Mysterious Book Report No. 312 – The Ways Of Wolfe

By |2017-11-28T07:43:43+00:00November 28th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

The Ways of Wolfe by James Carlos Blake The Mysterious Press, $25.00, 290 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2577-4 I always look forward to any new work by James Carlos Blake, because he’s a master of noir. He’s not the most prolific of authors, but he’s surely one of the most polished in all of crime fiction. He’s tackled historical figures such as John Wesley Hardin, Poncho Villa and John Dillinger, among

Mysterious Book Report No. 238 – The Friends Of Pancho Villa

By |2016-11-17T06:58:06+00:00November 17th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Friends of Pancho Villa by James Carlos Blake Berkley Publishing Group, PB, $13.00, 258 pages, ISBN 978-0-425-15304-5 LEST WE FORGET: A little over one hundred years ago, on March 9, 1916, a force of roughly 500 heavily armed men mounted on horseback and under the command of a cattle thief and bandit, rode up and out of the Sonoran Desert from Mexico. Under cover of night, thirty miles

Mysterious Book Report No. 200 – The House Of Wolfe

By |2016-08-16T08:18:23+00:00August 16th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The House of Wolfe by James Carlos Blake Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic, $24.00, 248 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2246-9 Today is an individual milestone with this, the 200th Mysterious Book Report, and I wanted it to be something special to commemorate the occasion. The selection is personal, one of my favorite novelist who’s influenced any number of other writers and readers with his unique ability to transform the tough grit and blood

Mysterious Book Report No. 151 – The Rules of Wolfe

By |2016-06-16T07:55:17+00:00June 16th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Rules of Wolfe by James Carlos Blake Mysterious Press, $24.00, 258 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2129-5 The roughly 2,400 mile long imaginary line which separates the US from Mexico encompasses an area known as the borderlands.  It’s been disputed, fought over and illegally crossed in both directions for as long as it’s been drawn.  It separates the haves from the have-nots and represents two uniquely different cultures, each of which

Mysterious Book Report No. 69 – Wildwood Boys

By |2016-03-16T07:43:28+00:00March 16th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Wildwood Boys by James Carlos Blake Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, 2000, $24.00, 369 pages, ISBN 0-380-97749-4 It’s been such a busy couple of weeks in fact, that I haven’t had time to read much.  But hey!  Don’t worry, I’ve got a great MBR anyhow; it’s a selection from my best books of the year list and historical fiction to boot.  Wildwood Boys highlights the life of William T. Anderson, a