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Mysterious Book Report Under Water

Under Water by Casey Barrett Kensington Publishing Corp., $25.00, 309 pages, ISBN 978-1-4697-0968-4 The MBR is ever on the lookout for debut authors with arresting characters, compelling plots and above-average wordsmithing talent.  When we find one, we do our best to alert all of you, so that together, we can read and enjoy the writer […]

Author Interview – Claire Gem

Mysterious Book Report Claire Gem

Hello, to all of you out there in the electronic haze, and Welcome, to our newest feature here at the . . . . Author Interviews. In this space we’ll be featuring the insights, thoughts, writing tips and news about forthcoming books from some of the authors whose works have been reviewed in the […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Cellar

The Cellar: A Novel by Minette Walters Penguin/Random House, $24.00, 246 pages, ISBN 978-0-09-959464-2 One of the great things about reading is when you figure out that it’s a voyage of personal discovery . . . and the more you read, the longer your journey into the unknown, which in turn takes you to places […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Wolf In Winter

The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly Emily Bestler Books/Atria, a division of Simon & Shuster, $26.00, 418 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-0318-3 Can you believe it’s already October? Where did the summer go? Oh well, fall is here now, and that means Halloween . . . which is giving Christmas a run for its money in […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Fixer

The Fixer by Joseph Finder Dutton/Penguin/Random House, $28.00, 375 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-95461-3 Do you remember a public works scheme called The Central Artery/Tunnel Project? It was started in 1982 and completed on the last day of December 2007. It was projected to cost 2.8 billion dollars, the final tab amounted to some 14.6 billon and […]

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Mysterious Book Report Stone Cold

Stone Cold by C.J. Box Putnam, $26.95, 370 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16076-9 For all of the fans who, like me, are mourning the cancellation of the show Longmire by the A&E Network, don’t despair . . . there’s an alternative out there. The novels of C.J. Box, one of today’s “A-list, must read authors,” according to […]

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Mysterious Book Report Little Green

Little Green by Walter Mosley Doubleday, $25.95, 291 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53598-4 I’m asked, from time to time, Why bother reading fiction?  A number of answers spring to mind, such as; to entertain myself; to see how other people think; to educate myself by associating with smart people among others.  But the best reason I can […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Bricklayer

The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd William Morrow, 2010, $24.99, 390pages, ISBN 978-0-06-182701-3 There’s a special interest that we readers should be aware of and give some attention to:  first novels.  They have an aura about them because they encapsulate a lifetime of thought, expression and experience.  (Or in some cases, inexperience . . . ) […]

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Mysterious Book Report John Dwaine McKenna Questions Answered

Questions Answered John Dwaine McKenna It is time, as the Lochinvar Rooster said to young Miss Mallard; It is time for something a bit different!  And so, like the guy on TV who says, “I’m here, not just to entertain, but to educate you as well.”  I’m going to use this week’s MBR to answer […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 10 – The ...

The Diviner’s Tale by Bradford Morrow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.00, 311 pages, ISBN 978-0-547-38263-0) The Diviner’s Tale is part murder mystery, part ghost story, some paranormal and part literary.  It’s now on my personal ‘best-books-of-the-year’ list.  The author manages to weave all of the disparate elements into a story that will not only keep you […]