Mysterious Book Report No. 371 – Ambush

By |2019-05-02T22:23:40+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Mysterious Book Report|

Ambush by Barbara Nickless Thomas & Mercer, PB, $15.95, 350 pages, ISBN 978-1503901513 Ambush, the third—and latest—in the Sydney Rose Parnell thriller series by Barbara Nickless, takes off on page one like a Marine FA-18 Super Hornet under full military power from the flight deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, and never lets the reader down. The novel opens in Denver, where a Regional Transportation District, or RTD,

Mysterious Book Report No. 366 – The Night Agent

By |2019-03-12T19:35:14+00:00March 12th, 2019|Mysterious Book Report|

The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 422 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-287546-4 To all of our readers out there in newslandia, bookreviewburg, or elsewhere, lost somewhere in the electronic haze, who think that all the great spy and thriller novels ended with the deaths of Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy . . . they didn’t.  And, if you think you’ll just have to be satisfied with those

Mysterious Book Report No. 365 – The New Iberia Blues

By |2019-03-06T06:36:29+00:00March 6th, 2019|Mysterious Book Report|

The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 447 pages, ISBN 970-1-5011-7687-6 Whenever a new James Lee Burke novel comes out, everyone celebrates. The publishers and agents are happy because they’re assured of another commercial success, as are the bookstores, who know that his legions of fans will be calling or dropping by to get a copy.  Crime fiction, mystery and thriller enthusiasts will be

Author Interview – Casey Barrett

By |2019-02-10T06:31:59+00:00February 10th, 2019|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Casey Barrett by John Dwaine McKenna Our interview today is with Casey Barrett, whose second Duck Darley mystery-thriller is reviewed in MBR number 361.  And I’d like to say right up front, that as a long-time fan of Ken Bruen and his Jack Taylor series, it’s great to find a brand new character with similar proclivities and tendencies and failings, but still possessing the dead-on

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 – Fan Favorite 5

By |2018-11-12T19:17:38+00:00November 12th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Some Die Nameless by Wallace Stroby Mulholland Books/ Little Brown/ Hachette, $26.00, 337 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-44020-2 Every single human being on the planet has a past; the deeds, events and situations that have shaped us and made us into the persons we are today.  Some of those experiences were happy and good . . . others, not so great . . . and a few of them we do

Mysterious Book Report No. 351 – Some Die Nameless

By |2018-10-23T17:49:31+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Some Die Nameless by Wallace Stroby Mulholland Books/ Little Brown/ Hachette, $26.00, 337 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-44020-2 Every single human being on the planet has a past; the deeds, events and situations that have shaped us and made us into the persons we are today.  Some of those experiences were happy and good . . . others, not so great . . . and a few of them we do

Mysterious Book Report – Fan Favorite 4

By |2018-10-09T18:24:26+00:00October 9th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

The Spy Across The Table by Barry Lancet Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 435 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9491-4 Although prognostication and predicting the future isn’t what we normally do here at the MBR, there’s always exceptions, and this is one. I’m gonna stick my neck all the way out to the cut-on-the-dotted-line tattoo and forecast the near future. In about a week and a-half—June 20th to be exact—a new thriller will

Mysterious Book Report – Fan Favorite 3

By |2018-10-02T18:12:44+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless Thomas & Mercer, PB, $15.95, 372 pages, ISBN 978-1503936867 It was a lucky day for all of us when my wife June’s book club decided to read this outstanding first novel, written by a Colorado author and published in 2016.  Smart group those dozen-plus ladies, all college or public librarians, administrators and professional women, the core group of which—including June–has been meeting

Author Interview – Paul D. Marks

By |2018-09-27T15:54:41+00:00September 27th, 2018|Author Interviews|

 Interview With The Author: Paul D. Marks by John Dwaine McKenna We’re pleased and proud, to talk with Macavity Award-Winning author Paul D. Marks, whose just published novel, Broken Windows, is detailed above in Mysterious Book Report No. 349, and a writer who brings some serious chops to the craft, as well as a keen eye for the foibles, follies and quirks of human nature.  He’s well on his