Author Interview – Jen Conley

By |2019-06-12T18:54:27+00:00June 12th, 2019|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Jen Conley by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re chatting with Jen Conley, whose latest novel Seven Ways to Get Rid Of Harry is reviewed in Mysterious Book Report No. 375.  Thanks, Jen, for speaking with us today. Our readers and fans are eager to hear your thoughts, writing tips and opinions, so let’s jump right in.  Here’s our first question: Why do you write? I was

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

Author Interview – Howard Michael Gould

By |2019-03-05T22:34:00+00:00March 5th, 2019|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Howard Michael Gould by John Dwaine McKenna This week’s interview is with Howard Michael Gould, whose first novel, Last Looks, is reviewed in MBR No. 364, and since he’s got a been-there, done-that resumé that’s longer than Seabiscuit’s hind leg, lets get right to our first question: Where do you write? I write in public. I start with a few hours at a coffee shop

Author Interview – Nico Walker

By |2019-02-14T06:57:18+00:00February 14th, 2019|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Nico Walker by John Dwaine McKenna Our interview this week is thanks to the extra effort of Emily Reardon at Penguin Random House in NYC and our own Lora Brown here at Mysterious Book Report.  Together, they coordinated our questions and corresponded with author Nico Walker, who’s currently an inmate at the Ashland Federal Correctional Institution where he’s serving an eleven year sentence for bank

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

Author Interview – Joe Ide

By |2019-02-01T16:02:53+00:00February 1st, 2019|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Joe Ide by John Dwaine McKenna Hello, to all of you out there in the MBR Nation, and welcome to our author interview with Joe Ide, one of the hottest new authors on the literary scene today, whose newest work is reviewed in MBR number 360.  And thanks Joe for taking time to speak to our audience today and sharing your thoughts with us.  I’ve

Mysterious Book Report No. 359 – The Man Who Came Uptown

By |2019-01-21T06:08:56+00:00January 21st, 2019|Mysterious Book Report|

The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos Mulholland, $27.00, 263 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-47982-0 Everyone makes choices . . . and then has to live with the consequences of those choices.  A fictional character in Washington, D.C. named Michael Hudson made a bad choice and it landed him in prison.  That’s where he got the reading habit, thanks to a librarian named Anna Kaplan, who takes special interest in

Author Interview – Manuel Ramos

By |2018-12-17T19:00:37+00:00December 17th, 2018|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Manuel Ramos by John Dwaine McKenna The Mysterious Book Report would like to extend a warm welcome to Denver native and acclaimed award-winning fellow crime fiction writer Manuel Ramos, who’s put  a Hispanic twist to the hard-boiled genre with an ex-con turned private eye named Gus Corral, whose sardonic voice narrates his stories.  It’s a pleasure and an honor to speak to you Manuel, so

Author Interview – Wallace Stroby

By |2018-11-17T19:46:24+00:00November 17th, 2018|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Wallace Stroby by John Dwaine McKenna  We’re fortunate this week that Wallace Stroby, one of crime fictions hottest young writers, was able and willing to take a short time-out from his swamped schedule down in south New Jersey to speak with the Mysterious Book Report about how he does what he does in such a compelling, forceful and so damned interesting way.  It’s an honor

Author Interview – Barry Lancet

By |2018-10-09T19:09:42+00:00October 9th, 2018|Author Interviews|

Interview With The Author: Barry Lancet by John Dwaine McKenna Our author for this weeks interview is, Barry Lancet, who is without a doubt one of the hardest working, most dedicated to the craft and elegant writers to ever cross the MBR radar screen.  He’s well on his way to becoming an A-list talent whose name, face and book covers will be seen in every airport book kiosk in