Posts tagged Europe

Mysterious Book Report No. 313 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report The Shadow District

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason Thomas Dunne/Minotaur Books, $25.99, 344 pages ISBN 978-1-250-12402-9) Iceland, positioned at the top of the world between Europe and North America, is a land of active volcanoes, long winter nights and some of the best noir writers in the world. Case in point . . . the newest crime […]

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Mysterious Book Report Midnight in Europe

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst Random House/Penguin, $27.00, 251 pages, ISBN 978-1-4000-6949-1 If you’re a fan of noir fiction, tales of WWII exploits or spy thrillers, you’ll love this week’s MBR . . . an espionage novel set in Paris in 1938, on the eve of World War II, just as the Spanish Civil […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Cairo Affair

The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer Minotaur Books, $26.99, 408 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-03613-1 The Middle East and North Africa has been the focus of the world’s attention since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010, and now, the Syrian War has bled over into neighboring countries and spawned one of the most savage, retrograde […]

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Mysterious Book Report Star of Istanbul

Star of Istanbul by Robert Olen Butler Mysterious Press, $25.00, 369 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2155-4 The Great War, or World War One, as it’s now known, has long been an area of interest to me.  My Grandfather on my Father’s side of the family fought in it.  The Great War was the first mechanized war and […]