20:38:20+00:00February 10th, 2020|Murder Mystery, Mysterious Book Report|

Hudson’s Kill Mysterious Book Report No. 389 by John Dwaine McKenna Although they’re few and far between . . . “Rare as hen’s teeth,” as my old Irish mother used to say . . . some authors show early on in their careers that they are on the way to literary greatness, and destined to leave a wordsmith’s mark on the world.  Writer Paddy Hirsch is such a one. 

Tom Pitts

By |2020-01-16T21:39:11+00:00February 7th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author:  Tom Pitts by John Dwaine McKenna This week’s interview is one we’ve been looking forward to since last year, when MBR No. 300 reviewed American Static, calling it “One of the finest noir yarns we’ve read in years.”  Now, author Tom Pitts is back, with a new piece of hard-boiled fiction, and we can’t wait to hear what this rising star in the noir world

American Spy

By |2019-12-17T20:42:37+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

American Spy Mysterious Book Report No. 377 by John Dwaine McKenna Near the end of the Cold War in the mid-1980s, the African continent was busy rediscovering itself.  Having thrown off the restraints of colonialism, countries large and small were struggling to determine what form of self-governance best suited them . . . a struggle that promoted much bloodshed.  Civil wars, coups and military takeovers were common, as was

Patrick “Paddy” Hirsch

By |2020-01-16T21:28:03+00:00January 31st, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

    Interview With The Author: Patrick “Paddy” Hirsch by  John Dwaine McKenna Our author interviewee this week is Patrick Hirsch, known to his fans, friends and the world, as Paddy.  He’s a warrior, a newsman, and a TV commentator, a financial analyst, and historian—a Renaissance man if one ever lived!  Thanks for joining us today and offering your insights, expertise and commentary to our audience.  We’re all eager

The Night Agent

By |2019-12-17T20:43:36+00:00January 27th, 2020|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Mysterious Book Report No 366 The Night Agent by John Dwaine McKenna To all of our readers out there in newslandia, bookreviewburg, or elsewhere, lost somewhere in the electronic haze, who think that all the great spy and thriller novels ended with the deaths of Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy . . . they didn’t.  And, if you think you’ll just have to be satisfied with those cloned copies,