Mysterious Book Report No. 370 – Wolf Pack

By |2019-04-22T20:09:33+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Mysterious Book Report|

Wolf Pack by C.J. Box Putnam/Penguin/Random House, $27.00, 370 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-53819-6 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

Mysterious Book Report No. 366 – The Night Agent

By |2019-03-12T19:35:14+00:00March 12th, 2019|Mysterious Book Report|

The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 422 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-287546-4 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

Mysterious Book Report No 343 – Flight Of The Fox

By |2018-07-16T06:28:40+00:00July 16th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight Down & Out Books, PB, $18.95, 381 pages, ISBN 978-1-946502-61-2 An electrifying, propulsive and timely thriller was just released that, by all rights, should shoot to the top of every bestseller list in the country.  If ever an author stepped up to the plate, took a swing, hit it right on the sweet spot and out of the park . . .

Mysterious Book Report No. 340 – Dead Stop

By |2018-06-25T18:50:43+00:00June 25th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless Thomas & Mercer, PB $15.95, 384 pages, ISBN 9781503943384 When the prestigious 2018 Colorado Book Awards were announced earlier this month, Dead Stop, by Barbara Nickless was the Mystery Fiction winner.  These awards are sponsored by the Colorado Humanities Organization, and is the equivalent, in the MBRs opinion, of winning an Olympic Medal.  It’s so far up on our personal list of unobtaniums, that

Mysterious Book Report No. 308 – A Game of Ghosts

By |2017-10-30T08:17:31+00:00October 30th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $26.99, 464 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-7189-5 We’ve saved the best for last. Our final submission for this years MBR Freak Fest is by the undisputed heavyweight king of Gothic Noir Crime Fiction. His name is John Connolly. He’s an Irish writer who’s been atop worldwide best sellers charts for ages. His Charlie Parker private eye series is noirish crime fiction

Mysterious Book Report No. 299 – G-Man

By |2017-08-22T17:25:57+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

G-Man by Stephen Hunter Blue Rider Press/ Penguin Random House, $27.00, 443 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57460-3 The Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of unrelenting misery, hardship and economic deprivation. It was an era that left indelible scars upon all who lived through it, for who could forget the massive unemployment, the endless bread lines, or the dislocation and migration of tens of thousands of impoverished farmers who’d

Mysterious Book Report No. 278 – Fidelity

By |2017-05-05T09:51:49+00:00May 5th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Fidelity by Jan Fedarcyk Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-3386-9 With some seven and-a-half million residents spread out over a couple thousand city blocks, the Manhattan Office of the FBI is one of the largest, busiest and most important of all postings within the agency. The activity there is ceaseless, and the agents are all at the top of their game. They’re the best of the best

Mysterious Book Report No. 232 – The White Van

By |2016-11-02T21:07:48+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The White Van by Patrick Hoffman Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic, Inc., $24.00, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2304-6 We’ve all been guilty, at some time or another, of staying at the party just a wee bit too long, or succumbing to the exhortations of one of our Good Time Charlie pals, to Awwwgoahead, one more won’t killya . . . and awakened the next day feeling like hammered doggie doo-doo. But

Mysterious Book Report No. 221 – The Stolen Ones

By |2016-10-13T07:50:00+00:00October 13th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 358 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16553-5 It’s a helluva thing to take on a subject like the one we are about to . . . this being the Christmas season; a time when many of us are thinking about Peace on earth and goodwill to men . . . but the plain truth of the matter is that crime never sleeps and criminals

Mysterious Book Report No. 191 – Prayer

By |2016-08-02T18:32:20+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Prayer by Philip Kerr Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 409 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16765-2 Across the world today, debates are raging between believers and non-believers about the existence of God, and the power of prayer. Radicals are trying to establish theocracies where everyone will adhere to strict religious law, as in Iran, where there’s no separation between church and State, because the church is the government. It’s where religious authority figures interpret the