Posts tagged Detective

Mysterious Book Report No. 249 – Pacific ...

Mysterious Book Report Pacific Burn

Pacific Burn by Barry Lancet Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 356 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9488-4 With a renewed focus on Asia of late, it seems as though there’s news and happenings on an hourly basis from the region. China, North and South Korea, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Burma, Taiwan, Tibet . . . and of course Japan, have […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 247 – Spoils O...

Mysterious Book Report Spoils Of Victory

Spoils of Victory by John A. Connell Berkley/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 372 pages, ISBN 978-0-425-28156-7 Late last year an authentic, entertaining, and exciting new detective series hit the bookstores and became an instant success. Part crime fiction, part historical fiction and part military fiction, the novel featured a U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) named […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 244 – Purgator...

Mysterious Book Report Purgatory

Purgatory by Ken Bruen Mysterious Press, $24.00, 278 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2607-8 Once the envy of the entire world soon after the millennium, the Celtic Tiger has died in Ken Bruen’s 2013 novel Purgatory, and been replaced with an Ireland that can only be described as circling the economic drain. With jobs non-existent, crime is rampant, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 243 – The Sund...

Mysterious Book Report The Sundown Speech

The Sundown Speech by Loren D. Estelman Forge/Tom Doherty Associates, $24.99, 216 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-3736-8 Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer vacation season, so we’re kicking it off with a couple of short, fast reads that are perfect ‘beach books’; novels you can finish in one or two afternoons while working […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 237 – Forty Th...

Mysterious Book Report Forty Thieves

Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry Mysterious Press, $26.00, 356 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2452-4 Start reading any type of great fiction, and you’ll soon realize that it’s based upon conflict . . . because conflict creates drama . . . and drama is what captures, then holds, our attention and keeps us reading. Why? Because we humans […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 234 – Ruins Of...

Mysterious Book Report Ruins Of War

Ruins of War by John A Connell Berkley/Penguin-Random House, $26.95, 372 pages, ISBN 978-0-425-27895-6 Every time we start thinking that the deep, thoroughly-explored and fully-drawn well of World War II stories is about to run dry . . . along comes another author with a whole new, and fascinating point of view, coupled together with […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 214 – The Devi...

Mysterious Book Report The Devil’s Detective

The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth Doubleday/Random House, $25.95, 358 pages, ISBN 978-0-091956-51-6 We’re continuing with our Freak-Fest of weird reads in observance of Halloween, and you’d better brace yourself . . . because this one’s gonna be a wild ride. So far this month, we’ve covered fallen angels and a shattered New York […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 182- Death Money

Mysterious Book Report Death Money

Death Money by Henry Chang SOHO Press Inc., $25.00, 215 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-351-5 Ever been to Chinatown in New York City? Go down to Mott Street in lower Manhattan and it’s as if you’ve stepped into a foreign land . . . it’s a place of exotic sights, sounds and smells, a place where even […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 179 – Hangman

Mysterious Book Report Hangman

Hangman by Stephan Talty Ballantine Books/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-345-53808-6 Buffalo, New York is where the novels of Stephan Talty take place, and after last year’s breakout hit entitled Black Irish, his growing numbers of fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installment of his Abbie Kearney detective series. She’s been called “One […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 172 – The Son

Mysterious Book Report The Son

The Son by Jo Nesbo Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95, 402 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-35137-9 There’s only two types of crime fiction and hard-boiled detective story readers . . . those who are Jo Nesbo fans . . . and those who will be Jo Nesbo fans as soon as they read one of his kick-ass novels. […]