Posts tagged Detroit

Mysterious Book Report No. 373 – Lives La...

Mysterious Book Report Lives Laid Away

Lives Laid Away by Stephen Mack Jones SOHO Crime, $26.95, 296 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-959-3 Just about a year ago, an outstanding young wordsmith published his debut novel, August Snow, to great critical acclaim and a fistful of prestigious literary awards.  The author’s name is Stephen Mack Jones, and his writing style has been favorably compared […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 358 – Dead Man...

Mysterious Book Report Dead Man Running

Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton Putman/Penguin, $26.00, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57444-3 We’ve said it before, and we’ll no doubt say it again, because it’s one of the elements that makes for great drama, as well as the most compelling plots in all of literature . . . and it’s especially true in crime fiction:  […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 291 – The Lion...

Mysterious Book Report The Lioness Is The Hunter

The Lioness is the Hunter by Loren D. Estleman Forge/McMillan, $25.99, 246 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-8845-2 The battered city of Detroit, Michigan seems like the perfect setting for a beat-down, cynical and wise-cracking private eye who’d be considered a real loser . . . if he wasn’t so damn good at solving the toughest cases in […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 201 – You Know...

Mysterious Book Report You Know Who Killed Me

You Know Who Killed Me by Loren D. Estleman Forge/Tom Doherty, $24.99, 233 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-3735-1 I came late to the party for this week’s MBR author . . . he’d already written seventy-five novels by the time he made it to my radar screen . . . so shame on me. Now that he’s […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 183 – Broken M...

Mysterious Book Report Broken Monsters

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Harper Collins, $26.00, 520 pages, ISBN 978-0-00-746459-3 The city of Detroit has long been an American icon; The Shining City, or Motor City as it’s been called, is now an emblem of broken dreams and unkept promises. Now it’s bankrupt and known colloquially as Murder City. It’s a place where […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 124 – Let It B...

Mysterious Book Report Let It Burn

Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton Minotaur Books, $25.99, 276 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-64022-4 One thing you may not have picked up from all the cops n’ robbers shows we all watch nightly on the telly—as we have since we’ve had television, and the radio dramas before them, is this: all arresting and prosecuting officers of […]