Mysterious Book Report No. 303 – Here And Gone

By |2017-09-28T17:36:50+00:00September 28th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 287 pages, ISBN 978-0-451-49957-8 Recently, there’s been a growing movement in the publishing world, attempting to increase readership and sell more books by encouraging some A-list male crime fiction writers to produce new novels using androgynous-sounding names. The reasoning behind this is that unisex pen names will attract more female readers, since they tend to avoid the

Mysterious Book Report No. 186 – The Final Silence

By |2016-07-26T07:32:33+00:00July 26th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Final Silence by Stuart Neville Soho Press, Inc., $26.95, 340 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-548-9 If you think about it, all of us have two faces. The first is the one we show to the world and the second is our private self—the inner person—the person we truly are, where our secret interests lie. Usually they’re harmless enough . . . a dedicated coin or stamp collector for instance, maybe

Mysterious Book Report No. 96 – Ratlines

By |2016-04-04T07:15:13+00:00April 4th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Ratlines by Stuart Neville SOHO Crime, #26.95, 352 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-204-4 It’s well known, well documented fact that after World War II in Europe, many National Socialists . . . Nazism tried to avoid answering for their war crimes by fleeing to Argentina and Brazil.  Others like Werner Von Braun and his racketeers from Peenemunde; a place that used slave labor from concentration camps in hidden underground factories to

Mysterious Book Report No. 41 – Stolen Souls

By |2016-02-01T06:59:16+00:00February 1st, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville SOHO Press, $25.00, 351 pages, ISBN 978-1-56947-983-4 Charles Dickens is perhaps the best-known, most loved and respected writer in the world, without exception.  He continues to speak volumes to all of us across the ages, through the voices of characters like Mr. Pickwick, David Copperfield, Scrooge  . . . whose very name defines parsimony . . . Oliver Twist, Fagan, Mr. Micawber, Pip and