Wolf Pack

By |2019-10-01T19:43:54+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Wolf Pack Mysterious Book Report No. 370 by John Dwaine McKenna Unlike most of the rest of our squared-off western states that’re all of a sudden filling up with folks fleeing from overcrowded, overtaxed and overregulated places to the east and west of them, Wyoming is still windswept, wide-open and mostly rural.  It has some of the most spectacular scenery and most magnificent wild game and fish anywhere on

Paradise Valley

By |2019-09-17T19:44:02+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Historical/Thriller, Mysterious Book Report|

Paradise Valley Mysterious Book Report No. 318 by John Dwaine McKenna Our author this week needs no introduction, as his name has become synonymous with the modern American West. We’re referring of course, to the prolific and award-winning Wyoming writer C.J. Box, and his beloved character, Joe Pickett; the iconic Wyoming Game Warden, all-American good guy and dedicated family man. Now, Mr. Box has another character that the MBR

Mysterious Book Report No. 287 – Vicious Circle

By |2017-05-22T16:29:47+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Vicious Circle by C.J. Box Putnam/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 367 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17661-6 Although our focus here at the MBR has always been finding debut authors with promising talent and an outstanding story to tell, the unvarnished truth is that there’s a few A-list writers . . . James Lee Burke, Dennis Lehane, or Michael Connelly for example who we always read and review, whenever they publish a new

Mysterious Book Report No. 255 – Off The Grid

By |2017-02-08T07:34:24+00:00February 8th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Off the Grid By C.J. Box Putnam/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 371 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17660-9 In today’s hi-tech world, it’s  almost impossible to get away from all the must-see, must-have, must-buy  devices that  didn’t even exist  as recently  as fifteen or twenty years ago . . . gizmos we didn’t need or want until relentless, incessant, slick and highly persuasive advertising coupled with good old-fashioned peer pressure convinced us otherwise

Mysterious Book Report No. 209 – Endangered

By |2016-09-01T07:47:04+00:00September 1st, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Endangered by C.J. Box Putnam, $26.95, 369 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16077-6 I’m going way out on a limb with our review this week, and it’s a scary proposition, because it concerns a subject that engenders a wealth of strong feelings . . . The Endangered Species Act. It’s a concept that everyone has an opinion about—and pro or con—they all have validity. We’re not going to try hashing it out

Mysterious Book Report No. 174 – Stone Cold

By |2016-07-14T08:01:59+00:00July 14th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Stone Cold by C.J. Box Putnam, $26.95, 370 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16076-9 For all of the fans who, like me, are mourning the cancellation of the show Longmire by the A&E Network, don’t despair . . . there’s an alternative out there. The novels of C.J. Box, one of today’s “A-list, must read authors,” according to no less of a luminary than world-class author Lee Child, are available to ease

Mysterious Book Report No. 112 – Breaking Point

By |2016-04-20T07:58:13+00:00April 20th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Breaking Point by C.J. Box Putnam, $26.95, 367 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16075-2 In spite of what the old saw says, and what our mothers and other teachers told us . . . sometimes we just can’t help but prejudge . . . we go right ahead and judge a book by it’s cover, as the old saying goes.  I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we’ve all done it at one