Posts tagged Edgar Award

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Mysterious Book Report The Hush

The Hush by John Hart St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 418 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-01230-2 One of the awesomest young writers to come down the literary turnpike in the new millennium is a southern gothic wordsmith named John Hart. The accolades, superlatives and awards directed at him keep piling up at an astonishing rate; making him one […]

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Mysterious Book Report Defectors

Defectors by Joseph Kanon ATRIA BOOKS/Simon & Schuster, $27.00, 290 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-2139-5 In light of all the nic-nac paddy-whacking that’s been going on for weeks . . . or is it months . . . or, OMG . . . years now about Russia and who did what to whom, and the when, where, […]

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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 […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Cellar

The Cellar: A Novel by Minette Walters Penguin/Random House, $24.00, 246 pages, ISBN 978-0-09-959464-2 One of the great things about reading is when you figure out that it’s a voyage of personal discovery . . . and the more you read, the longer your journey into the unknown, which in turn takes you to places […]

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Mysterious Book Report Providence Rag

Providence Rag by Bruce DeSilva Forge/Tom Doherty & Associates, $25.99, 351 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-7429-5 One of my favorite literary characters and amateur sleuths is a wise-cracking, cigar-chomping, hometown-homeboy ace investigative reporter and crime-fighting journalist by the name of Liam Mulligan.  He’s based in Providence, Rhode Island, working for a venerated, one hundred forty year old […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Boyfriend

The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry Mysterious Press, $25.00, 298 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2606-1 There are people in the world who are so expert in their chosen fields of work that they have the skill and the ability to make the most difficult tasks look easy.  You know the ones I mean: the accountant who takes the […]

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Mysterious Book Report No. 55 – Gone

Gone by Mo Hayder Atlantic Monthly Press, $24.00, 416 pages, ISBN 978-0802119643 We’re continuing with the Edgar winners this week, reviewing the 2012 recipient of the Best Book Award.  She’s a British author named Mo Hayder, and her novel is Gone.  This novel is the latest installment of an ongoing series featuring inspector Jack Caffery […]