The Old Man

By |2022-06-13T02:29:14+00:00June 13th, 2022|Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled/Noir, Mysterious Book Report|

Just in case you’re not one of the many viewers of the trailer, the FX television network is kicking off a new series on June 16, 2022, starring Jeff Bridges in the title role, of the following Thomas Perry novel which we reviewed in April of 2017.  We thought you might enjoy a quick review.   The Old Man Mysterious Book Report No. 284 by John Dwaine McKenna The

Author Interview-Thomas Perry

By |2020-12-08T20:08:13+00:00December 7th, 2020|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author:  Thomas Perry by John Dwaine McKenna We’re talking with Edgar award-winning writer—and Mysterious Book Report favorite—Thomas Perry, whose crime fiction has been entertaining us for some four decades.  His work is always outstanding, erudite and compelling, as well as exciting and well-plotted.  So with thanks for taking time to speak to our audience today, here’s our first question: When do you write? When I started

Eddie’s Boy

By |2020-12-01T21:16:08+00:00December 7th, 2020|Crime Fiction, John McKenna Publications, Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Eddie’s Boy Mysterious Book Report No. 428 by John Dwaine McKenna It takes a rare and awesome talent to be able to invert the forces of good and evil—to make a stone cold serial killer into a good guy—but that’s exactly what master wordsmith and Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Perry has done in his newest, and best in our opinion, of the four installments of his Butcher’s Boy series,

The Bomb Maker

By |2019-11-19T21:13:20+00:00November 25th, 2019|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Bomb Maker Mysterious Book Report No. 328 by John Dwaine McKenna One way to judge the character of a hero is by assessing the nature of his or her adversary.  The wickeder the villain, the more courageous the protagonist will appear to be, because conflict creates drama, and it is the following sequence of events . . . emotional, turbulent or tragic . . . which keeps readers

Mysterious Book Report No. 284 – The Old Man

By |2017-05-05T11:13:04+00:00May 5th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

The Old Man By Thomas Perry Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic, $26.00, 337 pages, ISBN 978-0-80212585-6 Sixty some years ago, when I was just a boy back in the ‘50s, every year at Thanksgiving my parents would take me and my two younger brothers for “Turkey-Day” at my Great-Aunt Ruth’s house down in Westchester County. Pop would fill up the trunk of the car with a present of seasoned, cut and

Mysterious Book Report No. 107 – The Boyfriend

By |2016-04-15T08:12:55+00:00April 15th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry Mysterious Press, $25.00, 298 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2606-1 There are people in the world who are so expert in their chosen fields of work that they have the skill and the ability to make the most difficult tasks look easy.  You know the ones I mean: the accountant who takes the most insurmountable stack of receipts and sloppy bookkeeping and turn them into an on-time,

Mysterious Book Report No. 60 – More Summer Reading

By |2016-03-06T08:47:50+00:00March 6th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Hey everyone, this is a continuation of last week’s column, MBR NO. 59, about summer reading suggestions.  Last week we had 1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, 2. Amped, by Daniel Wilson, and 3. The Third Gate, by Lincoln Child. Here’s seven more to fill out your summer reading list. 4.  Broken Harbor, (Viking, $27.95) by Tana French, features detective Mick Kennedy and the Dublin Murder Squad trying to

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