Mysterious Book Report No. 354 – Pushback

By |2018-11-26T06:23:00+00:00November 26th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Pushback by John Stith Re-animus Press, $15.99, 339 pages, ISBN 978-0-9672984-6-7 Serendipity is the ability to make a fortunate discovery by accident... which is just what happened to the MBR last summer, when an author we were interviewing asked if we had read or reviewed the work of a sci-fi writer named John Stith. “No,” the MBR is crime fiction oriented was the reply. “Well, you should,” she said,

Mysterious Book Report No. 335 – The Detonator

By |2018-05-21T18:40:07+00:00May 21st, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

The Detonator by Vincent Zandri Polis Books, $25.99, 287 pages, ISBN 978-1-943818-88-4 Psychological thrillers are among the most popular of modern crime fiction works, because they give readers a long and hard look into the hearts and minds and motives of people who are far outside of the usual norms of society.  The Irish and Brits call them nutters . . . while we Americans simply call them what

Mysterious Book Report No. 268 – The Hand That Feeds You

By |2017-03-28T18:10:45+00:00March 28th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich Scribner/Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 273 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-7458-9 This novel should have been read and featured months ago, but . . . confession time . . . the title was kind of a turn-off. I couldn’t have been more wrong. My Mother was right when she said, “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, Honey.” It had to do with

Mysterious Book Report No. 236 – The Cellar

By |2016-11-14T07:48:03+00:00November 14th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Cellar: A Novel by Minette Walters Penguin/Random House, $24.00, 246 pages, ISBN 978-0-09-959464-2 One of the great things about reading is when you figure out that it’s a voyage of personal discovery . . . and the more you read, the longer your journey into the unknown, which in turn takes you to places you couldn’t imagine before opening that book you’ve just read . . . and

Mysterious Book Report No. 175 – The Girl On The Train

By |2016-07-15T07:51:21+00:00July 15th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins Riverhead Books/Penguin Group (USA) LLC, $26.95, 325 pages, ISBN 978-1-59463-366-9 We’ve just returned from the annual Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Trade Show in Denver, Colorado. It’s a yearly affair with 70 or 80 publishers, several hundred bookstore owners, their employees and managers. It features thousands of new books, authors, lectures and seminars about what’s hot, what’s not, trends in the

Mysterious Book Report No. 106 – Black Irish

By |2016-04-15T07:13:16+00:00April 15th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Black Irish by Stephan Talty Ballentine Books, $26.00, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-345-53806-2 Are you familiar with the term “Black Irish?” It refers not to the color of one’s skin, but to the color of one’s hair.  The black Irish are descendents of the survivors of King Phillip of Spain’s Spanish Armada, a fleet of warships sent in 1588 to invade England.  The Armada was defeated by the British Navy,