Posts tagged Drama

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:  […]

Author Interview – Manuel Ramos

Author Interview – Manuel Ramos

Interview With The Author: Manuel Ramos by John Dwaine McKenna The Mysterious Book Report would like to extend a warm welcome to Denver native and acclaimed award-winning fellow crime fiction writer Manuel Ramos, who’s put  a Hispanic twist to the hard-boiled genre with an ex-con turned private eye named Gus Corral, whose sardonic voice narrates […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 274 – Redempti...

Mysterious Book Report Redemption Road

Redemption Road by John Hart Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Press, $27.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-38036-6 One of my personal frustrations in life is that at any given time, there’s a pile of forty to sixty or more books on my bookcase waiting to be read and reported on. Well Okay, you say, What’s wrong with […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 137 – Hurt

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 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 95 – The Colli...

Mysterious Book Report The Collini Case

The Collini Case by Ferdinand Von Schirach Penguin/Michael Joseph, $33.00, 190 pages, ISBN 978-0-718-15919-1 Secretly, every writer fantasizes about their book becoming a best seller.  Whether it’s fiction or non, every person pecking at a computer keyboard, or scritching away on yellow foolscap late into the night, harbors a dream of being heard: that their […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 83 – Black Fri...

Mysterious Book Report Black Fridays

Black Fridays by Michael Sears Putnam, $25.99, 341 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15866-7 Back in the nineteenth century, Mark Twain wrote, “There is no distinctly American criminal class . . . except Congress.”  If he was still living today, he might amend that to say, “. . . except Congress and Wall Street Operators,” because as anyone […]