Posts tagged Criminal

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 […]