Posts tagged Doubleday

Mysterious Book Report No. 266 – Charcoal...

Mysterious Book Report Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley Doubleday/Penguin Random House, $26.95, 305 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53920-3 Our author this week has been named a Grand Master in the year 2016 by the CWA, or Crime Writers of America. It’s the highest and most prestigious honor given by the group, and a distinction awarded only a very few. They’re […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 265 – The Wint...

Mysterious Book Report The Winter Girl

The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich Doubleday/Penguin Random House, $24.95, 205 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53997-5 It won’t officially be winter until the Twenty-first of December when the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year, happens. Mother Nature says otherwise. It’s been cold, gray and low freezing temperatures for some weeks in many parts […]

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. 199 – Spark

Mysterious Book Report No. 199 – Spark

Spark by John Twelve Hawks Doubleday, Random House, $25.95, 301 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53867-1 My Oxford Dictionary defines the word dystopia as an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be . . . which makes it the exact opposite of utopia, and an ideal descriptor for end-of-the-world type literature. Lately, with the […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 128 – Little G...

Mysterious Book Report Little Green

Little Green by Walter Mosley Doubleday, $25.95, 291 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53598-4 I’m asked, from time to time, Why bother reading fiction?  A number of answers spring to mind, such as; to entertain myself; to see how other people think; to educate myself by associating with smart people among others.  But the best reason I can […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 72 – Amped

Mysterious Book Report Amped

Amped by Daniel H. Wilson Doubleday, $25.00, 275 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53515-1 Here’s a great oxymoron for you:  hallucinatory reality.  Makes you scratch your head and go, “Huh?” doesn’t it.  That’s what I did when I heard it on NPR this morning.  Of course, I was half asleep at the time, so I checked it first […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 59 – Summer Re...

Mysterious Book Report Gone Girl

Here’s a suggested list of books for summer reading with a short description of each I cobbled together from various resources: 1.  Gone Girl, by Gilliam Flynn, (Crown Publishing, $25.00)  A psychological thriller by an Edgar-nominated author, about a marriage gone wrong.  When the wife turns up missing and the husband’s lies begin to catch […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 16 – Robopocal...

ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday, $25.00, 347 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-53385-0) Through the magic of literature, the MBR NO. 16 will jump from the long-ago, (MBR No. 15), to the not so-distant future, with a book called ROBOPOCALYPSE,  about a war between robots and humans.  It’s a thriller-diller of a novel I found near-impossible to […]