Posts tagged Chicago

Mysterious Book Report No. 309 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report The Trust

The Trust by Ronald H. Balson St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 356 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-12744-0 The Troubles, as the conflict in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, 80s and 90s became known, has long been an area of interest for the MBR. The sectarian violence there pitted Protestant Unionists—those in favor of remaining in the British Commonwealth—against […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Second Life Of Nick Mason

The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton Putnam/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57432-0 Author Steve Hamilton’s Alex McKnight series won an Edgar Award and captured a boatload of other major crime fiction distinctions, including two listings on the New York Times notable books of the year roster. Pretty impressive, to say […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 19 –...

A Bad Night’s Sleep by Michael Wiley Minotaur, $24.99, 258 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-55224-4 This week’s MBR will be short and sweet.  It takes place in Chicago, sometimes called “America’s second city,” and features a private investigator, or PI, named Joe Kozmarski, a failed cop and known drunk.      A Bad Night’s Sleep is his third […]