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Unforsaken Review by Manuel Ramos

Unforsaken by John Dwaine McKenna

Unforsaken by John Dwaine McKenna Unforsaken is a bullet packed with gritty characters and explosive action. John Dwaine McKenna skillfully takes readers to the untamed Southwest at the beginning of the Twentieth Century.  The Wild West is past its heyday. Locomotives have replaced horses.  Bandit gangs are a vanishing menace, yet outlaws still prowl the […]

Mysterious Book Report – Fan Favorite 4

Mysterious Book Report The Spy Across The Table

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 121 – Red Moon

Mysterious Book Report Red Moon

Red Moon by Benjamin Percy Grand Central Publishing/Hatchette Books Group, $25.99, 531 pages, ISBN 978-4-4555-0166-3 The topic this week is lycanthropy: the belief that humans can turn themselves into wolves, commonly known as werewolves. And let’s just suppose for a minute that werewolves weren’t the product of a deranged mind or a folk tale. Let’s […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 24 – A Drop of...

Mysterious Book Report No. 24 – A Drop of the Hard Stuff

A Drop of the Hard Stuff  by Lawrence Block Mulholland Books, $25.99, 319 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-17804-4 This week’s MBR is A Drop of the Hard Stuff, by Lawrence Block, a distinguished author of more than fifty novels.  He’s as easy and comfortable to read as a favorite old flannel shirt is to wear beside a […]

Mysterious Book Report Extra – The Angel...

The Reapers Are The Angel Mysterious Book Report

     The Angels are the Reapers by Alden Bell Holt pbk, $15.00, 225 pages, ISBN 978-140-134133-6 The second book in our Halloween bite-a-thon is The Angels are the Reapers by Alden Bell. It was described to me as a “quirky book” before I read it.  All I can say is it’s in fact a quirky […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 22 – Galveston

Galveston Mysterious Book Report

Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto Scribner, $15.00, 258 pages, ISBN 978-1-4391-6666-6 Tough guys . . . that’s the subject of this weeks MBR number twenty-two.  Now.  I realize when I wrote the preceding sentence, that every one of you readers out there remember a tough guy, or gal, know a tough person or two . . […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 6 – The Terror...

Mysterious Book Report

The Terror of Living  by Urban Waite (Little, Brown, $29.99, 304 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-09789-5) There are exceptions, students and professionals for example, but if you’re like most folks, you read to entertain yourself.  I know I do.  When selecting my next read, I look for reviews, but if they’re not available, I look at the […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 4 – Moonlight ...

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (Harper Collins, $26.99, 325 pages, ISBN # 978-0-06-183692-3) I have to preface this week’s Mysterious Book Report by saying that I’ve never read a novel by Dennis Lehane that I didn’t like.  Mystic River, The Given Day and ShutterIsland all grabbed me and never let go.  Lehane’s newest, Moonlight Mile […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 1 – GideonR...

Mysterious Book Report - GIDEON'S SWORD

Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, 342 pages, ISBN 978-0-446-56432-8) Gideon’s Sword is another thrill ride from two of my favorite authors who introduce a brand new character named Gideon Crew in this one.  The adventure starts on the first page and never lets up as Gideon fulfills his […]