Posts tagged Civil War

Mysterious Book Report No. 336 – The Hush

Mysterious Book Report The Hush

The Hush by John Hart St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 418 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-01230-2 One of the awesomest young writers to come down the literary turnpike in the new millennium is a southern gothic wordsmith named John Hart. The accolades, superlatives and awards directed at him keep piling up at an astonishing rate; making him one […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 262 – Undergro...

Mysterious Book Report Underground Airlines

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Mulholland Books/Little Brown, $26.00, 322 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-26124-1 Wow!  The bad news is; it’s the last week of October and time for the last installment of our second annual MBR Freak Fest.  But the good news is; we’ve  saved the best for  last . . . and it’s timely, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 241 – The Last...

Mysterious Book Report The Last Dawn

The Last Dawn by Joe Gannon Minotaur Books, $26.99, 278 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-04803-5 Unless you’ve recently vacationed in Costa Rica or Belize, the geography of Central America is pretty much terra incognita for most of us who live north of the Mexican border and speak English as our mother tongue. But back in the 1980s, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 226 – House Of...

Mysterious Book Report House Of The Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 433 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-0710-8 At public events—book signings or speaking engagements for example—a question I’m often asked is Who’s your favorite author? And the answer is always the same . . . Although I’m informed by many crime writers—Michael Connelly, Elmore Leonard, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 72 – Amped

Mysterious Book Report Amped

Amped by Daniel H. Wilson Doubleday, $25.00, 275 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53515-1 Here’s a great oxymoron for you:  hallucinatory reality.  Makes you scratch your head and go, “Huh?” doesn’t it.  That’s what I did when I heard it on NPR this morning.  Of course, I was half asleep at the time, so I checked it first […]