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Mysterious Book Report No. 354 – Pushback

Mysterious Book Report Pushback

Pushback by John Stith Re-animus Press, $15.99, 339 pages, ISBN 978-0-9672984-6-7 Serendipity is the ability to make a fortunate discovery by accident… which is just what happened to the MBR last summer, when an author we were interviewing asked if we had read or reviewed the work of a sci-fi writer named John Stith. “No,” […]

Author Interview – Barbara Nickless

Mysterious Book Report Barbara Nickless

Interview With The Author: Barbara Nickless by John Dwaine McKenna Barbara Nickless is the talented writer who has conceived two of the best characters to ever grace the pages of detective fiction.  I was fortunate enough to make her acquaintance and share a table at The Mountain of Authors event last March.  With many thanks […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 320 – Bluebird...

Mysterious Book Report No. 320 Bluebird Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke Muholland Books/Little Brown & Co, $26.00, 303 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-36329-7 One of 2017s most outstanding novels was first released in the last quarter of the year, and we were so inundated with other books to review that we weren’t able to report on it.  The MBR regrets that and intends […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 285 – Blue Lig...

Mysterious Book Report Blue Light Yokohama

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Minotaur Books, $25.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-11048-0 Every now and then, a forthcoming book generates so much pre-publication interest that the MBR wants to get a look at it at the earliest possible date. If an ARC, or Advance Readers (i.e. Reviewers) Copy isn’t readily available, we can sometimes […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 250 – The Mulb...

Mysterious Book Report The Mulberry Bush

The Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry Mysterious Press, $26.00, 308 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2410-4 Somewhere in the big junkyard that passes as my mind, there’s a snippet of a country song that goes . . . “I thought I’d been loved and I thought I’d been kissed, but that was before I met you . . […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 211 – Last Win...

Mysterious Book Report Last Winter We Parted

Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura SOHO Press, $25.00, 216 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-455-0 If the novel in this weeks MBR could only be described in one word, the one that comes to mind is inscrutable. It is defined as mysterious, enigmatic or incomprehensible, and its synonyms include words such as: hidden, impenetrable, and blank. […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 176 – The Plou...

Mysterious Book Report The Ploughmen

The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan Henry Holt, $26.00, 256 pages, ISBN 978-0-8050-9951-5 The Ploughmen is a remarkable work that will resonate with readers on several levels: its unique storyline, rich characterizations, linguistics, lyricism and the author’s professed and obvious love of the land. The story takes place in Montana, where the author was born and […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 168 – The Weig...

Mysterious Book Report The Weight of Blood

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh Spiegel & Grau, $26.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-0-8129-9520-6 The state of Missouri has long held an exalted place in American Literature, giving us such memorable fictional characters as Tom and Huck, and living legends like Frank and Jesse James. It’s an area that’s rich in lore and atmosphere, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 66 – Never Tel...

Mysterious Book Report Never Tell

Never Tell by Alafair Burke Harper, 348 pages, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-199916-1 This will be a special . . . and different . . . MBR.  Special because it’s number sixty-six, which always reminds me of the Mother   Road from The Grapes of Wrath, also known formally as the Will   Rogers Highway; it is, […]