Author Interview – J.L. Abramo

By |2018-09-06T18:49:08+00:00September 6th, 2018|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: J.L. Abramo  by John Dwaine McKenna Hello and welcome to Joe Abramo, whose family saga, American History is reviewed in Mysterious Book Report No. 347.  Thanks for taking time out to speak with us today and giving our readers your insights and observations.  We know you’re busy  . . . so let’s dig right in. Why do you write? To release what would otherwise be

Mysterious Book Report No. 318 – Paradise Valley

By |2018-01-22T06:02:29+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Paradise Valley by C.J. Box Minotaur Books, $27.99, 340 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-05104-2 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

Mysterious Book Report No. 313 – The Shadow District

By |2017-12-04T17:40:28+00:00December 4th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason Thomas Dunne/Minotaur Books, $25.99, 344 pages ISBN 978-1-250-12402-9) Iceland, positioned at the top of the world between Europe and North America, is a land of active volcanoes, long winter nights and some of the best noir writers in the world. Case in point . . . the newest crime fiction thriller by international best-selling author Arnaldur Indridason is a meticulously plotted murder mystery

Mysterious Book Report No. 302 – Dark River Rising

By |2017-09-18T14:38:00+00:00September 18th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Dark River Rising by Roger Johns Minotaur Books/St. Martins Publishing Group, $26.99, 2936 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-11009-1 The Mysterious Book Report is always on the lookout for promising debut authors with unique protagonists and interesting points of view, that are set in unusual places which are all wrapped up in an original and compelling plot. This is such a one, an outstanding new murder mystery that takes place down south,

Mysterious Book Report No. 294 – Sorrow Road

By |2017-07-04T07:17:08+00:00July 4th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Sorrow Road by Julia Keller Minotaur Books, PB, $15.99, 351 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-08959-5 The green rolling hills of West Virginia are the nearest thing to Heaven that I know though the times are sad and drear and I cannot linger here they’ll keep me and never let me go . . . are the opening words to a song that was made famous by Emmylou Harris. It was written

Mysterious Book Report No. 285 – Blue Light Yokohama

By |2017-05-05T11:29:24+00:00May 5th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Minotaur Books, $25.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-11048-0 Every now and then, a forthcoming book generates so much pre-publication interest that the MBR wants to get a look at it at the earliest possible date. If an ARC, or Advance Readers (i.e. Reviewers) Copy isn’t readily available, we can sometimes spend some extra money and get a true first edition from the British, who

Mysterious Book Report No. 273 – The One Man

By |2017-05-05T08:40:26+00:00May 5th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

The One Man by Andrew Gross Minotaur Books, $26.99, 415 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-07950-3 Pundits the world over have examined, discussed, analyzed, diagrammed, debated, researched and written thousands upon thousands of books, articles and dissertations on the subject of the Second World War. It’s the object of infinite fascination and endless study; perhaps because it was the most momentous, and tragic event in all of human history—costing at least 60,

Mysterious Book Report No. 241 – The Last Dawn

By |2016-11-23T07:00:58+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Last Dawn by Joe Gannon Minotaur Books, $26.99, 278 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-04803-5 Unless you’ve recently vacationed in Costa Rica or Belize, the geography of Central America is pretty much terra incognita for most of us who live north of the Mexican border and speak English as our mother tongue. But back in the 1980s, the Central American nation of Nicaragua was a focus of attention by the US

Mysterious Book Report No. 233 – The Red Storm

By |2016-11-07T06:59:26+00:00November 7th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Red Storm by Grant Bywaters Minotaur Books, $25.99, 227 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-07307-5 Writers, Agents, Book Publishers and Reviewers are always looking for something different, something a bit out of the ordinary; something that grabs their attention on page one and never lets go. In today’s hyper frenetic literary world, where thousands of books are published every day, originality is a hard commodity to find. In the mystery crime

Mysterious Book Report No. 228 – Run You Down

By |2016-10-26T07:57:39+00:00October 26th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Run You Down by Julia Dahl Minotaur Books, $25.99, 278 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-04340-5 The word Haredi is literally translated from the Hebrew as “One who trembles in awe at the word of God.” The Haredim are “Members of any various Orthodox Jewish sects characterized by strict adherence to the traditional form of Jewish Law and the rejection of modern secular culture,” according to the Oxford Dictionary of English language.