Posts tagged Criminal

Mysterious Book Report No. 375 – Seven Wa...

Mysterious Book Report Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry

Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry by Jen Conley Down & Out Books, PB, $15.95, 230 pages, ISBN 978-1-948235-93-8 Don’t let the title fool ya, Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry, by Jen Conley is real crime fiction. It’s also YA, Young Adult, fiction which can be enjoyed by all of us Boomers […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 337 – Sunburn

Mysterious Book Report Sunburn

Sunburn by Laura Lippman William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 290 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-238992-3 Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the warm weather season; a time for vacations, kicking back, relaxing and light summertime reading.  And hey, what could be better, we’re kicking it off with one of America’s most loved, respected and widely-read authors […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 224 – The Devi...

Mysterious Book Report The Devil’s Share

The Devil’s Share by Wallace Stroby Minotaur Books, $25.99, 263 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-06575-9 I have a theory about book covers that goes like this: The size of the author’s name is in inverse proportion to their fame. In other words, popular best-selling writers like Michael Connolly and James Lee Burke will have their names emblazoned […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 126 – Burial R...

Mysterious Book Report Burial Rites

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Little Brown, $26.00, 322 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-24391-9 This week’s book review is a debut novel by an Australian author of great talent and outstanding promise; an author we’ll be paying attention to for a long, long time.  Her novel is titled Burial Rites and the author’s name is Hannah Kent.  […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 108 – Ghostman

Mysterious Book Report Ghostman

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95, 321 pages, ISBN 978-0-307-95996-6 Who among us hasn’t dreamed, at one time or another, of chucking it all; going off the grid and living a life of anonymity?  No name, no taxes and no responsibilities . . . answerable only to oneself and the whims of chance.  […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 93 – The Thief

Mysterious Book Report The Thief

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura SOHO crime, PB, $14.95, 211 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-202-0 Existentialism is a word that was often tossed around in discussions on college campuses back in the 60s when we were all busily self-absorbed discovering ourselves.  The word existentialism means “a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 55 – Gone

Mysterious Book Report No. 55 – Gone

Gone by Mo Hayder Atlantic Monthly Press, $24.00, 416 pages, ISBN 978-0802119643 We’re continuing with the Edgar winners this week, reviewing the 2012 recipient of the Best Book Award.  She’s a British author named Mo Hayder, and her novel is Gone.  This novel is the latest installment of an ongoing series featuring inspector Jack Caffery […]