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. 90 – Prague Fatale

By |2016-03-29T07:51:03+00:00March 29th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr Marion Wood Putnam, $26.95, 400 pages, ISBN 978-03969-15902-2 All my life, I’ve had a fascination with and a thirst for knowledge of the great conflagration and tragedy known as World War II.  Could be it’s because I was born just a year after the end of it . . . and perhaps because my father and most of his generation, the fathers of friends

Mysterious Book Report No. 67 – The Yard Dog

By |2016-03-14T08:03:24+00:00March 14th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

The Yard Dog by Sheldon Russell Minotaur, 2009, $24.99, 292 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-56670-8 Waaay back in the early 1960’s, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth and regular gasoline was 32.9 cents per gallon at my dad’s Texaco station on Main Street in Grahamsville, New York, a high school teacher named Manville B. Wakefield sparked an interest in American History in me that has remained all my life.  It was

Mysterious Book Report No. 57 – Blood of Victory

By |2016-03-02T07:43:12+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst Random House, 2002, $24.95, 237 pages, ISBN 978-0-375-50574-1 It’s an undisputed fact that the Twentieth Century was the absolute bloodiest in human history.  The Twentieth opened up with the Boer War, in which the British Empire asserted its sovereignty over South Africa at the expense of the white Afrikaans settlers and their German allies.  In rapid succession came World War I, “the Great