Posts tagged Danger

Mysterious Book Report No. 353 – Black An...

Mysterious Book Report Black And White Ball

Black and White Ball by Loren D. Estleman Forge/ Tom Doherty Associates, $25.99, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-88476 There must be something in the air, water . . . or maybe an unknown isotope emanating out of the ground at night, that germinates world class crime writers in, around and about Detroit, Michigan.  From the late […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 220 – Palace O...

Mysterious Book Report Palace Of Treason

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews Scribner/Simon & Shuster, $26.99, 468 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9374-0 Is there any doubt amongst well-informed people, that the tectonic plates of government spheres of influence are being shifted these days in ways we couldn’t even imagine as little as twenty-five years ago? Would you have thought for example, back in […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 215 – The Boy ...

Mysterious Book Report The Boy Who Killed Demons

The Boy Who Killed Demons by Dave Zeltserman Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc., $24.95, 288 pages, ISBN 978-1-4683-0960-7 Our Halloween Freak-fest continues this week with a YA (Young Adult) novel whose title says it all. His name is Henry Dudlow. He’s “fifteen and a half and cursed. Or damned. Take your pick.” The reason? […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 133 – Spirit o...

Mysterious Book Report Spirit of Steamboat

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson Penguin, $20.00, 146 pages, ISBN 978-0-670-01578-8 Have you ever seen the hit drama series Longmire, on the A&E television network?  If so, maybe you, like me, are a fan of the hard-working Wyoming Sheriff named Walt Longmire.  Whether you’ve seen the show or not, read any of the series […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 129 – Suspects

Mysterious Book Report Suspects

Suspect by Robert Crais Putnam, $27.95, 309 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-18148-3 Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD is a mental condition suffered by some individuals who’ve been subjected to intense, loud and life-threatening situations.  Anyone who’s been in a life and death situation can suffer from it.  The US Armed Forces have for years denied the existence of […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 122 – The Shan...

Mysterious Book Report The Shanghai Factor

The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry Mysterious Press-Grove/Atlantic, Inc., $26.00, 292 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2127-1 Here’s a true confession: I have been fascinated by spies, espionage and tradecraft ever since the 1950’s when I read that first issue of Mad Magazine and was introduced to the iconic Spy vs Spy cartoon strip with it’s two identical […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 90 – Prague Fa...

Mysterious Book Report Prague Fatale

Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr Marion Wood Putnam, $26.95, 400 pages, ISBN 978-03969-15902-2 All my life, I’ve had a fascination with and a thirst for knowledge of the great conflagration and tragedy known as World War II.  Could be it’s because I was born just a year after the end of it . . . […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 88 – The Stock...

Mysterious Book Report The Stockholm Octavo

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Englemann Harper-Collins-ECCO, $26.99, 421 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-199534-7 After the wild ride we took with last week’s cultish thriller, (Gun Church, MBR 87)  I wanted to find another equally compelling novel, but one that’s the polar opposite in content, style and focus.  Dame Fortune smiled and sent all of us a […]