Light It Up

By |2019-12-10T21:18:15+00:00October 18th, 2019|2018 Best Books of the Year, Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Light It Up Mysterious Book Report No. 327 by John Dwaine McKenna As a fifty-plus year resident here in Colorado, the question I’m most often asked by out-of-state friends is: How has the legalization of marijuana affected things there?  The short answer . . . stoners love it and are flocking here in large numbers, as are criminals; government is ecstatic over the windfall from tax revenues; cops, school

Mysterious Book Report – Fan Favorite 2

By |2018-08-26T14:42:23+00:00August 26th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Light It Up by Nick Petrie Putnam, $26.00, 384 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57563-1 As a fifty-plus year resident here in Colorado, the question I’m most often asked by out-of-state friends is: How has the legalization of marijuana affected things there?  The short answer . . . stoners love it and are flocking here in large numbers, as are criminals; government is ecstatic over the windfall from tax revenues; cops, school

Mysterious Book Report No. 125 – Never Go Back

By |2016-05-05T06:52:28+00:00May 5th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Never Go Back by Lee Child Delacorte Press/Random House, $28.00, 400 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34434-0 I’ve said any number of times that I don’t often review the major, ‘A List’ authors, but every once in a while there’s an exception.  This week is one of them.  I mean-hey, what’s not to like about a big, hunky, existentialist dude who owns nothing but the clothes on his back and travels about

Mysterious Book Report No. 28 – The Affair

By |2016-01-08T08:07:36+00:00January 8th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Affair by Lee Child Delacorte Press, $28.00, 405 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34432-6      Unless you’ve been living under a rock next door to the guy in the insurance ads on TV, it seems as though everyone has heard of Child’s implausible hero Jack Reacher, “just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit” according to Kirkus Reviews.  Reacher’s almost Zen-like in that he owns nothing, wants nothing, and travels the USA