Posts tagged Dead

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Mysterious Book Report The Trust

The Trust by Ronald H. Balson St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 356 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-12744-0 The Troubles, as the conflict in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, 80s and 90s became known, has long been an area of interest for the MBR. The sectarian violence there pitted Protestant Unionists—those in favor of remaining in the British Commonwealth—against […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, $26.00, 400 pages, ISBN 978-1-4555-2824-0 Ever had the flu?  Not a run-of-the-mill cold with sniffles and sneezing, but the real deal, with chills, fever, congestion . . . the kind that makes every bone on your body ache and hurt so much you just […]

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Mysterious Book Report A Scourge Of Vipers

A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, $25.99. 315 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-7431-8 In the food for thought department, here’s a juicy little nugget to chew on: Remember when gambling was underground, illegal and in the hands of organized crime? Now it’s legal, and available most everywhere, but in my opinion, […]

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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, […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir Crown Publishing/Random House, $24.00, 369 pages, ISBN 978-0-8041-3902-1 For the first in a long time, maybe ever, we’re reviewing two Sci-Fi novels in a row.  It wasn’t planned that way, it was by coincidence only, there’s no shift in focus going on.  Our emphasis will always be on crime-fiction and […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Crooked Maid

The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta Bloomsbury, $26.00, 427 pages, ISBN 978-1-60819-809-2 In the immediate aftermath of WWII, Vienna, Austria was a political, social and environmental disaster.  It was a city in the hard business of reconstruction, denazification and redirection . . . a place that was in the midst of “Convincing itself that it […]

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Mysterious Book Report Hurt

Hurt by Brian McGilloway Constable & Robinson LTD, £17.99, 404 pages, ISBN 978-1-4721-1113-5 One of the up and coming new authors who’s gaining a lot of credibility because he writes great mysteries with a political twist is an Irish writer named Brian McGilloway. He lives and works in Derry, Northern Ireland, in an area known […]